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,J v ARTIFICIAL SWARMING. f<Xt I» For More Advantageous Than Natural Swarming. If bee-keeping- is undertaken us a spe- industry, artificial swarming- mus' place of natural swarming-. •' Much is said'and written about following- the natural plan of bees. The natural plan should be followed as far as possible, but it has limits as the nat- •oral plan of every living- thing- has tha' 'Jis subject to man. Long experience dtJjows that while natural swarming-, '.-under some circumstances, is advanta- .4?eous, yet of tener it is not advantag-eous. Every bee-keeper knows that bees, if * they have-their own way, will swarm >Avhen there is no apparent reason, or i: the cause be apparent, it is not to the advantage of the bee-keeper. If bees -will swarm in May or in the early part ^ of June, good resxilts may come. Even then there is an uncertainty about s queens, their fertilization, return to the hive, etc. The natural plan of bees is restricted _j already, and we may go a little further, " interfere with their swarming-. 11 ^may not be possible to prevent natural •swarming in every case, but we may icome very near to "total prohibition.' 'This is the plan worked out by actna x,-experience. "When the brood chamber is full 'f 'when the queen has utilized all space, •*or nearly all, take out one or two combs "in the center of the brood-nest, and re••,-place with sheets of foundation or emp- *" J ty combs. In some cases foundation is "fbettej than comb because the new wax •attracts the bees, and the work in drawling out seems to satisfy them, give; «them something to do, and stays the ,*warming fever. The two combs re•2 -moved with the clinging bees make a •^nucleus of a new colony. If the i 15«aleus is to raise its own queen, then ,-icare. should be taken that the combs re[Oved 'contain unhatehed eggs. On the hive from which the combs place another body or sec- story filled with empty brooc sLlcomhs, if the object be extracted honey, with empty section combs or foun- rtion if the object be comb honey. The empty combs in the brood chamber Sgive the queen laying room, and the en- ,ent of the hive together with the •^enlargement of the brood chamber, ••^•swarms" the colony—at least arrests ,tural swarming for the present. ^ As a further precaution the drone jf|trap.,may. be adjusted to the entrance, .remain .during the season. jlWhen tie brood chamber is .full again •.the .operation, and add to the ^nucleus already started or beg-in a new iipne. In this way may be taken in a I'season- from the colony, ten frames of Ifbrood and clinging bees, equal to a col- iy or "the natural increase. And thi been done without disturbing or ^weakening the colony. It may be said Jthatif the colony swarmed naturally in ffthe right season, there would be two lifprodiictive colonies instead of one. But Spine one colony will produce under this itwystem as much as and probably more ^ "lan two colonies. If the apiary con- lins at least ten colonies, then there HJwould be ten frames obtained from the pfirst swarming. The bees on these, iited,at once and given a queen, make L strong colony. At the next swann- ag another colony is obtained, and this isicolony, the second, maybe early enough pJto gather surplus honey. This can be jfSdone, and has been done, but a product i the colonies thus made is not taken pinto account The mostthat is ex- ||jpeeted of the nucleus JJPEnies is that IJthey build themselves up for service |r;|the next year.—George A, Stockwell, in |l«Country Gentleman. if' CONVENIENT HALTER. *"0n That Ig Easily Adjusted and Always J ; . Rtmiy for Use. &'• The small conveniences about the iflfarm make work much more agreeable. Moreover, a little $;-,; .f I labor saved in each one of the hundred bits of work that come up in the course of a day makes a large amount in the aggregate. .The halter shown" in the illustration is HALTED, much more readily adjusted, since in the old-fashioned |3ialterthe main and foretop are con- flstantly becoming entangled when.-this |:|lieadgear is being arranged. To re- lanove the one illustrated, it is only [JBecessary to unbuckle the strap, when ffhe whole falls to the floor. Again, it jfjte specially convenient to carry upon Mine road, since it can be adjusted over the ^bridle by lengthening the strap when t^inckhng. ^Vhen a halter is used in 4 ;fthis way the rope should be passed I'throngh the bit-ring, giving much greater control over the horse if he fcjihoiild become frightened while stand's sing at the hitching-post. The snap and Brings are a convenient arrangement for hjlengthening or shortening the amount Siol rope.—American Agriculturist. i- .^—_^__^___^^^^^^^^_ l r Mushrooms In the Fleldi. £ Most people like mushrooms, but I not meet with many people who £3mow how to grow them. I allude to >se grown in the open fields and bparks. I have picked a basketful of •^-mushrooms of all sizes each day on a .ifleld of about eight acres of old pasture, •ao. which, about ten years ago, I ap- in the month of February, about Itliree hundred weight of ordiaary rough It to the acre, and soon after dibbled by means of a sharp spud, bits of •mushroom spawn as big as a bean all I'over the field. This I did'by myself by 'degrees 'during a space of a month or v,more, and the result has been that on .-this field I have had a grand lot of l^mushrooms every year, from about May i until September. I have some salt put (on'this field, more or less, every year asince I first did it, and shall continue to I'do so. as the dressing not only assists £-in the production of mushrooms, but it 5|also improves the quality of the grass, *' :h is grazed by cattle and horses, sometimes by sheep alternately.