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SOFT CANDY FOR BEES.

 

By Dr. Burton N. Gates.

 

From the Sixty-first Annual Report of the State Board of Agriculture.

BOSTON:
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS,
32 DERNE STREET.

Approved by
The State Board of Publication.

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SOFT CANDY FOR BEES.

The So-called “Fuller Candy” for Queen Cages, Transportation of Combless Colonies, Stimulative and General Feeding.

The well-informed beekeeper has learned that it is unwise and hazardous to feed under any circumstances honey in any form, even though it be from his own apiary. There have been many sad and general infections with bee diseases by such unguarded feeding. Thus it has become almost an axiom, “Feed no honey.” Consequently, substitutes have necessarily been adopted and among these are sugar syrups of various dilutions and compositions; “hard candy,” which is virtually a taffy; and recently, the so-called “Fuller candy,” which is a soft fondant, not dissimilar to the fondant of chocolate creams.

For several years Mr. Fuller of Blackstone, Mass., as well as others, has been experimenting with this modified English candy, which should not harden beyond usefulness. Beekeepers of Massachusetts and elsewhere about.............

 

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