Bees, Hives and Honey

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W. Allan & Company, 1865 - Bees - 39 pages
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Page 33 - Fahrenheit (rather less than the warmth of new milk), according to the season, add a slice of bread toasted and smeared over with a little yeast. The liquor should now stand in a warm room, and be stirred occasionally. As soon as it begins to carry a head it should be tunned, and the cask filled up, from time to time, from the reserve, till the fermentation has nearly subsided. It should now be bunged down, leaving a small peg-hole ; in a few days this also may be closed, and in about twelve months...
Page 33 - Dissolve an ounce of cream of tartar in five gallons of boiling water ; pour the solution off clear upon twenty pounds of fine honey, boil them together, and remove the scum as it rises. Towards the end of the boiling add an ounce of fine hops ; about ten minutes afterwards put the liquor into a tub to cool ; when reduced to the temperature of 70 or 80...
Page 33 - ... pour the solution off clear upon twenty pounds of fine honey, boil them together, and remove the scum as it rises. Towards the end of the boiling add an ounce of fine hops ; about ten minutes afterwards put the liquor into a tub to cool ; when reduced to the temperature of 70 or 80 of Fahrenheit, according to the season, add a slice of bread toasted and smeared over with a very little yeast ; the smaller the quantity the better, for yeast invariably spoils the...
Page 39 - Ringed-pigeon is of a different stock ; and though it chiefly frequents the districts cultivated by man, it resists his nearer approach. The Carrierpigeon is not a distinct species, but only a variety of the common one which has undergone a particular training ; and it is probable that other varieties might be similarly trained. It is proper here to notice an extinct species of fowl which has attracted much of the attention of naturalists, Supposed form of the Dodo. and is now believed to have been...
Page 35 - ... till the syrup becomes so thick that the handle of a spoon being dipped into it, and then plunged into cold water, the syrup upon the handle is found to be quite crisp ; when this is the case, it is sufficiently boiled.
Page 35 - Have an earthen dish or marble slab in readiness, well buttered ; pour the syrup upon it, and when sufficiently cool to handle, clip it with scissors into strips the size desired. The process of boiling takes about twenty minutes.
Page 18 - I have on different occasions assisted in taking large quantities of honey in this way, and remember giving verbal instructions to a cottager, who took from a single hive...
Page 28 - ... are always open to observation without their being disturbed by the sudden and unexpected admission of light.

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