Semi-monthly honey report

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Semi-monthly honey report
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UNITED STATES MLEAPTAFMENT' F01 arrYCFL"'R
l AIrTicaltfSural Marr*;etin Service
Fruit. andVe getable Division

7 l public 7 414;, Washinqt.or 35 D. C
x ensicn 21736. Tuesday, Vsart 1, 19 E.

SI-.hn1irNTLY HKS._.ISPOI< vhQLE._X _X_.. No.

S.i'iMAE


Preci ibation during the three winter months -
No-.-emebr, Drct.mber End January ar.ragutd
below normal in all States except Wasr ngton,
California Utah, Georgia, New York and the
New Englpnd States. Precipitation Auring
February was moderate to fairly heavy in the
eastern half of the United States and has
helped to overcome moisture deficiency. Honey
plants are generally in good condition.
Although moisture is sti l deficient in much
of the western half of the Nation, the
dormant condition of plants is minimizing
the damaging effects and there is still time
for rains to come before the plants come out
of dormancy. Also surface moisture is fairly
ade uate in most areas. Snow depth in many
of the Rocky mountain and Pacific Coast
watersheds is below average making the outlook
for irrigation water supplies uncertain at
this time.
Reports from beekeepers on the wintering of
bees reflect varying degrees of success. In
a number of northern States bees have been
confined for long periods by steady cold
weather and in some yards losses or weakening
of colonies because of this ia- reported as
moderate to heavy. In others bees have
survived well so far, In a number of sections
colonies went into winter with insufficient
stores end losses from starvation are also
expected to be heavy. Most commercial pro-
ducers report they expect to make up such
losses with southern package bees or by
dividing stronger colonies and introducing
now queens.


iTn. citrus nectar flow has started in
Florida with Irospects favorable, Ti-ti was
coming into bloom along the Gulf in southern
Georgia northern Florida end south'rr.
Mississlipi. The citrus bloom is dcv.lopirg
later than usual in the Lowur Rio Grande
Valley of Texas, hcvement of tees to citrus
groves in Texas has bern the heaviest sinct
before the freeze of 19b1, and has also been
neevier than nanal into groves in Florida.
DemEnd for large bulk lots of honey continued
active for the limited supplies remainin1 in
beekeepers' hands, Prices continued their
gradual advance. Beekcpers' sales of ler e
ulk lots varied from 1C0 to 16 per lb.,with
considerable trading reported in the northern
tier of States on white legume honey at 13-1E
per lb.
The demand for crude beeswax continued active
with the market firm. Beekeepers' sales
f.o.b, shipping point in wholesale quantities
generally ranged 47-490 per lb., mostly 470
for pe #Ae; wit som
Tper 10. for cash and 490 in trade wit some
cash sales reported high as 51-52r. Occasional
smell lot sales were reported low as 42-440.
Most buyers were making no differentiation in
the price between light and dark colored wax,
although there were occasional reports of a
20 per lb. spreads


INFORmJdION FRO PRODUINCIN.AEAS


CALIFORNIA POIITS: (1-eriod lest half February)
Northern Cellf raia. Bees are brooding -
rapidly In some localities. Frosts have been
very prevalent but warm afternoons have kept
the bees active. Most bees are in fine shape.
Some, however, are starving for lack of care
and feed. Considerable increase is being made
in some sections. Movement to various
locations is in progress, Fany bees have been
sold. Pollen and nectar are coming in from
willows, opk, alder, manzenita, almonds,
eucalyptus, filaree, mustard, and various
ground flowers. Honey plants are late because
of cold weather. Additional moisture is needed
in some areas.
Central California -host bees have wintered
very welT. Ulusrers have dwindled in some
cases, especially in weak colonies. Brood-
rearing has started, but mostly at a slow ret'-.
Increases are being made by some beekeepers..
AdditionEl bees were moved during the period
to eucalyptus, almonds, or other orchard or
build-up locations. Bees worked principally
on eucalyp us, almonds, willow' alder, and
mustard. Honey plants genere.lly are in good
condition but many are somewhat late.
AGRICULT'JBE, WASHINGTON ov


Soutl.i.en CeliforniQ Los Angeles temperatures
ranged 62-r0 degrees mVx imum end 40-54
degrees minimum, with reinfell of .30 inches.
Recent conditions have been gensrElly good for
build-up of colonies. Broodrering is pro-
gressing rapidly in most places. ome
shortages o honey stores are reported. Move-
ment of out-of-State bees hps been about
completed. Some local movement to orEnpes
still wes in progress. Bees were working on
eucElyptust wild lilac, buckbrush, evoca os,
menzanit-, willows mustard, miscellaneous
cofer crops, and filerce. money plants
generally appear to hbe in good condition
houh rowtn in many localities has been re-
tarded fy cool weather. Residential end
industrial subdivisions have reduced the
acreage of citrus.
pit-FI QOrJELS;: (Pa.ciqd last helf FebruEry)
Or -Eet rat with rein-
T- low no rmR.SAIlge se stimetej
not ss then 50 percent below nor I whibh
may feect irrigation supplies thi summer.
Bees ve winlgtI d.-wel g although inspections
of h' es have n-151m. Bees 2ve made
shor flights gathering some poll from
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i--... r nTm-u-.z. QLpJ)GyPiR1Of C0p EiP3 Y0_r-TIS, flEOEL These prices represent sales and quotations as
re;urted by correspondent beekeepers and honey handlers. Because of the many thousands of beeklepers and
hai-dlers in thie country these should be considered as representative prices and not as full and complete
coverage of all transactions for any State or area
I- -. ERQnIcCI s'_?SaI.OF LAEGE LCOSQE BB(TACED g fOAX. lPBS.I DL6SI--1b CAI D EE PU -----
eSCE COLOR a FLCRAL 'PRICE a BASIS COLOR a FLOBAL 'PRICE A B&SIS
50TCE OF SAE SATE SOURCE OF SALE

