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    Default Look what I found - an ancient American Bee Journal

    Came across this old magazine while sorting through my great-grandmothers old house. Quite a find! Back when average price for a 3-lb package of bees was around $4.50, and mated queens cost $1.60 each. Of all the ads (there are a LOT), I believe I came across just a handful of companies that are still in business.

    May 1959 American Bee Journal
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    Inside:
    Swing to Sideline - A Bee Display On A Trailer - The Editor
    What To Do About Swarming - Mykola Haydak
    Social Bees And Social Security - Harry Starnes
    Queen Introduction - Julius Lysne
    Company Overview - Little Brown Jug Honey - Tony Jack Wells
    Build Your Own Viewer Participation Quiz Exhibit For Fairs And Meetings - J.D. Haynie, Milledge Murphy,Jr, & A.M. Pettis
    Lowering Honey Costs - Roscoe Johnson
    What You Can Do With A Few Colonies - John Phillips
    The Color Of Honey - Richard Taylor
    Utilizing Drifting In Beekeeping - Carl Teasley
    The Bulldozers Are Coming - Kenneth Farmer
    The Beginner And His Bees - W.W. Clarke Jr.
    Industry: American Honey At International Food Fair - Robert Banker
    Granulated Insecticides For Alfalfa Weevil Control - R.J. Walstrom
    Honeycomb Cappings - Charles Mraz
    From The Honey Plant Gardens - Melvin Pellett
    Let's Get Together - Announcements for Meetings, Conferences, Etc.
    The Market Place
    Crop And Market - M.G. Dadant

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    Default Re: Look what I found - an ancient American Bee Journal

    hay--its not that old! that's about when I got my first bees. lol

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    I got my grandfathers copy of ABC and XYZ AI root bee library book the other day , pretty cool he signed along with my dad . Its dated 1940 , brings back memories of him and me going to get swarms in his 56 Buick , we were driving home and I looked over at him and noticed 3 or 4 stingers on the back of his hands , seemed like he didn't even realize they were there , he brushed them off without a thought .He still had bee's into his 80's and as many as 60 hives at one time , we had alot of fun extracting honey in his basement with me eating the cappings and cranking the small extractor while he ran his big 72 framer , I was maybe 10 yrs. old at the time ,wish I would have been older so I could have learned more from him .
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    "wish I would have been older so I could learned more from him."

    He taught you what mattered.
    David Matlock

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    nice find, I was hoping to see that one of the articles was written by sqkcrk, but he must have been using his alias.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Yeah he taught me how good the cappings are !!! yum .

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    Default Re: Look what I found - an ancient American Bee Journal

    Quote Originally Posted by wildbranch2007 View Post
    nice find, I was hoping to see that one of the articles was written by sqkcrk, but he must have been using his alias.
    ...when he was using the name 'McCloud'?
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me
    Other times I can barely see. -The Grateful Dead

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