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Details: Paperback 6 x 9 in. B&W 158 pages 72 illustrations.
"This book is a result of a lifetime study of the equipment and practices for the production of fine comb honey. It is also the purpose of this book to encourage only the finest quality of comb honey to be offered to our markets."--Carl Killion

Learn to do comb honey from best. This is focused on basswood sections but most of the manipulations are applicable to other methods such as Ross Rounds.
 

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"Comb honey is one of the most beautiful agricultural products in the world. To me, it is the most beautiful. It takes so few words to describe it, honey in the comb tells its own story as no human could ever describe it. It is pure, delicious honey in its natural original state. It is nature’s finest sweet in its own original package as the bees have made it throughout the ages. Comb honey is a product that the intelligence and ingenuity of man cannot duplicate or equal.

"One might say that all honey is good, but honey in the comb is the best. One can offer honey to the public just as the bees make it, nothing added, nothing taken away. Each cell of crystal clear honey is enclosed in pure beeswax and retains all the fragrance of the fields of sweet blossoms. The delicate aroma of flowers, which is lost to a certain degree in extracting honey, may still be found in comb honey. All of these desirable features have been carefully weighed in my mind, and my wish is that the production of this wonderful product will be continued."--Carl Killion, Honey in the Comb
 

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Table of Contents
I. Comb Honey.................................................... 1
II. Choosing a Location......................................... 7

Outapiaries.................................................................... 9
Honey Plants and Bee Pasture...................................... 10
III. Comb Honey Equipment................................ 15
The Hive...................................................................... 15
The Bottom Board........................................................ 19
The Hive Cover............................................................ 22
Brood Frames.............................................................. 23
Our Ventilated T Super................................................. 26
Separators................................................................... 31
Sections for Comb Honey............................................. 31
Folding Sections.......................................................... 36
Foundation for Sections............................................... 38
Cutting Box................................................................. 41
Fastening Foundation in Sections................................ 47
Filling the Super.......................................................... 50
Painting Sections With Paraffin.................................... 51
Bait Sections................................................................ 53
IV. Colony Management...................................... 55
Spring Management..................................................... 55
Pollen Supplements...................................................... 56
Selection of Breeding Stock......................................... 58
Swarm Control and Requeening................................... 61
Dipping Queen Cells.................................................... 73
Clipping Queens.......................................................... 74
The Honeyflow............................................................. 75
Super manipulation...................................................... 77
Preparation of Bees for Winter...................................... 79
Cleaning of Bee Equipment.......................................... 88
V. Care and Storage of Comb Honey..................... 93
Removing Moisture From Comb Honey......................... 95
VI. Marketing Comb Honey................................ 103
Preparation for Market............................................... 103
Grading and Weighing Comb Honey........................... 107
Marketing.................................................................. 120
VII. Bulk Comb Honey...................................... 123
VIII. Beekeeping Records.................................. 133
IX. The Future for Comb Honey.......................... 135

Index.............................................................. 137
About the Author............................................... 141
 
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