AIF. W IOWA Whito,Clover-Sweetzlover 14- 15f fob
SOU. White, Orange 121 del. Blended, Mixed Flowers 12 "


1953 Crop
Light Amber Sage-Buckwheat 10 3
Light Amber, Buckwheat
T.. & A b'k VE--


12 "
/4 1 "
11 "


8"aUW axjiwm a TlLfS a AgLa AmOer
Alfalfa 11-114 "
Extra Light Amber,Alfalfa-Oraenge 112
CENT. Extzn Light Amber, Alfalfa 1 "
Light Amrber Mixed Flowers 1 "
Light Amber-White Cotton-Alfalfa 1 "
NOR, Anxt a Lipat Amber I4anzaniterChery 9 "
Extra Light Amber, IarizanitE-Mixture 10 "
Mixed Flowers 11-11t "


OREG. White, Various Flowers
Light Amber, Various Flowcrs
Dark, Mixed Flowers
COLO. Whito, Alfalfa a Clover
Light Amber,Mixed Flowers
Alfalfa
IONT, White, Clover


13-13- fob
12? "
100 "
,10o- 11 del.
9 16 3 fo "
16 fob


NEBR, Vhit', C1cntrAltafa:a.
Blended Mixed Flowers
[0NS,, White. Sweetclover
MICH, white, Clover-Alfalfa
Goldenrod & Aster
WISC. Clover & Basswood
Light Amber, Mixed Flowers
MINN. White Clover
Whito Sweetclover
Light Amber,Mixed Flower
IND. White, Clover
ILL, Clover
VA, Dark, Tulip Poplar


150 fbb TENN. Clover


14 -15*6 "1

140 "
13 -15f del,

12 -140 fob
11 -120 "1
140 fela fob
121 del.Mplec
12? "
14 -160 del.
18 -200 "

100 "
13 1/30 "


ll ob
(plus cansll1 fob


TEXAS Madrid clover(cans returned)
Clover & Masquite
OKIA. Blended,Mixod Flowers
N.MEX. White, Clover (bottlers offering)


130 del.
130 del.


FLA, Drums (container exchanged)
White, Light Amber, Orange
Amber, Gallberry
Amber: Orange. Palctto, Mangrove,
Partridge Poa


12 fob MISS. Mixed Flowers


14 VARIOUS MIDWJ
White


12 -130 "
110 '"
10 -14 "


12a del.Chicago


WESTERN STATES
Clover 11-12% del.K.City


1-_-__ 3-------------R]--------- --------- --C- --------_-___ -_-_-
STATE: TYPE OF HONEY CONTD-EECS, COLOR AND OLESALERS ~JLTS ~ ~"CONQ|SI
S--O.__A___ s o __ ..(FLGeex&lc 1. lisesA)I.(f pej E. AdnliwnneAx.(ao'i -tlea)-.-
STRILCTLEDl HQIEY 60=.PQUDJCSS = ZEB EOUNI
OLO, White. Lweetclovcr 15
UL-i Clove' 13 1 13.3
"EfAS Clover 1 1.42
NEBR. White, Clover 16? ,
WISC, Clover & Basswood 16 1/2-18 1/2% -
Light Amber, Mixed Flowers 14-16/ -
MENN. White, Clover 119 1/6
Clover, Basswood 14-1 -
3. Y, White, Clover 1
MD, White-Light Amber, Clover Sourwood, Sumac 120 15
Dark. Tulip Poplar a Mixe& Flowers 250
FA. White-Li t A.mber, Orango 160* 18 1/3 *- 22(
Amber, I xed Flowers 14 1/30* 16 1/2%* 19 3/40
ILL. Amber, Fall Flowers (to Bakers 13 -


JCTc=TED. WEI =. i-AL CXKTLIES0..-JZT.L
.QLO. White, Clover 190
ITAH Clover
TfIAS Clover 22.830
Clover & Mesquite 200
EKLA. White, Sweetclover
MNEB, White, Clover 180
XANS, Light Ambe-Extrae. White, Yellow and. White Sweetalover -


17%
24.170
220
18%


208
17j0
-
25%

20-25%


- coattrvned -


UABH Clover
White


Tuesday, March 1, 1%55.


Washington 25, D. C,.


