Semi-monthly honey report

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Semi-monthly honey report
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Published Oct. 1936-July 1956.
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Telephone Epublic 7 4142,
Extension 2176.


Washington 25, D. C,
Friday, April 15, 1955,


SUMtjkX


The citrus flow ended during this period in
Florida and reports indicate the over-all
yield waL fair.. Dry weather caused the
bloom to be o0 shorter duration than usual,
Palmetto end gellberry were just starting to
bloom in central Florida as was white tupelo
in northern Florida. The citrus flow was
starting in southern California with prospects
fairly favorable. However, the outlook is
less favorable for dryland sage and buckwheat
flows because of dry weather. Dry cold
weather has delayed the start of the citrus
flow'in Arizona. Clover and mesquite were in
bloom in parts of southern Texas, with
variable but generally light flows occurring
or in prospect.
The unseasonably frigid wave which started in
the Rocky Mountains on March 24 and swept
eastward reaching the Gulf Coast on March 27
inflicted much damage to nectar sources and
bees in much of the southern part of its avath
where vegetation and colony development were
further advanced. Loss of early forage to
bees may result in widespread starvation of
colonies of bees and a serious delay in
colony growth. Production schedules of
package bees and queens have been set back
substantially in some Southeastern States.
Beekeepers in northern Texas, Mississippij
Georgia and South Carolina report honey flow
prospects have been drastically hurt. In
more northern States where vegetation and
colony development were not so far along the
effects were much less severe, but more time
will be required to fully appraise the damage,
if any*
Winter losses are reported as heavier than
usual in a number o0 central and northern
States, but about normal in others. Con-
siderable spring feeding will be required in


a number of States. In the Hudson Valley cf
New York, a shortage of bees for pollination
of fruit orchards is anticipated on account
of the heavier than usual winter losses.
Warm weather during early'April was very bene-
ficial in offsetting winter losses and for
spring build up in Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan.
Moisture conditions in central and northern
tiers of States are generally good in all
States from the Mississippi River and the
Great Lakes eastward. Mo sture conditions are
unusually favorable in Kentucky and Tennessee,
On the other hand, moisture conditions in all
States west of the Mississippi River and Great
Lakes, with the exception of Washington and
Oregon, are below average, but not as acutely
below average as at this time last year.
States suffering most from dry weather are
California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada,
Colorado and Wyoming,
Demand for large bulk lots of honey continued
active with supplies becoming increasingly
scarce, The market was firm to slightly
stronger. Beekeepers' sales of bulk los,
per b1., ranged as follows: California. a few
small lots 95-130 depending upon quality;
Intermountain States ll.-15. few 17q; Plaens
and North Central States 13-15, few 16-1640;
and Florida new crop Orenge 12-150.
Demand for crude beeswax also continued active
with the market firm. Beekeepers sales
f.o.b. shipping point in lots of 100 lbs.
or more were mostly at 510 per lb. in cash an(
539 per lb. in trade. Occasional .meall lot
sales were reported et 45-500. Mbst buyers
were making no differentiation in price for
color, with the light color end darker colors
all at the same price.


BEAgk OWN HFJIQNEY_SUIorTPRIi.S oR Tfl 19..5__SEA0.N


As announced in the press release issued
March 24, 1955, extracted honey in bulk con-
tainers will be supported for the fourth
successive season at 70 percent of parity,
which is equivalent to 9.9 cents per pound
as a nEtional average, according to infor-
mation from the Suger Division, Commodity
Stabilization Service, U.S.D.A.,, Washing on
25, D. C. on April 8, 1955.
The bulletin entitled "1955 Honey price
Support Program" which contains the
regulations for operating the 1955 program,
appears in the April 8 federal Registers
published by the Government Printing Office.
e prints of the bulletin will be available
later at the Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation County Offices.



AGCULTUBE, WASHINGON -. over .


The support price for each area, type of hone,.
and col or breakdown given in the bulletin is
0 3 cent per pound under the corresponding
fire in the 1954 program. The support
prices are:
.nst 1 .at 2,/
(Cents pervlb.j
White & lighter table no1uy 10.1 11.0
Extra Light Amb. 9.6 10,5
.Nontable & other table honey 8,1 9,0
The provisions of the 1955 bulletin, except
as indicated above are practically the seme
as those in the 1954 bulletin.
V/ For States of Montana, Wyoming.Colorado,
Now Mbexico -6 C _WoI ng
o Fbr o f eS bean rna Wyoming,


I.F.A.S. Univ. of Florida


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UNITED STATES LEPAUTEfNT 0F AGRICULTURE
AIricultural Marketing Service
Fuit and Vegetable Division


MAY 2 7 1968




Vaab ington 25, D. C.


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1a0.3 ERIJIC iLEPaE1 TJBIIR..POEUO ImmE. Y-3 B? ET. These prices represent sales and quotetioWs as
reported by correspondent beekeepers and honey handlers, Because of the many thousands of beekeepers and
handlers in the country these should be considered as representative prices and not as full and complete
coverage of all transactions for any State or area:


SM E EM'.SAALE_.SI L WLOGE L LPSAoE 1uf0lIE s .&L.Jo 3E 6f-Ifz- L-.. CA E 2 -E- ---
STATE COIOR FlORAL PRICE BASIS iSTAE COIOE & FLCBAL PRICE AND BASIS
SOURCE OF SALE SOUCE E
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CALIF. MICH. White, Clover 15 del,.
SOU. mostly small lots few 1
Extra White, Orange 13 del. (cans eaxchaned) 1 i i


Extra ii t Amber, Orange
Etra Li ht Amber, Buckwheat
Light Amber,Mixed Flowers
Extra Light Amber, White Euca.]ytus
(1955 Cro)
Extra Light ber.Eucalyptue
(1955 Crop)


COLO. White, Sweetclover
White, Clover and Alfalfa
Light Amber, Mixed Flowers
IDAHO White, Clover


11--1' "M
I1( "
110 "
9+-100
15$ fob
l1j-130 del.
102 "
120 fob


MIEN. White, Sweetclover
Light 'Arber,Various Flowers
FlA. Drums (containers exchanged)
White, Orange
Gallbe rzy
LA, White, Clover 60s
drums-
N.Y. Amber, Clover


140 delApls.
130 "

12-150 delA ,
fob
12 del.
124I fob.
1] fo.osbe
15 del.


1tDNT. White, Clover, buyers offering 15

2EBI. Bulk supplies practically cleaned up
demand heavy few sales
White, Clover ,
Li.ht Amber. Clover


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15 d "e
159 del.


