1st. Bees gorged with honey never volunteer an attack.
2nd. Bees may always be made peaceable by inducing them to accept
3rd. Bees, when frightened by smoke or by drumming on their hives,
fill themselves with honey and lose all disposition to sting, unless they
4th. Bees dislike any quick
movements about their hives, especially any motion which jars their combs.
5th. Bees dislike the offensive odor of sweaty animals, and will
not endure impure air from human lungs.
6th. The bee-keeper will ordinarily derive all his profits from
stocks, strong and healthy, in early Spring.
7th. In districts where forage is abundant only for a short
period, the largest yield of honey will be secured by a very moderate
increase of stocks.
8th. A moderate increase of colonies in any one season, will, in
the long run, prove to be the easiest, safest, and cheapest mode of
9th. Queenless colonies, unless supplied with a queen, will
inevitably dwindle away, or be destroyed by the bee-moth, or by
10th. The formation of new colonies should ordinarily be confined
to the season when bees are accumulating
honey ; and if this, or any other operation must be performed, when forage
is scarce, the greatest precautions should be used to prevent robbing.