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SMas=M1inJLtoy L5a I).. C.%-35
- -- J E S9eLEjSQ^ L1. IF ,5 ^. I'2i ,,: ^ _- -
STATE TYPE OF HONEY CGIT.-JESS, ORLR AimID S 5
___ __ LFA SCUR / _i_.2a:iyy._da i"raz.ii _L e :, dljv=anLt ,.
MICH. White, Clcver 17-2V# 20-2.
WISC. Clovn.B5iusawood 20 240 *
MENN. Mized Flowers -
White Clover 18 2/3 18 1/3-205 a5o
IND. White, Clover 20 25-30
ILL. Clovr 5- 210
N.Y. hit. Clover 9 25
VT. Clover 22 250 30O
MD. White-Ligbh Amber, Clover & Sourwood a Sumac 25 30y -
Dark, Tulip Poplar-Mixoad Flwes 30J
TONN. C]ovor 25
LA, White-Li.h- Airbr, Orange 17^ 19 2/,V 212-
umber:, haxcd FlowLrs 15 1,2 17 5/6, 21 1/30
Ambzer, Tupelo 18 2/3 2 13 2


COLO. Whitu, Clover 5,40
TEXAS Clover 6.25 6.80 -
Clover A Mesquito 5.75 6,24 -
KLA. White, Swoetclover 4,80 -
ICWA V hite, Clover 5.10 -
WISC. Clover & Basswood 5,75 690 *
MDIN, Whito, Clover 5,25-5.40 5,75-5,80
LA. Whito-Light Amber, Orange 4,65 5.35 540
Amber, lixod Flowurs 4.15 4.77 48
Amber, Tupelo 5060 6.00 550

-m aE_ 24. i----~- --E~- --. ------- ------ -------
COLO. White, Clover 5.65 -
TEM S Clover 6,50 7.00
Clover & Mesquite 6412 6,60
OKLA. White. Sweetclover 6,00 -
IOWA White; Clover 545
ICEH. White, Clover 5,00 -
WISC, Clover & Basowood 6,00 7.20 *
MINN. White, Clover 5,70 5.65-6,15 -
ILL. Clovr 6.48 -
N. Y. White. Clover .30
VT. Clovei 6.15 7,25 40o
MD. Whito-Light Ambcr, Clovcr-Sourwood-Sumac 6425 8.40 -
TErN. Clover 810
IA. White-Light Aner, t range 5.17 5.95* 30
.imber, Mixeld Flowers 4,66 5.35 270
Amber, Tupelo 5,75 6,25 330

ERG110 ao_ -. _2/, gO_JA
51.5Q219-- -- -- -- -- EC--- r- 7D-. -A
COLO. Whito, ClovCr 3,50 -
TEXAS Clover 3,70 4,00 -
Clover-Mesquito 3.60 3496
IGWVA White. Clover 3,35 -
NMCH. White; Clover 3,60
WISC. Clover a Basswood 3.50 4.20 *
JLA. White-Light Ambor Orange 2.97 3.40 17#
Amber, lxed Flowers 2.92* 3,15 160
Amber, Tupelo 3,75 4.00 20


9E0TIO OS_P .F _CAS..2A SiCTJ0SS
MIN. White, Clover 40 50 each
ILL. Clover 14-oz, 10.90
MD. White-fdght Amber, Clover, Sourwood,Sumac,14-oz. 9,60 12.00
Dark, poor quality 3.81 -
TEw. Clover, 14-oz. 7.50 -


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Tuesday, MYa-Ah 1, 19s1.


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W'ashbington 25, D. C.







.EL-M2,LSLJY.J2I'PS 1OL. JKIL..-YQ.5_L
-- -.. I.JQnEJki-PACI2 OBPOCFcR S&LL.? tFQKEYJN Q I TQIEi, .,. T ,lLUs5 CONSJUbfMES___
S SAJ4S TO-
SInTE TYPE OF HONEY CTOE INERS COLOR AND -~ EALE : OS P
---.AL SOUtC JL __ ___ 3 4IC ai a dlIePwanUya elvam LaLsaIaI
fELXA Clover, 24;i-lb, jars 7,49 8,28 -
OuiL, Light Jmbez- Alfalfa & Cotton, 24, l-1bEars 6.00
12, 2-lb.ars 4 80
IM White Clover 2-lb. jars 86 1.05
D. White>ighit Amber, Clovor-Sounwood-Sumec
241 1-lb. jars 60 12,00
5 lb. cans 1.10 1,50
TEMI, ClkvLr, 5-lb jars 1.50
Gk. Qllberry. 4 b jars 55s 600 850
If 4DE 4 l 30t "
271-mr 113m, ZEL7 _10--0--- --- ..-- = -
0M2. White, Clover 24, 1-lb. containers 5.95 -
TEkAS Clover, 24, 1-oz. containers 5.00 5,50

^i~PpmC~T~~TE 'CQS -- I- --- ------- --- ---- ---'-- -- -'--- -- ------ --- -
VT, Clovor, 24, 4 oz. sections 3.00 4.00 4,50



State of origin indicates State whero packed, not nece arily where produced. The term "Clover" includes
most legumes such as White Dutch Clover, Hubam Clover, yellow md White Sweetclover, and occasionally such
legumes as alfalfa and Vetch mixed with other Clovers. Where used mB&ns -f.o.b, shipping point.