,_ *___- ___ ETOH~E E~ecf nQPJaC SA~IES. PF~f9'.UC EU~ULZ -:
TE : TYPE OF ONEY CONTINUE COLOR AND !- ALr -
-O C LC-t =B J i- --- --a---
.. MSP&C3HL fiiS = .0-PsU..PCANS. = EEE EP=Bf.N
COLO. White, Sweetclover ,17
nEe. Clover r 15 5/6
TEXAS White, Clover 18
Clover 18 1/2$ 19,42
KLA. Various Flowers 18 -
lMCEX. .Li' Amber, Clover and Alfalfa 16 2/3
MICB. Lit Amber Mixed Flowers 15
aLhte Sweotclover 130 3 -
IND. Light Amber mostly Clover (to bakers)
Ill. Clover (to takers cans exchanged 15$) -
Extra Light Amber, Fall Flowers and
Clover (to bakers 14$) -
N.Y. White, Clover 15


CO C. White, Sweetclover
NEV. Clover
WOYO. Clover
*TEXAS White, Clover
Extra Light Amber, Cotton and Clover
Clover
0KLA. White, Sweetclover
Various Flowers. .
* N.l.* 'Light Amber, Clover
IOWA Clover
MBS. Yellow and White, Sweetclovor
MICH. White, Clover


MINN*
OHIO
IND,
ILL.
NFY.


16 69*
20. W*
190*
22,83$
2 zO


Various Flowers
Goldenrod .
Light Amber, mostly Cloverz
Clover
White, Clover


24.17$
18$
19 7/12$
19$
mostly 19$
few W-180
q9$
16 2/50S
19$


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20-250
22$
25$
20$
21 4/5S
240
250


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STATE TYPE OF HO.EY CONTAfIlS OLOR AmD

PA. Various Flowers 25,
VA. Clover 20 25'
Various Flowers 2
FIA. Orange 250




WYO. Clover 5.25
TEXAS White, Clover 5.75* -
Extra Light Amber, Cotton a Clover 5, 25 *80
Clover 6,25 80 -
OKLA Various Flowers 5,70 -
N.MEX. Light Ambor, Clover 6.00 -
IOWA Clover 5.05 -
kMICH. White, Clover mostly 5.70 -
few 5,28
WISC. Various Flowers 575 650
DED. Light Amber, mostly Clover 5,40 5
PA, Various Flowers 5




SClover 6,08* 6,40 -
ECAS White, clover 6,00* -
Extra Light Amber, Cotton end Clover 5.50* "
Clover 6,50 7,00 -
OKLA. White, Sweetclover 6.00 -
Various Flowers 6,00 6,60 -
N E. Light Amber, Clover .40
Clover 5 31 ,
MICE. White, Clover most 5,80
few 5,00-5.52
lINM, Various Flowors 6,15 350
MDn. Light Amber, mostly Clover 5.76 -Q0
N.B. Whito, Clover 34
PA. Various Flowers ,- S
VA. Clover 600 -
TNN, Various Flowers 25
GA. Gellberry aid Orange 6.40 -
SLA. Gallberry, Orange 4 0


DZcmfT Rom 0 4.21-g DC .
---------&4.------s---~~~-------------~--~-----------
EV. Clover 3,32* 3,50 -
TEMS White, Clover 3.55* -
Extra Light Anber, Cotton and Clover 3,30" 4:0
Clover 3.70 4,00
OKLA, Various Flowers 3,45 -
I.MEX. Lir.t Amber, Clover 3.60
MICH. White, Clover mostly 3.65
few 3.24-3.36
IND, Light Amber, mostly Clover 3.36 '
ILA. Orange -


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sF Clovcr- swooa 2-. s actions 8.40 SO0



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Friday, April 15, 1955


M OF HONEY f r. ... ......
STATE TYPE OF EO Cn T INER, .E AN a ,
--E- O TA - -w -- -a?5a.BarA G allyA a IIA
v. Clover, 12, 11-osz sections 3,60 4.00
FLA. Orange a Gallbery. pr frmw 16. lb0
It pe 6,50 each -
(frames retumed)

TES Clover, 2, 1-lb. 31,20 jar 34 J r -
OELA. Light Amber, Alfalfa and Cotton
24, 1-lb. ars 6.00 -
12 2-1b. 4.80 -
VA Clover, 12, 1 -o. ars 3,60
fi Various Flowes. 5- b. jara 1,50
FLA. Orange, 12, lb, jars 660 -
6, S--b. jars 6.40 -


TEXAS Clover 24, 10-oz, cups 5.00 5.50
N.Y. 24, 1-lb. jars 12.00 600


I/ State of origin indicates State whore packed, not necessarily where produced. The term "Clover' includes
most legumes such as White Dutch Clover, Hubam Clover, Yellow and hinte Sieetclover and occasionally such
legumes as alfalfa and Vetch mixed with other Clovers. F.o.b. shipping point.
Notet F.o.b. as used in foregoing means f.o.b. shipping point. Delivered means delivered to buyers
packing plant or receiving point.


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1NE.oWB..0I OJPaoWQhGIJ...ABAS-


JALII.B0NIA_P.QITE: (Period first half April)
at1-eIPt ljfkor6nia The orange honey flow
was just starting at the close of this period,
and prospects appear good. Colonies have
attained fair to good strength for the bloom.
Overcrowding is reported in some orchards.
On the other hand, propsects appear poor for
a nectar flow from sage because of dry weather.
In some locations the flow has ended, while
in others it was just starting. In addition
to sage end early orange, bees were working
on eucalyptus, filaree, mustard, fiddleneck,
and small ground flowers. Arrangements art
being made for placing bees in alfalfa fields
for pollination, with rental prices varying
from $4.00-6.00 per colony. Demand for large
bulk lots of honey continued active and ex-
ceeded offerings. Most sales being made were
in small lots. The market strengthened
slightly for new crop eucalyptus honey and
held about steady for other types.
Strzal aitooXnia Colonies vary considerably
in strength according to pollen supplies
available to them last fall end current
supplies of pollen end nectar available to
them. Many colonies were down to three frames
of bees, while others covered 12 to 14, with
brood in proportion. Colonies are generally
developing a little slower than average, al-
though in some locations they are up to swarm-
ing strength. Most yards have sufficient feed
for the present, but a few are being fed.
Cold weather has kept bees. rather inactive


A change to warmer weather is needed. Plants
beinE worked included eucalyptus, filareer
black willow, vetch, clover, mustard, yellow
fiddleneck, oak and various foothill bright,
various other plants and ornamentals, Plum
bloom has furnished considerable pollen and
some nectar in areas where present. Honey
plents are in variable condition some eseas
report conditions excellent while others
report conditions for dryland plants arep"ar
to fair because of a lack of moisture. main
is badly 0heded in some areas. Many colonies
of bees ar" being rented for pollination on
elfelfa end some nave been used in cherry and
prune orchards. Rental fees of $5.650-6 on
alfalfa are co on with some reports o .
offers low as f3.50. Some have been rented eat
3.50 per colony with plus approximately 50E
bonus depending on the seed price. Rental
fees in cherry and prune orchards of $1,00-
2.00, mostly $1.00-1.25 per colony are re-
ported.
tojLthe JCali.fnia Colonies ere generally
in good condition. host have consi erable
brood and pollen, but honey stores are light
in many instances. Colonies are developing
about right for major nectar flows, with an
occasional swarm report. Colonies were being
moved frqm orchards to mustard meaznita and
other locations. Plants worked during this
period included mensanita lete fruit blossoms
custard, radish, spring flowers, and oak for
pollen. The condition of dryland plants is
rather poor. Too much cold north winds sam no


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Friday, Ayr-l. 165, 1955.