- ABOUT EARTHWORMS. They Are Among the Best Aids In Be .storing Ijoett Fertility. Very often the most insignifican; causes produce the most important ef fects. This applies very forcibly to earthworms. These little animals ar of much more consequence and hav much more influence in farm econom; than most people are aware of. Thej are mighty in their effect by virtue o their minuteness. This property ren ders them less an object of attention and from^ their numbers and remark »ble fecundity, though in appearance a very insignificant and despisable Hnl in the chain of nature, yet, if lost would make a lamentable chasm. To say.nothing of half the birds ant many quadrupeds which are entirely supported by them> worms, instead o: being a hindrance to and consumer o: vegetation, are really one of its bes' promoters, in fact nearly all vegetation would proceed but lamely without them, for by boring, perforating am loosening the soil, they render it per vious to the rain and -the fibrous roots of the plants by drawing straws anc stalks of leaves into it; and, above all they throw up such infinite numbers of heaps of earth called worm easts which, being their excrement, is one of the finest fertilizers known to the chemist, and for this purpose alone their increase and growth should be en couraged. In all probability, worms provide new soil for hills and slopes, where the rain washes the earth away, and they protect these slopes from being washed away or flooded. Gardeners anc farmers are as a unit almost in expressing their detestation of worms COMMON 1 EA.KTHWOKM. the former because they render the walks unsightly and cause them a little extra work, and the latter because, as they think, the worms eat their sprouting grain. These people would soon find, however, that the earth without worms would soon become cold, hardbound, and void of all decomposition or fermentation, and consequently sterile; and besides, in favor of worms, it should be known that green corn, plants and flowers are not so much injured by them as by many species of bugs in their larvaa or grub state, and by countless myriads of shelless snails, which silently and imperceptibly make amazing havoc in the field and garden. Worms work most in the spring and are out every mild night in the winter, and are very prolific. An argument is often used that worms are injurious to soil from the simple fact that they are usually found in the richer portions of the fi eld. This argument is about equal to that of some who state that when the mercury contracts, goes down the weather gets colder; whereas the cold 'causes the contraction, instead of the contraction causing cold. The same is true regarding worms in rich soil; instead of worms being in rich soil, rich soil is usiially found where the worms are; the latter causes the former, and not vice versa. Worms are readily destroyed by the application of common salt, sown broadcast at the rate of five or sis bushels per acre; or on grass plats, by the application of lime water,*or rather milk of lime, which is readily made by stirring for ten minutes a pound of hot lime in four pailfuls of water. But, for a great many reasons, a few of which are suggested in the foregoing, care should be taken to encourage worms, not to destroy them. They are among the best aids in bringing back the lost vitality of the soil.—Prof. 3. F. Elsom, in Prairie Farmer. RURAL BREVITIES. —An experienced herder says that whenever a sheep goes off by itself its owner may be sure there is something radically wrong with it.. —A nervous, nery man should never undertake to teach a team to pull heavy [oads. What is wanted is to learn how to use their power, and to do so without •etting excited. —In painting hives do not use dark colors for in extreme hot weather the combs in dark colored hives will melt down, while in a hive which is painted white, no damage will be done. —Do riot be alarmed if you find a number of dead bees about the entrance of the hive. In summer time you do not notice so many .because the :olony carry their dead away in their daily flight. —Young horses of a nervous temperament are easily frightened. The only way to prevent their "shying" is to make them acquainted with the cars, robes, umbrellas, bridges,' white stones or whatever frightens them in such a kind, gentle manner that they will know they" are not going to be hurt. —The theory that swill must be sour, decayed, poison stuff is by no means exploded as yet. If many a farmer would pay for the outlay of a microscope he would see wondrous tilings in one of those old swill barrels. It would often deter him from eating pork of his own raising and cause him '.o wonder why so many crawling things iad not destroyed tlic lives of his hogs. SORE MOUTH "IN "PIGS. The Sensible Method of Treatment Adop ed by a Western Farmer. A correspondent sends to the Prair; Farmer the following plan for preven ing sore mouth in pigs: Young pigs will often fight for lif trying to get the best position for tal ing milk from the sow. They will bit- each other's mouths and tongues, usin the upper and lower incisors to goo advantage.. Investigation will show edges of th tongue fringed and bitten before th pigs are a day old, and left to them selves their mouths will become sore some of them to such an extent th: they will not suck, and thus grow wea and do not thrive like some stronge ones. In some cases I have seen thei mouths so sore that they become decayed and black, large pieces droppin off each side of the mouth. To preven this I basket the entire litter from tw to twelve hours after being farrowed. Take them to a warm apartmen away from the dam, hold each pig be tween the knes, with a man or boy tc help, who holds a small stick in th pig's mouth. Then snap off • the fou incisors, take the litter back to the sow and I never have had any more tronbl nor have I ever had a pig bothere witn sore mouth. ^ , All iron'AViitcli. At the mechanical fa.ii* held a Worcestershire, Hug., Browther Bros exhibited a watch in perfect running order constructed wholly of iron. 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