PACITIC lCRTjWE.-S: (Continued from Page 1)
filberts Fnd pussywillows. The bulk honey
supply is becoming very light, with the
market firm.
aeshingto.n In western WEshington feinfall
during the past month hes been below normal,
despite the fact that the amount received
during one week was triple-r ormal for that
week. Fast of the Cascades weather was stormy
during the last week of February with rain
end light snow in the Yakima Va ley end very
heavy snows in the mountains and in north
central Washington. This additional snow was
very good as somu sections were reporting
below normal depths in the mountains. During
this period bees over the entire State made
some cleansing flights on warm days. Bees
have generally wintered well on account of
the mild winter. To date there hes been little
feeding to stimulate broodrearing.
I1,TlEPDflUNTlIN STaTES: (Period Feb. 10-24)
Colored Bees in the Colorado River Basin
ar{ in only fair condition due to extreme and
extended cold weather. In the White River
Valley colonies are normal, but some clusters
are smeller then desired. Some colonies will
need food soon. In the San Juan Basin a 3-
day warm-up occurred during this perioA which
allowed the bees to fly for two days and to
move to new honey. This was very beneficial
as bees hfd been confined 'or a long period
by steady cold weather. about 8 inches of
new snow fell in the VElley, with from a foot
to 18 inches in the mountains. This will
help the irrigation water situation, which is
still below normal. In the Sen Luis Vellcy
area snow fell in the mountains eand should
Improve the irrigation water outlook.
R'raever n.0 snoy of consequoizce fell on the
Valley floor. Int+ conditions are vary poor.
Mich starvation is feared in the spring.


Idaho In the Lower Snake River Valley bees
KI a pEartial flight on one or two days during
this period. Weather then turned cold and
stormy. Beekeepers have not been abtleto
check th'ir yards thoroughly, but evidence
shows that there will be considerable winter
loss in some epiaries. moisture is still only
about 30 to 50 percent of normal.
Utah Teather continued very cold during this
period. Hives were frozen solid in snow banks..
ome ber-keepers anticipate as much as a 50
aprcent winter loss due to the severe winter.
others report colonies are apparently in good
condition.
Lsotasn rdild winter weather has prevailed
and bees hEve had good flights. Some feeding
hes been necessary and more will be. The
period closed with a cold wave with
e temperatures dropping to 25 degrees below
zero, and some snow. Practically all honey
and beeswax has been sold.
iNeaada_- February temperatures have been
below normal during much of the month. Some
snow and rein has f-lien. More precipitation
is needed.
0OTRJ4ESRN ST.ESa:_ (Period Feb. 11 25)
TE3LAS:Iower Rio GrLndeVallev -Mre bees have
been brought into this area for the citrus
bloom than at any tiue since the big freeze
in the winter of 1951. Cold weather has been
holding back the growth of citrus trees and
the bloom will be later then usual. Colony
development is also slower than usual.
Broodrearing was going on although colonies
are short of pollen. No nectar has been
gathered.
Southwest Texa GuAlCupe County Good
reins have filLen that wilT elp srring
plFnts come into bloom. Horehouna, a flower


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Washingtcn 25, D. C,





Washington 25, D. C.


sE~rHIYJ~Qi~Y R1~r~hT- VL. XX ~


S.aO'wiVm:ES2 ST TES: T iCort inued'
that boees cEnr work eErlV, was coming up.
Elos and willow will socn be in blco., The
weather has not beer. cold ard bees could fly
in the afterr.oons.
Southeast Tex~as Brszcs County, Bees had
Scne flights end gatheere considerable pollen
from ulm and nectar End pollen from several
ground flowers, to eid broodrcering. Pro-
Ionged cold weather reduced flight activity,
retarded pler.t grvoth and delayed the bloom.
However, no frost danege occurred. Rainfall
continued to build up soil moisture in greater
supply thEn in several years.
CopstEi B EndSctin Te as_- Additional rain!
ere r.eed-d. 'TIhi rtcenT freezing weather did '
little demaLg to brush, hAgarita is furnishing
pollen. Brccdreraring has started.
aNorth. eaxas Den.ton County There has been
more rEin Yo date Thn e. vuar ago. Very
little -Madriid clover, hcw-vL-r, will bloom
this ye;r less then in severEl years, be-
cause of the damagee tc plants by the hot dry
weather during 1964.
OklEhoma Bees are wintering better than
usuaT, as the weather hE.s been mild through-
out. However, colony condition is only fair
in some yards. There were several flight
days during this period. Queens have started
laying, nd an early build-up is expected,
R-infAil hE s ranged from heavy in the eastern
gprt to rather light in the western pert.
The condition of legumes Eppewrs favorable at
this time except on the Western edge of the
StEte where it is still too dry. Dandelions,
caples 1nd clus will soon be providing bees
v1ith pollen.

Neay Mexico WeEther continued cold and windy,
qeverafl truckloads of honey moved out of the
Mesilla Valley during the last few dcys.
EIATJSS.AETSES:_ (Period Feb. 11 25)
Red River Vall.y _ofl Minnesot.a and N.o.th
E:kota_- Weather remained too cold during
this period tn check beeyards for the condi-
tion of colonies. Weather, however, has been
favorable both with respect to wintering bees
and for snow cover on the ground. While
moisture is on the dry side, more then ample
supplies can be received during the next few
weeks.
owae_- Both severe cold Fnd mild temperatures
occurred during this period. There was good
snow cover on the ground in central and
western areas. The snow melted and dis-
arpeared in the eastern pert. Precipitation
during the three winter months, November,
December and January, averaged only 52 percent
of normal. Bees were wintering well, having
had flights during the week of February 13.
DemEnd for large bulk lots of honey continued
good, with very little available.
Nebr.aska- Recent snow storms have been most
welcomed, as precipitation during the period
November-Jar-uary for the State as a whole
averaged only 48 percent of normal. Much
more fmisture is needed. Cellar-wirntered
bees are just begiAr.ir.g to show signs of
restlessness and the need of a flight.