SEMI.iI4rY HONEY _ItlPERT VQL._XDIX_-_NC.._6


rain makes the prospects for a honey flow
poor until irritated plants come on. Annual
ground flowers have been retarded and the
tloom on high manzanita has not been good.
EA/II.C NORTEBWEST.: (Period first half april)
Oregp_- MAlthough a few warm days occurred,
average temperatures ranged from 1 to 7
degrees below normal. Rainfall has increased
west of the Cascades. Bees were gathering
nectar end pollen from maple, willows and
filberts on clear days. The season is con-
sidered 2 to 3 weeks later then usual. Snow
coverage has increased in mouLntE.in areas, but
.soil beneath is believed to be dry and will
take up ouch of available moisture that would
run off for irrigation. Bees in most areas
were still being fed, end were not building
up very fast, Practically no honey remains
in producers hands. The market was steady,
Washingn_-_ In the Yakima Valley bees are
in fair y good condition, with occasional
feeding the past two weeks. Weather has been
cooler than normal which has held down flights.
Soae colonies have been placed in orchards
for pollination others are waiting until
more blossoms open. Apricots were Ehe only
fruit in full bloom at the close of the period,
and may have been hurt by a freeze the morning
of April 15. Smudging was hervy in orchards.
Other soft fruits were just starting to open,
No ground flowers are open. The season is
later then normal. In western Washington the
wee.ther has been very unfavorable for bees
with temperatures avers ing blow normal.
Plants in bloom included aIder, pussywillow
plum, turnips and various shrubs. Some fee&-
ing has been done to stimulate broodrearing.
Practically all honey is out of the hands of
producers. Moving of bees to eastern end
central areas for pollination of orchards
will stFrt the week of April 1U.
jNT.11 LU)tWIN .STATESL: (Period Mar. 24-Apr. 10)
Colorado -In the San Luis_yV.l.eyX recent
snows have improved moisture conditions
slightly. Much more precipitation is needed.
The condition of colonies of bees is very
poor. In the San Jupn Basin_ cold weather
prevailed throughout tEis period. Many
colonies of bees have been lost from
starvation. A number of beekeepers left too
little honey to carry the bees over the long
winter period that occurred this vear.
Winter conditions have prevailed practically
all spring. Several beekeepers have lost up
to 50 percent of their colonies and will
lose more if they do not start keedin, Tree
buds are just begin to swell a ltle,
end are going to be late in blooming. The
ground is still frozen in shady places. In thi
YhIte Rixe.t VYal.ley_ and other areas of the
western slope, no one yet knows what amount
of damage has been done to bees by the severe
cold weather of the past-two weeks. Well-
provisioned colonies may not have been hurt.
The weak and light ones are doubtlessly in
poor condition.
bhntma Winter losses of bees were fairly
Tight up until April 1. Extremely heavy snow,
starting April 3 may cause some difficulty
especially for colonies low on feed, as it is


doubtful whether beekeczpers will be etlU to
get to many beeyeards for ar.oth.-r 10-14 CsS*.
heavy snowfell this late in the season will
eid materially in the moisture situation.
Although fast melting is anticipated with
considerable run off, much more water will
probably go into the soil thin if the snow
hand come earlier. Beekeepers in lower
valleys are expecting some flooding and un-
doubtedly many colonies will have to be moved
to higher ground. Beekeepers will begin
bringing in package bees from CElifornia
after Easter. However, irrigation water
supply conditions are still Below average.
As of April 6 the forecag of the.water .
supply Tor Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers
was 79 percent of normal. Bees were flying
freely the last few days of the period.
Practically no honey remains, except for
local use.
Utfh Bees made good flights on April 1.,
Abou&X inches of snow fell in northern Utah
and 12-18 inches in and around Salt Lake
City or April 2 and 3. Weather was warm
and the sun was out the rest of the week.
Bees were working some early pollen sources.
On April 10 ruin end snow fell during the
night. About 25 percent of the colonies of
bees have died from cold stErvation, although
there is considerable variance between
different locations. In some locations losses
are very light with up to very heavy losses
in others. Colonies in some locations will
need heavy feeding until dandelions bloom
to avoid stErvation end to help them build
up.
coming Some bees havQ been teken from
winter quarters in the Lender Valley, end havi
wintered well. All honey has been shipped
from this section, with the bulk of the
supply going to cooperatives. In the Powder
River Valley in northern Wyoming clover
prospects are unfavorable because of the
drouth lest spring during which seed did not
germinate. Moisture condo itions improved
during this period especially in the
mountains which will help build un the
irrigation supply.
Nev da Weather continued unseasonably cold
Tn the northern half of Nevada, with heavy
snowfall in the eastern portion on April 3.
Fruit bloom is about over in southern Nevada,
and desert flowers are now in bloom. The
spring inspection- in Clark County has been
completed, with bees found to be in good
condition.
4tLLZONAk: (Period ier. 24-itpr. 10)
Continued cool weather has retiFrded the
e citrus bloom. There hP.s been very little
swarming to date otherwise the bees are in'
average good conAition, waiting for plants
to bloom. There has been no rzin since
JanuEry. Prospects app ear very poor for a
honey flow from mesquite.
SOUT1fH kESTE!NTV ;g: (Period hrt, 25-Apr. 11),
LoerZ RioGrande VAlley,_ Texas_ Weather has
Feen so changeblTe during This period thF.t
bees have made little headway. A light flow
was in progress from mesquite and clover


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Friday, april 15, 1955.


