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The prices listed below are intended to represent, as nearly as possible, the average market prices at which honey and beeswax are selling at the time of the report in the city mentioned. Unless otherwise stated, this is the price at which sales are being made by commission merchants or by producers direct to the retail merchant. When sales are made by commission merchants the usual commission (from five to ten per cent), cartage, and freight will be deducted; and in addition there is often a charge for storage by the commission merchant. When sales are made by the producer direct to the retailer, commission and storage and other charges are eliminated. Sales made to wholesale houses are usually about ten per cent less than those to retail merchants.
EASTERN GRADING RULES FOR COMB HONEY.
FANCY. All sections well filled, combs straight, firmly attached to all four sides, the combs unsoiled Ly travel-stain or otherwise, all the cells sealed except an occasional one, the outside surface of the wood well scraped of propolis.
A No. 1.-All sections well filled except the row of cells next to the wood; combs straight; one-eighth part of comb surface soiled, or the entire surface slightly soiled; the outside surface of the wood well scraped of propolis.
No. 1.-All sections well filled except the row of cells next to the wood; combs comparatively even; one-eighth part of comb surface soiled, or the entire surface slightly soiled.
No. 2.-Three-fourths of the total surface must Le filled and sealed.
No. 3.-Must weigh at least half as much as a full-weight section.
In addition to this the honey is to be classified according to color, using the terms white, amber, and dark; that is, there will be "Fancy white," "No. 1 Dark," etc.
NEW HONEY-GRADING RULES ADOPTED BY TL COL-
FANCY WHITE.-Sections to be well filled, comb firmly attached on all sides and evenly capped, except the outside row next to the wood. Honey, combs, and cappings white, and not projecting beyond the wood. Wood to be well cleaned; no section in this grade to weigh less than 131⁄2 ounces.
No. 1.-Sections to be well filled, combs firmly attached on all sides and evenly capped, except the outside row next to the wood. Honey white or very light amber; comb and cappings from white to slightly off color. Comb not projecting beyond the wood; wood to be well cleaned; no section in this grade to weigh less than 131⁄2 ounces.
CHOICE.-Sections to be well filled; combs firmly attached; not projecting beyond the wood, and entirely capped, except the outside row next to the wood. Honey, comb, and cappings from white to amber, but not dark. Wood to be well cleaned; no section in this grade to weigh less than twelve
No. 2. This grade is composed of sections that are entirely capped, except row next to wood, weighing from ten to twelve ounces, also of such sections that weigh 12 ounces or more, and have not more than 50 uncapped cells all together, which must be filled. Combs and cappings from white to amber in color, but not dark; wood to be well cleaned.
EXTRACTED HONEY.-Must be thoroughly ripened, weigh 12 pounds per gallon. It must be well strained, and packed in new cans. It is classed as white, light amber, and amber.
STRAINED HONEY.-This is honey obtained from combs by all other means except the centrifugal extractors and is classed as white, light amber, amber, and dark; it must be thoroughly ripened and well strained. It may be put up in cans that previously have contained honey.
BOSTON.-New white comb honey, fancy, brings 18 to 20 cts. per lb.; light amber, 16; fancy white extracted, 10 to 11; light, 9 to 10. Beeswax brings 30. Boston, July 5. BLAKE LEE Co. DENVER.
The old crop of comb honey is all sold, and we expect the first of the new crop by the middle of July if weather conditions are favorable. have a good stock of very fine extracted honey which we are quoting in a jobbing way at 9 cts. for strictly white; 8 cts. for light amber; 6 to 71⁄2 for strained. We pay 26 cts. in cash and 28 in trade per lb. for clean yellow beeswax delivered in DenTHE COLORADO HONEY-PRODUCERS' ASSOCIATION. FRANK RAUCHFUSS, Manager.
Denver, June 21.
ZANESVILLE.The new crop of comb is just beginning to arrive. Indications are that there will be a fair to good crop generally, which should make prices a little lower than for a year or two past. At present producers are being offered 15 to 16 for fancy; 13 to 15 for No. 1. Inferior grades are praetically unsalable on this market. Prices to the trade are, of course, arbitary as yet. There is a little demand for comb, but the market on extracted is very quiet For beeswax of good quality, producers are receiving 28 cts. in cash, or 30 in exchange for bee supplies.
Zanesville, O., July 4.
E. W. PEIRCE.
CHICAGO. At this writing, not any of the honey gathered in 1912 is on the market; yet we judge from advices that, before this goes to print, we shall have some-comb as well as extracted. The pros pects are that the quality of the honey this season in this vicinity will be superior to any thing we have had of late years. The flow from clover is of excellent quality, and the lindens are promising an abundance at this writing. No. 1 to fancy white comb honey will bring 17 to 18, with a scaling down on the other grades of from 1 to 3 cts. per lb., while the ambers will range from 13 to 15. Extracted white to fancy will bring from 8 to 9; ambers, 7 to 8. Beeswax brings 30 to 32, according to color and cleanliness.
Chicago, Ill., July 2. R. A. BURNETT & Co.
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We have anticipated the needs of beekeepers for prompt delivery of supplies during the month of July, and have an unusually large stock from which to draw.
The honey-flow is promising larger than most beekeepers were prepared for, but we have sections and foundation on hand ready for instant shipment, so not a single pound of honey need be lost because of insufficient room in which to store it. Sections of all the standard sizes are here in the original packages, and we can put your name on a package of any size just as soon as your order reaches us.
You will find it will pay you, too, to use foundation liberally this season. Starters are good but full sheets are better, and you can very materially increase your honey crop by giving the bees this little assistance.
We buy honey too, and you will find us ready to give you a good price for your crop, and we can assure you of fair treatment.
Whatever your needs in the beekeeping line, we can supply them promptly, and we are glad to answer questions at any time.
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