Vera little winter loss has occurred so fez ir.
both ccer-wintered bees and outside-
wintere-d bees. Sees in sheltered s-cts me-
limited flights. Cutsi-ie-wirtered bees vi.,
be in ne'd of feedin. earlier then usuel tlr.?
year, Lemnrnd for ierge bulk lots ci honey
continued very active.
KFnsE.s The coldest weather of the past two
or three winters occurred at the start cf
this -erkocd wl.th sub-zero temperatures a
curule of nights. Weather then turned mild
and cdeer, until about the 17th whcn it
turned cloudy end he g-n to rein. The top
soil is now well scEked and prospects are
good for wild flowers and plants for the
s spring build-up of bees. Except i ns are in
the western part of the State where it is
still dry ana dust storms occurred. Colonies
of bees have brood in two combs. Meple
blooms are not out yet. Many lErge maple
trees died in last year's drought.
A1ST CENT A iND NOFTH CENT -STALE:
(-er d bd- T Michigan Bees are reported to be wintering
poor to Tairly well.I3 some locations they
have not had a good flight since december,
and losses are expected to be heavy. There
are reports of some colonies being very light
in stores. NKisture conditions are excellent,
Demend for honey continued good, and the
market was slightly stronger.
Iti.pongina Bees are wintering well in some
areas, but poorly in others. Bees in sime
yards have been confined for a long time with-
out a good flight, and are showing signs of
dysentery, Examinations recently madl in
some such yards showed 40 percent of the
colonies infected with nosema. Cellar-
wintered bees are quiet. The snow cover has
disappeared in the southern part of the Stete
but still remains in central and northern
portions. More precipitation is needed, as
the total for the StCta during the thr-e
winter months, Ncvembec-Jenuery, amounted to
only 56 percent of normal.
Mir.n.s.t Bees are wintering very well,
Tn some Tnstances where yards were checkicu
during the last warm spell, food supplies
were ample, While weEther has been vw.ry co-d,
intermittent warm spells have been fevora^le
for bees. Snow has covered the plants end
provided moisture but more moisture is
needed, Precipitation for the State as a
-*rhole averaged only 50 percent of normal dur-
ing the three months, November-January.Demand
for large bulk lots of honey was active.
Indiana The period opened with sub-zero
Femperatures accompanied by high winds. The
extreme temperature we.s of short duration,but
freezing temperatures heve prevailed through-
out the period, especially during the nights.
Mid-dEy temperatures on a few occasions were
w.rm enough for bees to teke short flights,
On the 19th it wEs warm enough for a good
flight. Broodrearir.g is Edvancing rather
rapidly in 1ll parts of the StFte. Stores
pre being consumed at a rate that will mean
severe shortage, even to the point of stFer-
vEtion in many colonies before spring. Scme.
beekeep rs report that they Ere feeding dry
sugar to colonies extremely light in st ores.


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Tuesday, March 1, 19E5.


_SE MNZILYHOLEYHEPORT VOL.J Xl--_NO._5_


Moisture conditions in the central and
southern parts of the State are still un-
scbisfactory. Some gein in moisture re-
.crvcs has been made with both snows end
light rains, but there is still a shortage of
several inches.
J.111inojs_- Temperatures have been milder then
normal, permitting bees to make a few flights
el+thugh it wPs a little too cool. An
ex,-mination of colonies in a beeyard in
northern Illinois showed most colonies were
vmry populous in bees with 2 frames about
1/3 to 1/2 full of brood Enough honey had
been used so that about 1:4 of the colonies
will need feed by spring. No dysentery was
found in any of the colonies. There wes an
occasional deni colony with honey in the
hives, as a result of the bees staying with
the brood during the last cold spell. A hard
rein on the night of the 20th took the snow
so the ground is bare, leaving clovers exposed
to freezing and thawing. More snow is needed
to protect the clovers. Local demand for
small bottles of extracted honey was about
normal,
NORCPIET STERN_STES: (Period Feb. 13-27)
New York Bees in central New York had a
TairTy good flight on Februrry 10 End a week
later another flight, but not as good. They
are wintering well where stores ere
sufficient. However, many colonies hEve
starved or are near starvation. Weather con-
ditions were about normEl for the time of
year. Honey sales locElly were fair.
VermonA Rain End thawing weather occurred
during this period, end the snow was melting,
Srles of honey have slowed down somewhat1
but the demand is still good.
New. Jer_ ey Beekeepers began to examine
bees for wTnter loss in the first part of
this period when temperatures were in the 60s
and 70s. Mach winter loss is reported, and
much more feeding will be required to keep
bees live during the critical period
approaching, otherwise broodrearing will be
rcterded,
.SOUTH ALUNIC .1ND SQUTH CE _T.aL STiTEs,