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when the bees could fly. Somc honey may be
secured if weather conditions improve and
permit.
out e.s.. Tears- In the vicinity of Brszo.s_
and Jar-.ma aipties honey plants suffered-
severe demage fro6 the late season freeze on
March 26 end 27. Ycupon was in bloom at the
time of the freeze and the flow from this
source ended. Since the freeze colonies have
lr.rgely used up reserves of honey and pollen
in brood-reFring. Recent rrins helped to
restore plrnt growth tnd bloom but cool i.nd
cloudy weather greatly reterdeA flight
activity of the bees end their ability to
gather sorely needed fresh supplies of nectar
mnd pollen. Some colonies were lost from
stacrvEtion and many epiaries Ere now being
fed.
In the Coestel Bend exe. conditions are some-
what similar except moisture conditions are
very dry. In Natj Gor.a _C.gun.t, practically
ell cotton and corn plants were killed by
the freeze. Clover fields were dying from
lack of moisture. Bees were living hend-to-
mouth, and prospects are poor forspring honey,
of any kind. In Bee Couty, bees hc.ve ueen
-ble to meke a living the pcst few days from
a scEnty bloom on brush. In Klebuacou t
the 1 te dry spring has cursed a slow Fuil
up of colon es. kiesquite blooms were just be-
ginning to provide a good nectfr flow,
Southwest, Texas In Gundalupe Co n_.q0 there
FEs Feen some rFEin, wiTh col teperEtures.
Honey plants thvt Pre usuElly evident at this
time are now showing up, except for domestic
flowers in yards. Bees appeEr to be building
up, but the source of nectar stimulating them
is not known. Fruit trees have bloomed, end
the production of honey will be late this
yeer. No last yerr's honey remains for srle
In-producers' hands.
Nort.heAst, Tex.s_ Two severe freezes occurred
During th1is period which did considerable
damage to shrubbery and vegetation, and in
soLe instencesto bees. Most new grains were
wiped out. but older fields although badly
nipped will recover. Fruit bloom wes killed
100 percent. Native trees were just putting
on-new leaves. The new leaves turned black
-nd scme new green leaves Ere just now beginning
to Fippecr Egain. All this means that there is
nothing in bloom, and consequently bees are
not getting any pollen and this is a critical
time 'hen it is bedly needed.
There is no reserve in the hives -nd brood.
rearing has slrckened sharply. Hives heavy
with young brood were hurt by the cold nad
some weak colonies were killed outright,
Several good reins fell during this period,
with one heavy hail storm which did con-
siderable damage to shrubbery end vegetation
in areas where occurring. It is hoped that
with the good supply of moisture ana a return
of warm weather new ground flowers will come
out rapidly End furnish a new supply of
pollen. About the only trees remaining
which have not bloomed, are the willow trees,
They are putting on new leaves and will bloom
within a week or ten days1 With favorable
wer.ther these should furnish pollen rnd
possibly a little nectar. Sweetelovrr which


was just out of the ground when the freezes
crime was rll killed. Some is being re-
plrnted, but some will not since it is
getting late in tha season. Vetch was not
Hurt and is doing well.
Qkl.homa. -L A killing freeze the latter
part of FIrcE inflicted much damage to
plants trees end bees. Apples and most
other Aomestic fruits as well as wild plum
and red-bud were in bloom and the blossoms
destroyed. Sweetclovcr plants have not yet
fully recovered in some areas but because
of good moisture conditions should meoVer
iand make good growth. However in some
extreme western parts of the State all
clover plants are dead from the drought,and
good rains during this period have probably
cbme too late to bring them back. Afalfa
is in good condition in all areas except
the western part, and variable there. The
cold has set colony development back. Toward
the close of the period temperatures warmed
u-p and bees were again becoming active with
broodrearing increasing rapidly. Cottonwood
blossoms were being worked actively at the
close of the period1 along with dandelions.
Oaks, pecEns, end black walnuts will soon
open end provide pollen,
New heMxiic" Dust bowl conditions prevail,
ining IThe outlook poor for ae. honey crop thi
year.
ZlISSTIAjES: (Period Mar. 25-Apr. 11)
1oxq_.- Beeyards were being checked for
winter losses during this period, End also
for possible need of feeding. Losses very
considerably between Yards even in the same
locE.lity. There are reports of 50 percent
losses in some yards, down to 3 percent in
others. Feed conditions were to bleme for
much of the losses in some yards. In some
instances honey granulated badly. The pro-
longed cold in rebruery caused some colonies
to stFrve. Mice damage was also heavier
than usuel in instances. Consumption of
stores during the winter was heavier than
usual and more then the usual number of
colonies are short of nectrr end pollen.
Feeding is getting a good response, but the
build-up must come fast. The delky in
g getting packEge bees is a handicap. fruit
and basswood bloom are coming along too fast
and will run a chance of frosting. Clovers
are showing up very well in parts of the
State but are very scarce in others because
of damage during the hot dry weather last
summer.' Surface moisture is sufficient for
the present but much more moisture will be
needed. Remaining supplies of honey in
beekeepers' hands are light. Deman was
active. Some bottlers were bringing in
new crop from Floridar Demand for beeswa
continued active at firm prices.
Ne]rAsJ.a abnormally cold weather prevailed
luring this period with intermittent warm
days during which bees could fly and gather
natural pollen. Bees in the eastern part of
the State wintered well, with losses of
only 1 or 2 percent reported in some yards,
A little further west 20-5 percent losses
are oommon, although losses bf around 5 per-
cent are reported for some commercial yards.


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SEI_-.HRLaHOCNET.Y_.rPOi s. ioii.a rw D. ..a.


