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For anyone who follows the principles in Doolittle's 'Scientific Queen Rearing' (1889) - I recently found an 1898-9 thread in 'Gleanings' in which Doolittle was questioned about the methods used within that book, and in particular querying whether Doolittle himself was continuing to use those methods.

Doolittle replies that he does indeed continue to use those methods - unchanged - but has been puzzled to learn that so many others have not succeeded like himself. He makes the point that he's had nothing whatsoever to do with the book since it was sent (apparently free of charge) to the publishers - and so for the readership's benefit then proceeds to describe in far more detail than in the book his exact procedure, right from the selection and preparation of the hive/colony to be used for queen-rearing - well before the actual procedure commences - right through to releasing the finished queens into colonies and the subsequent feeding (or not) of them.

A text file of that article (circa 2000 words) can be downloaded from: http://heretics-guide.atwebpages.com/beekxx.htm or via my website 'front page'.
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Thanks LJ! Great find!
 
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