SrrylEnd There were mEny flight days during
this period. However, weather conditions .
during the winter were not favore.ble in the
Blue Ridge Section and heavy winter losses
are expected in thet area of the Stete. There
was considerEble precipitation during this
period over the St te and top soil moisture
conditions Ere good, In the vicinity of
Washington, D. C., pussywillow was beginning
to fuzz out, but no pollen was observed
coming in. MAple should be out by the next
reporting period. A January 15 check of
brood chambers in this area showed smell
patches of sealed brood. The recent moderate
temperatureshave no doubt increased the size
of brood nests,
Virginia The winter has been very cold this
year in the App&lachiar Sectiir, a nd bees
have hal cnly on gSoo'd flight,


Kentucky Weather during this period was
iild and reiny, There is now a slight excess
of precipitation for the year to date. This
is a most welcome conditions as this tends
to alleviate a. 3-year drought condition,
Both bees and vegetation are in excellent,
yet dormant state. All of January and the
first half of February were consistently
and abnororlly cold.
Tennssee Good rains occurred during
February and the soil is well soaked-making
the outlook for spring flowers favorable.
Temperatures warmed up with light shjweirs ind
some sunny days during this period, h ple
has started to bloom, and bees were working
on warm days. Colonies are holding their own
well and have large clusters,
SOUTIEASTF EN_STAES:_ (Period Feb. 12 -27)
Ge.qrSiA Moisture conditions are still too
Ery in the extreme southern part of the State
for best production from tupelo. There is
plenty of surface moisture for spring
lowers and for a spring build-up of
colonies. However, lots of feeding was being
done.
Fl.1r.idg The citrus bloom was just opening
up during this period, Colony condition is
variable for the citrus flow which will be in
progress during the next few weeks. Colonies
in some locations are in good condition. In
some yErds, however the colonies are behind
normal in build-up Aue to cold weather.
Weak colonies could not raise brood on cold
nights. Moisture conditions are generally
good, and this may make for a shorter bloom-
ing period then if the weather was drier.
There has been a very large movement of bees
from other areas to citrus.
In the northwestern part of the State, recent
cold weather has delayed the ti-ti bloom. It
was just starting to bloom as the period
closed. Colonies of bees were weak, but
building up rapidly. Blueberry buds were
starting to swell in the north central part
of the State,
Aiasiss.iepi -While precipitation was below
normal during the three months, November.-
January, good rains in February have brought
moisture conditions up to near normal. In
the southern part of the State ti-ti was
just starting to open, A flow from this
source will be very helpful for a build-up,
Colonies are in good condition to take
advantage of the bloom in commercial yards
where bees have been fed. Some commercial
beekeepers in this area have fed more than
in any previous year. In the Central part
of the State cold weather was retarding
plent growth and broodrearing. There has
been very little weather suitable for work-
ing with the bees. Queen-breeders are due
to start queen-rearing operations. Demand
has been very active for queens, end fairly
good for packages. Colonies in commercial
yards in this area are generally in good
condition. Wi-ere stores were inadequate
bees have been fed and have responded well.
A pollen shortage could become acute unless
wppshpr wsrms up s4n'n.


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SJag.Vd1iJTii_.LyII.10h.Y REJPUPl -T J -L__xI .0._5

TFLE GI-rJ'LlC HEPOiTS FRLx IIP.!TAM MkRKETS
(Arrivals include receipts duwiing preceding two weks. unless otherwise sh-.lorn pr-ic;.s rep-
resent sales or cum-'rant quotatirons by brokers, lcel bottlers, or other receivcrs to
whles; lers and large retailers for small ccnteiners, and to balers, confectioners, or
cther lar-e users for s0-lb. containers or larger containers. Iarket condition comments
rLre-sernt"tie opinion cf the tr&de and are for tie last half cf F;bruary, Jill quotations
are cxtracte.d unless otherwise shown. 60-lb. cans are on a prur.d basis end smeller units
of extracted and other types of honey are on per case basis unless otherwise shown.
Beeswax prices are per pound.)


WOSTC;N: Arrivels 4Z,480 lbs. domestic, Offer-
ins light. Lernind good, market stronger for
5-ib, ars. F.bout steady for others.
Whiic, Clover, 6, 5-lb. jars 6.40
24, 1-lb. jars 6.00-6650
mostly 6,50
12, 1-lb. jars 3,25
12, 1-lb. servers 4,70
24, 12-oz, ..rs 5.25
24, 8-z,. jars 3.70-0-.
36 4.-oz. j3rs r.1
C6!iitED I;-, 12-oz, cups 2,65-2,75
CHICLAO: jirrivals 2.6?,900 lbs. domestic,
"Tiriand-vood, market firm.,
O6-tb. tnrs, MILWESLTERN, per lb.
White Clover .16 -170
scme lcw as 160
White Clever
Carftoa, 12, i-lb. tins 11.80
12, I-lb. jars 3.15
24, 1-lb.(self-service containers)6.25
24, 1-cz., 55
24, E-oz. (self-service containers 3/85
16 4-cz, .09
C^&iED, 12, 12-oz. 2.70
CIMICINNTJI: Arrivels 10,468 lbs. domestic.
UDentnd ancderEt2, market firiL t.d slightly
stronger. Prices generally unch-anged but
bulk End larger sizes withdrawn acccunt lifht
sul-pplies.
whitee Clover. 6, E-lb, jars few 5.85
12, 2-lb j .rs 5.85-6.25
24, 1-lb. Jars 6,50
12, 1-lb. jars 2.95
1.4, 1-lb. servers 4,70
2 8-0oz. jars 3,60-3.85
CRJIaED 12, 1-lb, 6.50
2ETQ.HOIT:_ arrivals 56,832 Ibs. dcmrestic.
Jermnd gccd, c.arke.t firn, to slightly stronger.
MostIy hCite Clov:er, cases
6. 5-lb, 6.00-6.0
I,,, 2-b, 5.C5
24 1-1b. 5.50- I75
mncstly 5,E5-3,
24, 8-oz, 315-3 5
'DENVER: SuFpliFs very light. Dcar-cd gorjd:
mariKet unchanged
Sweetclcver, COLOR.DO
12, 28-oz. JErs 5.15-5.25
12, 20-oz. ers 4.50-4.'0
12, b-oz. jars 2.20-2.35
24 8-cz. jars 4.00-4.25
24 16-cz. ars 6.40-6.60
12 32-oz. ars 6.2E-6.50
.2, 5-lb. tins 11.b-12.t65
S5lb, lass 6.6C.- C.8C
ci-EJ5AED 24, 12-oz, curs 6.90- 7.0C
12, 12-c.z. gless 2.80- .,00