Broodrearing has been retarded because of
the cold weather. Bees were taking con,
siderable feed, where provided. Practically
no large lots of honey^remnin for sr.le,
jaas_- The freeze of March 26 ind 27, along
with frosts the first week in April has
killed soft fruit bloom and has held beck
plant growth. There is a lack of moisture
over much of the State, Sweetclover plants
are almost non-existant in the southeast
part of the State as the 1954 drouth and
grasshoppers killed the plants. Apples were
coming into bloom in this section. There
has been a dearth of pollen since March 11
in the northeastern part of the State until
this past week when fragrant honeysuckle
(Lonicera fragrantissime Lindl.) landscape
plantings bloomed.
Missouri_- Moisture conditions are very dry
In the north central portion of the State.
There are no white Dutch clover plants in
pastures but a little sweetclover is in
evidence. Colonies of bees have built up
well, end E.t the close of the period were
gathering pollen and nectar from peach and
dandelitn. In the southwestern part of the
State plants and bees have not yet recovered
from the hard spring freeze late in March.
Colony development has been retarded. Some
colonies are being fed and with a turn to
warner weather should develop fast. Package
bees from the South were beginning to arrive,
'AS_^CENTR AND NOITH CENTRAL STATE _
4r(Period r 7L'E1-I priT TI 7 -
ich.higap. Wintering conditions have been
very spotty, with some yards coming through
with very light losses end others with heavy
losses. Where there was ample food left,
bees wintered well. Where beekeepers depended
upon help from a fall flow, there are big
losses. The evere-ge loss is estimated by
trade sources as around 10 to 15 percent,
On the Upper Peninsula, bees are still in
cellars end losses are very light. Many
colonies are in need of feeding throughout
the State, Nosemac E-ppears to be prevalent in
some yards. Moisture conditions are good,
although additional rains will be needed to
keep the surface moisture content up. Bees
in the southern part have hEd about one week
of good flying weather with pollen available
from poplar, elm and other trees. Demand
for large bulk lots of honey continued good
with the market slightly stronger. Trade
checks of thenumber of beekeepers in Michigan
indicate the number of beekeepers has de-
creased about 20 percent, during the past 10
yeers. However, there are about the sane
number of colonies of bees in operation.
4WiscPna.in The closing days of March were
rather cool. A rising trend developed, and
April so for hEs had above normal teimperEture.
RBinfE.ll has been negligible. With cala,
sunny days predominating bees have been able
to do considerable flying. Both nectar and
pollen from soft maple hnve been available
to bees and strong colonies have been able to
build up a fair supply of pollen. The
bloom lt-sted nearly a week, wbich is the
first year some commerciE.l beekeepers can
remember their being in bloom and yielding
for so long a. period. P-ssrailleow and elm
were also yielding. "Jhite Duatoh clover


survived the winter well and rppeers to be in
g:cd condition Surface moisture is
getting a little dry in soe spots and goo
soaking rTin would be helpful n getting
growth started Colonies as a rule came out
of the winter light in stores, Feeding
operations were underway in r.any yards.
Soue unpacking of over-vintered colonies has
been done Few packages have been received
so fer money sales have fallen off con-
sNderFbly Prices, however reip.ined firm.
A few small producer lots of bulk honey were
showing p at bottling plants, Local der-and
for smll containers has slackened in some
localities.
Mineasot4 Bees have come through the
winter witt' variable losses. Where food was
anple losses have been light, but where
colonies were light on stores, some heavy
losses occurred.
Weather has
been warn during tne first part of April and
some natural pollen was coming in which has
been very helpful, &s some colonies were
completely out of pollen. Plant conditions
are good, There was almost no winter loss of
legumes. Moisture is adequate in some
locations, but in others the ground is very
dry and good spring reins will be needed.
In some sections legune plants are grown
almost entirely for livestock forage, and
bees have little opportunity to work on them.
Ohio In Asht_.bula County, bees have come
ThrougK the winter with losses of around 5
percent so far, However, on account of the
cold weather colonies are light in bees End
are three weeks late in development. Clover
plants appear to be in normel condition, but
are not expected to amount to much for bee-
keepers. Farmers cut the plants before they
come into bloom. The last crop of clover
honey in Jshtabula county of consequence was
in 1938. Since then buckwheat, goldenrod
and aster have been the principal sources of
honey.
Indiana With advent of mild weather in
This period, bees have had many flights.
Fruit buds are beginning to unfold. Bloom
will be heavy but is too far advanced and may
be frozen yet. Dendelions are commencing
to bloom in sheltered spots. Clovers epperx
to be in cgood condition. Honey stocks ere
closely cleaned up.
Illiojis In the northern part of the State,
ThTs perTod has been generally f -ir end warm
vith only 1/2 inch of rain. Colonies are
gpnerElly strong. Pollen began coning in
on March 29, and on April 10 a majority rf
bees comoig into the hives were heavily
loaded with pollen front soft maples. The
cold spell following the 6 inches of snow on
March 21 didn't last long enough to drmage
many colonies. Colonies ere lighter than
usual at this time of the year End bee-
keepers who do not tend to their bees are
going to lose from starvation. Clover
fields are in oo condition after the laes
cold spell, with Ill danger of dpoase from
heaving now past. Veaan for hcney by
bakers has been good, and lbttlers have also
been seeking quantity I ots.


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_JE-hpTXHLY Ro CI -E..Q-L.L JL3 1. =o. &A I


jaoSCSSE yiLSII.ai:_ (Period Mar. 27-Apr. 13)
He. _orzK._- In the Hudson Valley bees have
come t hrouh the winter in below average con-
dition. ttny beekeepers have lost or expect
a loss of 50 percent of their colonies, The
heavier than usu&l losses c-re attributed to
the failure of the fall honey flow. Because
of this there is expected to be a large
shortage of bees in the Hudson Valley for
pollination. An increase in the rental 1 price
of colonies for pollination is expected. In
central and western areas of the State, some
cQnmercial beekeepers were feeding 1/3 to
1 2 of their colonies heavily to avoid
stErvation cnd stimulate build-u There
have been only a few days that tees could
bring in pollen. The mortality rate in some
yards was increasing. Winter losses are ex-
pected to be heavier than usual among the
surller beekeepers where bees are not tended,
Pany small lots of colonies have been offered
for sele. Plants appear to be in very good
condition. Moisture conditions are much
better than lest year at this time. Many
beekeepers are completely sold out of honey
or have only limited quantities for their
local trade,
2gnnuivgnjie_- In northern Pennsylvania
Bradford County) bees have come through the
the winter well, although some feeding of
light colonies was done about a month ago.
Bees were bringing in pollen on March 10,
but none then until April 5. During the
next four or five days much nectar ana pollen
came in from willows, poplar and maples.
This has stimulated a good build up. Cold
weather up until the last week of this period
has held plants and fruit buds back hence
little can be said on the outlook of either,
However, fruit spurs appear plentiful. Honey
movement slowed down, but this is norLmal for
the season of the year.
*rPe .riod Crih27-l l 3)'

kirly.ad_ n the vicinity of Washington, D.C,
r luw pear, cherry, and peach trees bloomed.
apple buds were showing pink end will soon
be in bloom Wild mustard or land cress,
was coming into bloom and dandelions were in
full bloom. Precipitation is still below
normal and strong winds have dried out
surface soil. Recent light reins and heavy
fogs have helped some, but also have kept
bees off the available bloom. Condition of
bres is below normal, rrrctically all 1954
increases were lost, Many surviving colonies
're Werk and building up too slowly. This
is partly due to the cold snap late in karch
when temperatures dropped to 22 degrees en
two nights and accompcnied by very strong
winds all during the cold spell. Some brood-
nests suffered a set back because of chilled
brood. The remaining maple bloom also
suffered, There is an a parent shortage of
pollen which also seems to have contributed
to the slow build-up. With favorable weather
during dandelion, mustard, and apple bloom
pollen supplies should improve and stimulate
colony build-up. In the f l UMid&.ckiwlt..
winter und spr ng losses of bees so far are
as high as 33 percent in some ycrds, Early
spring pollen end nectar sources were in tull
bloom eand colonies have made much progress
despite the fact hthat April has been cloudy,
rEi.ny and windy to date. lonies arte
cpuBt


