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You may have a catalog of supplies; but if you haven't ours for 1912 you have missed something really worth while, and should get one at once. It is the largest and most complete ever published-more than a mere price list of supplies-a book that every beekeeper can read with pleasure and profit. Beginners will find answers to many perplexing questions, and advanced beekeepers timely suggestions that will save them money. Old customers are writing us frequently letters like the following:
Your catalog for 1912, designated ROOT'S BEEKEEPERS' SUPPLIES, is received,
Our catalog this season also gives a full and complete list of books and booklets which we can supply. Many of these booklets are free, which doesn't mean that they are not worth reading, but simply that we want you to be informed on the subjects of which they treat. Send for a catalog, and check those in which you are interested.
Next to having the best goods made, there is nothing so important to the beekeeper in the busy season as to have goods delivered just when they are wanted most. It isn't always possible to ship goods from a distant factory and have them reach destination within a day or two, as is sometimes necessary during the height of the season, but with distributing-houses located in the large shipping-centers we are able to supply beekeepers everywhere, with no loss of time and with minimum transportation charges.
Send Your Hurry Orders
to any one of the offices listed below, and let us show you what we can do for you in point of service. Cars are going to these branches at the rate of two or three a week, so the stocks are new and fresh, and we usually have just what you want. If it isn't in stock at your nearest branch our manager will include your order with his specifications and you may have your goods come in the next car, thereby saving on transportation charges and getting the goods in better shape than you would by local freight.
Whatever Your Wants
we can supply you, and, of course, there is no question about the quality of our goods. The name Root" in connection with bee-supplies means the best of every thing in this line, and the best is always the cheapest, as our customers will testify. If you have never used our supplies you should make a trial of them this season. Once used, we are sure you will want no other.
I have just received my goods, order No. 10739. I am more than pleased with them.
Gleanings in Bee Culture if you
You have probably read our announcement of the extra value we propose to give to readers of GLEANINGS IN BEE CULTURE through 1912. You know that our regular subscription price is $1.00 per year (24 semi-monthly numbers).
These Combination Offers Afford Still Greater Values.
Canadian postage on each of above combinations 80 cts. extra. Foreign post., 60 cts. additional. Many other combinations to choose from. Ask for our combination catalog. -USE THIS COUPON.
I enclose $
for combinations checked.
Don't forget extra postage for Canada or foreign countries.
October 1 to July 1
1, $1.00; 6, $5.50; 12, $10.00
Tested, $1.50 each; six, $8.00; twelve, $15.00.
July 1 to October 1
1, 8.75; 6, $4.25; 12, $ 8.00 1.00 5.50 10.00 Select tested, $2.00 each; six, $10.00; twelve, $18.00. We charge 10c for clipping a queen's wings. All queens are reared in strong vigorous colonies, and mated from populous nuclei. Instructions for introducing are printed on the reverse side of the cage cover. Virgins from good mothers, 40c. Safe arrival and satisfaction guaranteed.
"Falcon" SHIPPING-CASES "Falcon"
Insure safe arrival of your comb honey, and better price, by using the best protection cases made. Get our prices of SAFETY CASES, and regular cases with corrugated pad, top and bottom, and corrugated follower. Dealers everywhere. Red catalog postpaid.
W. T. FALCONER MFG. COMPANY, FALCONER, N. Y. Where the good bee-hives come from
ORDER ON LOW MARKET
Save 7 per cent
For September only, we will offer you the liberal dis-
BLANKE'S BEE BOOK
It describes our complete line of bee supplies, and contains much interesting and useful information on the care and management of bees. It is FREE.
BLANKE MFG. & SUPPLY CO.
Blanke Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.
The best and lowest-priced double-wall hive on the market. This hive has % material in the outer wall, and is not cheaply constructed of material as are some other hives on the market. Packing or dead-air space as you prefer. Remember, winter is approaching. Get your bees into comfortable quarters before it is here. Send for a catalog.
A. G. WOODMAN CO., GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
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 merchants. 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 storing 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 by 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 straight; one-eighth part of the comb surface soiled, or the entire surface slightly soiled.
No. 2. Three-fourths of the total surface must be 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 THE COLORADO STATE BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION, DECEMBER 13, 1911.
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 12 ounces.
No. 2. This grade is composed of sections that are entirely capped, except row next to wood, weigh
ing 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.
CINCINNATI. The demand for honey is good, although many of the big buyers refuse to pay last year's prices, and it is an effort on our part to sustain the prices of to-day. We are selling fancy comb honey in a small way from our store at 16% to 18, and in a wholesale way at a few cents a pound less, according to the quantity purchased. Strictly fancy extracted honey in crates of two 60-lb. cans we are selling at 81⁄2 to 10, and in barrel lots at 81⁄2 and sometimes 9; amber honey in barrels at 6 to 7. For choice bright yellow beeswax we are paying 28 cts. per lb. in cash or 30 in trade. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 3.
THE FRED W. MUTH Co.
SURE, OLD COMBS ARE VALUABLE
IF shipped to us for rendering.
WE EXTRACT 99% per cent
OF WAX, and then pay you Highest Market Prices, or 2 cents addi
tional in trade.
YOU CAN'T APPROACH THAT FOR
We need great quantities of Comb and Extracted
Honey. Write us.
THE FRED W. MUTH CO.
"The Busy Bee Men"
51 Walnut Street