LOS tJTJGELZS: Deiuend rood, market steady.
White or better) Ornig-a, Sage, Clc.v.-r
6 5-lb. glass or tin 6,00-6.4C
12, 32-oz. ars 6.14-6.PK
12, 24-oz. E rs 4 -S.0O
12, 16-oz. ers ?, 2- 7 .
12, 12-oz, ers 2.61-.85
24 8-oz. Jers 7.80-4,12
Light irber, Blended Flavors
12, 5-lb. tins 9,10
12, 2-lb. tins 5.10-F.20
24, 1-lb. .ars ,..G
Light Laber hixed Flowers
6; 5-lb. tins 5.00
Extra Light Amber, iilfelfa
12, 5-lb, tins 10.20
Extra Light -aber, Blended Flavors
12, 3?-oz. 4ars 5,1-5.60
12, 16-02. Ers 2,7?0-.95
24, 8-oz. jsrs 3.0-3 .5
Whit- or better Orange
24, 12-oz. jars 4.87
White or better Buckwheat
12, 8--z. j.rs 2.04
Whit: Orrange-Cl'vA-er
12 l1.ib glass servers 4.50-4.75
CREnidD. White or better, Orange-Clover
12, 12-oz. cups 2.75-2.93
24, 12-cz. cuPs 5.50
CHUNK, COriB, White, Orange, Sage, Clover
12# 1-lb. jcrs 5,15
White or better1 Clover
12, 12-oz. section 4,80
12, 8-oz. sccticn 2.90
Honey & Butter FlEin & Cinnamon
l-21 6 oz, cu s 3.15
Jellied Honey, CTlvetr and Orar-ge
12t 10-oz. jars 2 5
BE1SWAX:nrrivals by truck domestic 17,230
TIbs1, tend very Looi., market slightly
stronger* Purchases by local receivers
delivered Ls nles .47- ,49
mostly (in cash) -47 i tre.ad )
dith occa.s.c'r. lot o Lemon
color high as (in cEsh ..49
i11JELPOLIS: Arrivls by truck 60-Ib. cals;
fnn. Wite Sw- etclover 250; Light Ai!ber 170.
Derand small ccntoinir.rs goLd, Irre con.
tein.rs slow. Price to JobbepEs--
U. S. Fancy Blended Hcrey
24, 8-cz, jrrs 3
12, l-lb, -Ers 2.?
12, 2-lb. jars
6, 3-lb. j.rs
6, 5-lb, bins
6 5-1b. jurs 5
24, 7T-.z. tu:.t-lers 4,0-
12, 14--z. tumblers ?,0^
1S 11-::, Mu s .',
CHEJkEL 12 I-Z2. giass rugs 7 75-
60-lb. cans White Sweetclcv-r rt ., .7L
Light Liaber .1