8 to 9 frames of brood. Some early
unseasonable swarming has occurred. Clovers
are in good condition. Farmers will plean
some sweetclover.
.iJr.gini In La dRCountv weather has bqen
warm but dry, Colonies of bees were building
up satisfactorily. Peaches were in bloom,
and apples were advancing ftpidly.
South Cato lila Most perennial plants were
severe y damaged by the freeze oT March 26
and 27, The forests eppear as dead as it it
were December, Prospects for a honey crop
are very poor. The tupelo eU" in the lower
part or the StateI the sperkleberry in Vbe
central part, Eand the tulip poplar over
practically all the State have been killed*
back and certainly will not yield but *ver
little if any nectar this spring. MI ieich
bloom was killed, most varieties of apple
bloom also. The weather remained coal as of
April 11. Numbers of colonies have been lost
already from starvation, and hundreds are on
the verge of starving. Many colonies hens
been living on sugar for the past two weeks.
Beekeepers have been cautioned to watch
stores carefully. By April 20 bees normally
become self supporting, but this season tbby
may have to be fed until much later. Pollen
supplements have been readily accepted by
the bees until very recently,
Ket ucrky Precipitation in northern Kentuck:
This yeer to date is 16.95 inches or an
excess of 2.83 inches. The conditionof
major honey plants is excellent except for
young sweet clover plants which were killed
by the freeze of March 26 and 27, Some of .
these show signs of making a comeback.
Dandelions were blooming and bees were work.-
ing them. Prospects are favorable for a
white Dutch clover flow. While the bee
population hEs been reduced due to three
douth years, it is believed that the
prospects of an excellent crop will revive
interest in beekeeping,
Tex.sjaee. The weather has been rainy,
The ground is well soaked but the bees have
been able to work only helf the time, A ll
flowers were killed by the freeze of March
26 and 27, and some fruit trees. White
Dutch clover was set back. Some pollen has
been coming in and broodnests were being
expanded.
.0SOH1 E SI.TES:_ (Period March 26-April 17
.aqri.S Bees in south Georgia ere still
starving, almost no honey is-being gathered.
Many commercial beekeepers have been feeding
all of their colonies. South Georgia will
be lucky if it make one-fourth of a honey
crop, .Rains during the last week of the
period have been beneficial to foliage, but
came too late to materially help the spring
nectar flow which is now on. A little
strained honey may be me.de but comb will be
very scarce The freeze of March 26 ad
27 killed bloom on ti-ti block gum, tupelo
gum, poplar and gallberrf has been hrt.
Some early buds of gallberry were killeA
Old crop honey has all been sold and no bees.
wax is available. In Centr-al Georgia, the
freeze killed leaves on poplar trees, and,
bee forage is stiLl scarce, with oonalider.bl
feeding wreaaay.




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S.--fljTo L LoaY E REPLOEP-.V.QLA. VEaiL = o B.


flariDa Precipitation in Florida for the 3-
month period, JTenurry, February and March,
averaged only 65 percent of normal, while
March averagedma48 percent of normal. The
citrus flow cEmeto an end the first week in
.pril in central end southern Florida.
VTriable yields ere reported. In the IMApM
Bey crea strong colonies gathered around 100
lbs. In Lake County 75 to 100 lbs. -er
colony were secured. A heavy flow WE.s re.
ported in Sa.mi.nle. County, On the other
hrnd, there rre trEde reports that flows were
short in a number of areas and that the
eaver.ge orange honey flow for the Strate may
amount to only 30 to 40 Ibs. per colony. The
fati crop is attributed to dry weather
Quelity is excellent. Gellberry started to
open about april 4 in the Tampa Bay area and
to yield about April 6. PrFlmetto was buAdin
heavily but h-d not opened as of the close of
this period. Buyers were actively bidding
for orange honey.
In northern Florida weather during late March
and eErly April included sleet, snow end
freezing weather. All blooms were killed and
breeding of bees was set back. However,
weather turned normal et the close of the
period rnd willow was yielding. White tupelo
blooms were beginning to open and the flow is
expected to begin about April 20.


Miassisi. An unsaasonshle freeze on March
76 and damaged honey and pollen plants
heavily. Very little pollen and no nectar
has been coming in since. Clover plants will
recover but will bloom at least two weeks
late, A large percent of oolopies are being
fed in commercial apiaries, Package-bee pro-
duction has been set back considerably.
Lo uigan Colonies are in good condition
followingg a nectar flow in March, A late
freeze on March 26 and 27 killed all blossoms,
but willow, blackberry, white Dutch clover
and rattan were again blooming as the period
ended. Dry weather also damaged plants, but
recent heaw rains have added needed
moisture and freshened clover, Prospects now
look better for a spring honey crop. However,
unless the rain stop, there will be no gains
because of interference with flights. Scale
colonies were just about maintaining weight.
Package- and queen-shippers report movement
of both has been lighter than at any time in
the past, with most such producers now
placing emphasis on honey production.


BS8BES^^W^QtJBLIiPT IMPORTS OF BEESWAX (CRTUIE)lTO U.S *DURING
P Dgw iSd Snnsu ~
West Germany 903,000 Turkey 158,955
Netherlands 245o940 Angola 144,150
Canada (Including Neyfoundland Cua 92,765
and Labrador) 144,037 Dominic Republic 62 173
Belgium and Luxembourg 69,000 Ethiopia Abyssinia) 44,436
Switzerland 37 620 Brazil 22,046
British Malaya 2,040 French Morocco 12 200
Otharu .4 600 exico 10 P58
TOTAL 1447237 Chile 8 e00
Value $162,358 Haiti 5.616
TOTAL --561 999
jbkIO a., a 4 .F H10 UIR.M..W a Value $294 627


Cuba
Mexico 387 471
Guatemala 153,522
El Salvador 30,424
Greece 1, 80
New Zealand00
France 576
TOTAL 5323
Value 81 351


L! Starting with January 1954, "other
countries" includes, in addition to shipments,
to non-listed countries, those shipments to
listed countries that are valued at less than
500 each when the number of such shipmnt s5nn
to a country in a given month is few. Thia -hage
results from sampling procedures adopted by
the Bureau of Census.