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IEA IQhKj.L Arrivals by beat, 5 cas. ire; New
Zealand 25 ctnes, Guatemala 200 tins and 220
drs., Mexico 92 dirs France 5 pks.; Cuba
175 drs. Demand mo rate, market strong,
few sales.
Seles and nominal quotations -
IMPOrTED end ex deck New York City duty
paid -*
p PERTO RICO, tins .14'.15
drums ,12T .13
Ex warehouse and ex dock 60s
MIDWESTERN and INTEM30UNT.AIN
White Clover .18g-.20
ltmiWESTEHN .INTEBDUNTDJN, FLORIDn.
Bakers Blend .16
Imported, 12, 8-ozo jars 1.75
24, L-lb, jars 2.80
Domestic, Light Amber, Mixed Flowers
24, 8-oz. jars 3.35
24, 1-6lb. ars 5.80
12, 1-lb. are 2.90
12, 2-lb. jars 5.60
6 5.lb, tine 5.55-5,80
24 1-l, tins 6.20
Domestic, Oran6e and Clover
24, 8-oz. jars 3,85-3.95
12, 1-lb. 3ars 3.45
12, 2-lb. tars 6.45-6.60
24, 1.lb. tins 6.90
6, 5-lb. tins 6.60
BEESlW.:Ai.rrivals by boat, Cuba 286 bags;
Do inican Republic 183 bags; Haiti 34 bags;
Brazil 100 bags- Mexico 1 bas; Chile
bags; Holland 824 bags. Offering's light
Market strong. ales and nominal quofe.tions-
.FRICA .59- .61
CENTRAL AMERICA, Light .65- ,67
Darker ,60- .62
WEST INDIES .60- .65
SOUTH amErJUiC .68- *70
PHILAJELPHIA: Arrivals Domestic 43,200 lbs.;
CuateE&Ta 19,800 lbs, DeLand good, market
stron-,
GULihTEh Light Clover
60-b tins .17
GUaTEMAL h, Light Clover
12, 5 and 6, 10-lb. tins 11,50
24, 1-lb. 5.75
24, 8-oz, 3.35
12, 1-lb. 2.95
Domestic Blended Sweet and White Clover
24,1-lb. 6.50
White, Clover
24, 1-lb. 6.10
24, B-oz. 3.50
1TTSZECRiH: Arrivals by truck 11 400 lbs.
domestic. Demand slow, market stedAy.
White Clover and Light "ober
6, 5-lb. jtrs 5.80
6, 3-lb. jars 4.05
24, 1-lb. jars 5.50-6.50
24, 8-oz. jars 3.50-3.85
12 1-1b. server mugs 4.70
CRELMD 24, 1-lb. jars 6.50


EtSI'i 4)JL arrivals approximately 25,000 Its.
extracted. Supplies moderate. Demar.d slow,
market fir..
Light umber Sweetclover-alfalfa
12, 5-lb. tins 10.80-11.00
12, 24-oz. jers 4.80- 5.00
24, 12-oza. ars 5.30- 5640
24, 8-oz, jars 3.95- 4.00
Bulk, suPplies very ligt.
5, gal cans igh Amber 16 ,17
Dark .14 .15
BEESWiX: Supplies moderate. Deflend moderste,
Dealers paying (in cash or trade) .45


ST, LOUI.S: Market firm to slightly stronger,
-Offerings light Effective today 2 large
packers are pulling off market containers
larger than 1-lb, account light supplies.
sent stock in local warehouses still
avae ilable
COLORJIO and NORTHERN, White Clover
60-lb. tins .16- .
costly .18
Light Lmber .15-
nostly .
White Clover
6, 5-lb. tins 6.
6 5-lb. glass 5.656.
I, 2-lb. jars 6.1016.
mostly 5756.
24, 1-lb. jars 5.75-6.
mostly 6.25-6.
24, 12-oz, 5.
24, 8-oz. 3.40-3.
costly 3.80-3.
CrEiPED 12, 12-oz. packages 2.65-2.


.SAi jLCQICOQ.: Arrivals 360 cans. Demand
moderate, market firm
Domestic Light a..ber ror better) Orange,
Clover, Sage, Thistle, and someblended
Flavors -
24, 8-oz. jars 3.05-3
24, 12-oz. jaErs 4.70-5
24, 12-oz, jars Sage with


cut ccs-b
12 8-oz. jars
12, 12-oz, jars
12, 12-oz. JErs
cut comb
12, l-lb. jars
12 1:Tlb. jars
12, 2-lb. jars
12 5-lb. cans


Sage, with


193
19
18
16
15
40
25
25


85
85
75


7.50
1.34
1.88
3.00
2.40-3.04
3,20-3.53
4.75-5.64
8.45-9.24


J4ES S CITY: Arrivals none. Market steady.
White, Clover
6 5-lb. jars 5.25-5.75
S2-lb. jars 5.00-5.30
24, 1-lb, Jars 5.20-5.80
24, 8-cz. jars 3,40-3.70
some brands slightly higher,


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ShiI-hOUrTHLY HONEY HPJBT O ^ -j05


.D.9pIPTI0ON FCM PPROUIJCI _Q.FE&S:_
(Cont ir Tr. 7rcm~Page F')

Louisi.ina Cola, re-iny weathLr has not been
TavorEble for beekeeping during this period.
Scale colonies lost 2 pounds in weight.
Feeding was in progress In commnnrciel
apiaries. Bee population of colonies is
variable. Some. are strong, while others are
below normal. Elm came into bloom,followed
by willow and fruit trees. If warm weather
arrives colonies should begin to develop
rEpidly now thet pollen and nectar are
available from these sources. Queen-rearing
has started, but so fer hfs been retarded by
the cold weather. Lemand for honey slowed
down somewhat,


TELE.GPiPHIg. .I.PORTS FIRMC IMPrS.LjTJT PKLTS_
(Cornbinue-d P~.ge 8 )
SE-TTLE: Arrivrls approximately 17,674
lbs. Supplies light. e Eend ;ood,
market firm.
Sweetclover, alfalfa Light ..mber
12, 5-lb. tin pHiis 10.25-10.F0
12, ?-ll, jers 5.50- 6.10
24, 1-lb. jars 6.0- 6.50
24, 12-oz. jears 5.?0
12, 24-oz. jars 5.00
24 8-oz, jars 3.95
CRAkMED 24, 1-lb. cups 6.25
24 14-oz. cups 5,50
24 1 -oz. cups 5.40
24 6-o2. cups 3.00


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