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Washington 25, D. C. Page 10. Friday, April 15, 1955.
S.W= k1LYJ-NLY_ REPORT. lL_. Y8L..R -JNQ.. _8
EtMPMR3 QF12954 a rLI. EREjU SPIORUIT. QPATLOSj-By Commodity Stabilization Service, Sgear Division
Wage, Price, and Commodity Programs Dranchi 4-12-55.
----- -- ---- ------..1955---------- -- -
Loans i Purchase a Estimated Deliveries
State I -J.8-.LaahdL-- :Outstanding e _Agatepenta. -A to
To. Pounds Pounds :, ounds CC
------------------ -- ------ -- .. -- -E p-w s- -------


Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Iowa
Louisiana
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Mexico
Oklahima
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
Totals


1
8
11


1



12

1i


6,120
20,6 54
1 0
0li
16,
I12

192,500
22,055
19,250
28,4 0
5
7:'0 10
87,62010
&M
1,465,668


6,120
180,125


625,000


4 76,050


12

16,555
60,3
41:.8
561,635


Totalsja. of SaSe perio
1j53 Program 12 6 ,1R23,882
1952 Program 344 9,154,038


6,120



49,000

992


10,620


1 4,200

7 755.250


- 27 1,022,468
134 5,004,822


HDNEY EXPORT PROGRAM LI (1954 Marketing Season)
Quantities on Approved Applications, in Pornds, by Country of Destination-July 21, 1954 thru
March 31, 1955'
a


I Country


Pounds


------------------------------------....---------------------------------------


Approved European
Belgium
France
Germany, Federal Republic of
Hong Kong
Italy
Lebanon
Malaya
Morocco, French
Netherlands
Sweden
Switzerland
TOTAL


6, 8,60

13,080 1
18,510
88,800
13A
2,400

676,678
24.758,734


* Program effective July 21, 1954, and terminated midnight August 30, 1954,
HDNEY DIVERSION fAYJMENDS PROGRAM L -. (1954 Marketing Season)


Quantities on Approved Applioations, in Pounds, through April 9. -


131,811 pounds.


/1 Furnished by Specialty Crops Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Division, AMS. Includes modificstior
of previous operations.


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10.821,158




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El.-rpani LY.TI JNAYHS'F Ig =- XO.M1IXa s. AL A,

TELEGFaLPHIC REPcORTS IRO_ IIhPOTi'T' VARKECE...IS
(Arrivals include receT ps durTng precedTin Two weeks. Unless otherwise shcwni prices rep-
resent sales or current quotations by broRers, local bottlers, or other receivers to hole-
salers and large retailers for small containers, and to bakers cCnfectic.ners, or other
large users for 60-1l. containers or larger containers. Market condition. comments represent
the opinion of the trade and are for the"first half of .pril. J11 quotations are extracted
unless otherwise shown. 60-lb. cans are on a pound basis and smaller units of extracted
fnd other types Lf honey ere on ner case basis unless otherwise shown.
Beeswax prices are per pound.)


10STON: Arrivals 7,200 lbs. domestic. Offcr-
ings light. Market dull with prices about
steady to stronger. White Clover
6, 5-lb. jars 6.40
24, 1-lb. jars 6,25-6.70
12, 1-lb. jars 3.38
12, 1-lb. servers 4.90
24, 12-oz. jars 5.60
24, 8-oz. jars 3,70-3.95
36 4-oz. jars 3.60
CEi6lMED White Clover
1?,12-oz. cups 2.83


CHICAGO: Arrivals 166,200 lbs. domestic.
Diecnd cod, market firm
60-1. tins, AiIDWESTEAN, per lbi
White Clover, one lot -.
Light Amber 1 -
some low as
in granulated form 10 less
White rCloer .
Cartons, 12, 5-lb. tins 13
12, 1-lb. ars 3
24, 1-lb. Mself-serve jars) 6
24, 12-oz. 5
24, P-oz. (self-serve jars) .. 3
36 4-oz. 3
'CRkIAED, 12-oz. 2


C.INCINNATI:. Arrivals 11,847 lbs.
-iDemand moderate, market steady,
12, 5-lb. jars few
24, 1-lb. Jars
12, 1-lb. jars
24i'8-oz. jars


1
.19
.18

.70
,25
.45
.25
.95
.18
.75


domestic.
12.50
6.70
2.95-3.38
3,95


IkNVER: Supplies very light.. Demand good,
market steady.
Sweetclover, COLORADO
12, 2e-oz. jars 5.35-5.55
.12, 20-oz. jars 4.75-5,00
"12, 2-oz, jars 2.40-2.60
24, 8-oz. jars 4.35-4.60
24, 16-6z, jars 6.65-7.00
12, 32-oz. jars 6 45-6.75
12, 5-lb. tins 12.60-12.85
6 5-lb. glass 6.90-7.10
CREAMED 24, 12-oz. cups 7.10-7.25
12, 12-oz. glass 3.00-3.25
igQ1RIT: Arrivals 13,30 Ilbs. domestic;
2 7,000 lbs. Guat.mela. Iornmiadl slow, market
about steady,
Mixed Flowers, mostly White Clover
.6 5 lb. 6.10-6. 0
12, 2-lb. 5.65
24, 1-lb, 5.50-5.75
mostly 5.50-5.60
24, e-oz. 3.15-3.25


LOS ANE S: Demaand good, market steedy.
- TWEife or'better) Orange, Sage, Clover
6, 5-lb. glass or tin 6 35-6.60
0, 32-oz. ars 635-.
12, 24-ez, ars 5, .
12, 16-oz. ars 3.653.55
12, 12-oz, Jars 2.3 0.0
24 8-oze jars 3.0-4.04
Light Amber, Blended Flavors
12 *2-lb. tins 5.20
24 l-lb, ars 5.40 .
Light Amber, Mixed Flowers 5005.25
6, 5-lb.-tins 5.00-5.25
Extra. Light Amber, Alfalfa
12 5-lb., tins 10,20
Extra Light Amber, Blended Flavors
12, 3 -oz. jars 560
12, 16-oz. Jars 2.95
24, -oz. jars ,45
White (or better assorted Orance,Sage Clover
24, 8-oz. ar t 4,. -4.14,
White (or better) Buckwhet Orange,
Clover, Sage04
12, 8-oz. jars 2.04
White, Orange-Clover
12 1-lb, glass servers 4.50-4.75
CHE.I2D White tor better) Orange, Clover
12, 12-oz. cups 2.75-2.93
24, 12-oz. cups 5.85
CHU1IK, COIB pack, White,- Sage,Clover
12, 16-oz. jars 5.15
12, 8-oz. jars 2,90
COMB White, Clover
12, 12-oz. sections 4.PO
Honey & utter Plain and Cinnamon 3
1 6s-oz CUES 3.15
Jellied Eoney Clover and Orange
12 10-oz. jars 2.85
BEESWAXL_ arrivals by truck 5,500 lbs.
ornestTc. IDemand exceeds supply, market *
steady. Purchases by local receivers de-
livered Los Angeles -
cash .50- .52
few in trade .54
^PAE0LS. :_Arrivals by truck, 60-lb. cans:
Minn. White Sweetclover 210; Wise. Light Anbez
40. Demand small containers good, large
containers slow. Price'to jobbers -
U. S. Fancy Blended honey,6,5#tins 5.30
24, 8-oz. jars 3.50
12, 1-lb. jars 2.90
12, 2-lb. jars 5.30
6, 3-lb. jers 3,90
6, 5-b*. Jars 5.80
24, -oz. tumblers 4.20
12, 1l-oz, tumblers 3.95
12 11-ez. glass'mugs 3.25
CREMED 12, 11-oz., gless mugs 3.35,
60-lb. cans, White Sweetclover .17m
Light Amber ,1Gf
ab^SWE.L: Arrivals 160 lbs.
Iyelera paying cash 45
trade .47


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.EMIJ-1MQNTIYQaONEYI BEC S_-_LL ..Bl .LJ'.3.


IEYOCTI.CITY:_ Arrivals by boat 450 drs.
Uuba; 27R dry's. hexico; 45 cs. Australia; 210
drs. GuE.temala. Supplies very light. Most
arrivals for previous orders. Practically
nothing being offered tooutside trade. Most
quotations mostly nominal and previous sales.
IMPORTED ex dock New York City duty pid,-
CUBA drums .1 .14
GUATEiL, drums .14 .15
JIDWESTERN and I\TERI0UWNTAIN 60s
Bpkers Blend .16
IMPORTED, 12, 8-oz. jars 1.85
13 1-lb jars 2.95#
Domestic, Light imber Mixed Flowers
24, e-oz. jars 3.35
24 1-lb. ars 5.80
12 1-lb. ars 2.90
12, 2-lb. ars 5,60
6. 5-lb. tins 5.55-5.80
24, 1-lb. tins 6.20
Domestic, Orange-Clover
24. e-oz. jars 3,85-3.95
12, 1-lb. jars 3.45
12, 2-lb. jars 6.45-6.60
24, 1-lb. tins 6.90
6, 5-lb. tins 6.60
BEE.SMA: Arrivals by boEt 310 bags & 60
crts. Cube; 59 bags Dom. Republic; 104 bags
Greece; 82 begs Guatemala; 85 bags Morocco;
82 bags Mexico; 60 bags Brazil; 284 blocks
Fr. Somalilend; 29 bags Haiti; 199 pks.
Portuguese West africa. Offerings very light.
market strong. S-les end nominal quotations-
ATRICAI a60 -.64
CENTRAL AMERICA and WEST INDIES .64 -.68
Darker .62- .64
SOUTH AMERICA .68- .71
P_.LAIELPHIA.L Arrivals 44 960 lbs, domestic;
4,750 WTs. Puerto Rico. demandd moderatemarket
firm.
GUATEVALA, Light Clover
60-lb. tins ,17
Domestic, White Clover
12, 5-lb. and
24. 6-10-lb. tins 11.50
lb. jars 6.00-6.10
24, 8-oz. jars 3.50
12, 1-lb jars 3.10
Domestic, Blended Sweet and White Clover
24, 1-lb. jars 6.70
24, 8-oz. ;ars 3.95
12, 1-lb. Jars 3.38
36 4-oz. jars 3.60
CLMED,12, 12-oz. jars 2.83


iITTSAUYRG2i Arrivals by truck 8,730 lbs.
domestic. Demand slow, market steady
White Clover and Light Amber
24, 1-lb. jars
24, 8-oz. jars
12 1-lb. server mugs
CREiAED 24, 1-lb. jars


6,70
3.95
4.90
6.70


POW lAeND.Arrivals nor.e probably incomplete.
Supplies'light. DemanA good, market firm
Light Amber, Sweetclover-alfalfa
12, 5-lb. tins 10.80-11.00
few lower
12, 24-oz. jars 4.80-5.00
12, 2-lb. jars 5.60
24, 12-oz. jars 5.30-5,40
24, 16-oz. jars 6.10
24, P-oz jars 3.95w4.00
Bulk, 5 gal. cans Light Amber J.f -.17
Dark J.1 ..15
.BESWJAX: Supplies light. Demand good,.
market slightly stronger.
Dealers paying- (cash or trade) .47
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ST. UIO : Market firm
'0-lb, tins COLORADO and NOE
White Clover
Light Amber
Cases, mostly White Clover
6, 5-lb. qars
tins
12, 2-lb., jars
24, 1-lb. jars
mostly
Honey Spread, 24, 12-oz, jar
24, B-oz. jars
mostly
CREAMED 12, 12-oz, packages
12, 1-lb. packages


(THERN


.17
.16
5.70-6.2g
6,15
6.10-6*26
5.65-6.70
6.25-6,70
5.60
3.40-3.95
3.80-3.95
283


SiAN FDNQI.C.: Arrivals none.
domesticic Light Amber (or better) Orange,
Clover, Sage, Thistle, and some blended
Flavors -
24, e-oz. jars 3.05-
24, 12-oz. jars 4.70-
24, 12-oz. jars Sage with
cut comb
12, e-oz. jars
12, 12-oz. jars
12, 12-oz. jars Sage, with
cut comb 3
12, llb. jars 2,40-
12, l-lb jars 3.20-
12 2-lb. jars 4,75-
12, 5-lb. cans 8.45-


3,50
5.40
7.50
1.34
1.88
.00
3.04
3*53:
5,64:
9.24


.SEaTTIE:_ Arrivals 33,690 lbs., incomplete.
Demand good, market steady
Sweefclover, Alfelfa, Light Amber
12, 5-lb. tins 10.P0-11.8
mostly 11.00-11.81
12, 2-lb. jars 5,80- 6.41
24, 1-lb. jars 6.30- 6a.
24, 12-oz. jars few 53
12, 24-oz. jars few 5,
24, 8-oz. jars few 3,95- 4,11
Fireweed, 24, 1-lb. jars 6.0
12, 2-lb. jars 6.0C
6, 5-lb. pails 5,80s
CREAIED 24, 1-lb. Jrs 6,25-
24, 14-oz. 5
24, 12-oz. 5.
24, 1-aoz. 4,60
24, 6i-oz. 3,15


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12,
12:
12,


No receipts.
1-lb. jars
2-alb, ars
-lb. Jars


Market steady,


3.20
1&g


# Correction: Reports since Feb. 1 should have
read 12, -1-lb. jars instead of 24, 1-lb.jars,


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