Semi-monthly honey report


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Semi-monthly honey report
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Honey report
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Published Oct. 1936-July 1956.
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Was.Lir.bgt,. 25, D. C,
T-tesd.y, ltoviaber 1) 1955



Reports from beekeepers as of the latter
gart of October indicate that bees in most
states are going into winter in better con-
dition than last year Colonies are generally
wel supplied with good quality honey for
consumption during trie winter and spring
months, and colony strength is also generally
ood. Exceptions are in southern California,
Ore on, New i'hexico, east and southeast Texas,
Michigen Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Louisiana,
where colonies in many locations are short on
feed. Late fall honey flows were rather
light in New York, Michigan, Indiana. and
Louisiana, but were good in Oklaborie. Lissouri,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and
Kentucky. The late fall flows were variable
in Maryland, ranging from just fair to good.
Legume parts going into the winter, generally,
need moisture in thu far wustk except in the
coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest where
rains have been adequate. IFloisture conditions
are fairly good in Arizona rnd New lexico.
Legume conditions have improved in Kansas
since the early October rains, End are good
in Oklahoma and. Arkansas. The condition of
legumes in Iowa, Nebrask., end Minnesota is
generally poor because of lack of moisture.
-a.ins are needed in many parts of Texas.

Lcguctms are mostly in good condition ir. thL
Aissississ i i and hio Valleys, most of the
2reat Lakes Region and Northeast. In the
Southeast, their condition is fair to 'crd,
ey-cept in tha eastern Gulf area where
moisture is needed.
Demand for large bilk lots of honoy was
moderate to good and prices remained steady.
There was a little uneasiness in the feel-
ingr reported at a few points due to the
lar er Indicated natione.l production than
last year and there were occasional re orts
of prices being shaded slightly. On the
other hand, most reports indicated supplies
weru moving out rEpidly at steady prices,
ond in a number of instances beekeepers were
holding :or higher prices than were being
currently offered. Beekeepers' sales an
large bulk lots of extracted honey ranged 10-
160 per lb.,, depending upon quality, with
much trading for white table quali ty honey
at 12-150.
Demand for crude beeswax continued active
with the market firm. Beekeepers' sales
f.o.b. shipping point in sizable lots of 100
lbs. or more were mostly 54-550 with much
of the trading at 54! in cash End 550 in
trade. A few sales were reported at 56-61,
Fand some smaller lot seles were reported
at 50-53t per lb.
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LALjI1jEJIAP.QOI1Tq: (Last helf October)
Soathe.CrJCljf.gar.nifa Tenmpertures at Los
Xngeles ranged 64-76 degrees maxiumunnd 51-
57 degrues-minimums. There was only a trace
of rainfall. Many arcas in southern
California are in need of rein. Bees were
mostly dormant, although working a little in
some areas on rabbit brush and blue curls.
Practically no broodrearing was in progress.
Colonies generally have a poor to fair supply
of pollen end honey, and their condition is
generally below average. There was some move-
ment of colonies from alfelfa fields to rEbbit
brush and other winter locations. Offerings
of honey continued to decrease, except for a
fPw heouko prc iVhon .rn hnldina csunn lec fonr a

pollen plants are finished for the season
and bees were inactive. They were working a
little on cotton blue curl, spikeweed and
other alkali weeAsp tarweed end beggertice.
There was some movement of bees from alfalfa
locations to almonds and other winter stands.
PA.CIFIC NOITWHWES.: (Period lest half October)
Qraen L.- TenLperatures were below normal dur-
ing this period with considerable cold wet
weather. Some feeding of bees is reported in
the Willamette Valley, Bees east of the
Cascades are in good condition. The market
for extracted honey renrined in a firm condi-

future market. Domestic demand for large bulk Wajidgt.nn Weather was rainy and cool dur-
lots was very good, while foreign demE.n was Ing the period and bees made cnly occasional
only fair. flights. Extracting is completed. Colonies
of bees are generally in good condition for
ntzpl .rnd NoN.ctthfern.CrLU.f.Qria_ entering. The market for honey was firm.
generally in good condition for oina to e w f.
winter. Nearly i11 good su plU E l J AT'ES (Period Oct. 10 24)
honey rnd pollen end are strong ithryaung l'-IJ0 flIT
bees. Some colonies were still hearing a qp0.o0mado- ry dry weather continued to
little brood. Practically all n ctar and prevail, bu with honey flows over for the

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

Tuesday, Noveomber 1, 1b55.

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"KQDX EkR25C.LErQHEEUR 22 IaGnEfLE 0P37MD LYTh.IS 6E2pirP.TL These prices represent sales and quotations as
reported by correspondent beekeepers a. d honey handlers. Because of the many thousands of beekeepers and
handlers in the country these should be considered wa representative prices and not as full and complete
coverage of all transactions for Sabe or aiea:
BQfUCER.'.SA, S_0Z LAEQ. JL>oLS 0i E.XUAc STL.E T.03 .QXTJD. f2L6-l.0llQ DM =_5 &J3.ULESi
----_ _--_ oP E^S;.J....... .......-.-.-----------.----
-Ao.rI _- -Bj- -- .EALE__
Extra Light Amber Alfalfa 12iA del, UTAH White i4g fob
Light Amber Alfalfa 11-12 "
Extra Light Amber, Sage-Buckwheat 140 ARIZ, Light Amber, Alfalfa 11 2/3 del.L.A.



Extra Light Amber,Alfalfa
S" (cans
roturnod to grower) few
Extra Light Amber, Eucalyptus
returned to grower)
White Alfalfa 1
Extra White, Alfalfa
Liht Amber Alfalfa-Thistle
White, Orange (small lot)
White Sago (small lot)

12.i-130 del.
10 3/4g "
1 3f42124 fob
13j-14 del.
11; fob
15 del.
11 fob
13 "

Light Ambor,Thistlc mixture 11 -141i del,
Light Amber-Extra Light Amber,
Alfalfa mixtunO 10-11 3/44 del.
White Light Ambor, Extra Light Jrmbe
Allalfa 10-13 "
OREG. Extra Light Amiber,Various Flowers 141-15, fob

COLO. Waiiteo Alfalfa-Sweetclover
Light'Ambor Mixed Flowers
MONT. Alfalfa-Swootclover

VT. Clover
PA. Clover, Bakers blend

112-l3 fobadel.
2O.111 fob
14 3/4-15 "

14j? del,

ARK. Various Flowers (container
furnished by buyer)
N.MEX. Various Flowers container
furnished by buyer)
IOWA White, Clover
If i


White, Sweetclover
Various flowers
Light Ambor-Dark j.mber, various
Light Amber,various flowers

MNIIT, White Clover
White Swoetclover


140 fob

10 3/40 "
13A.140 del.
130 fob -
14-144 "
10*-11* dal.
12-150 "
120 fob
101 "
12 deal.pls.
140 fob
130 del.tls.

White Clover (mostly cans furnished
by buyer) 14 fobAdol.
h n n I few 15 1 i

aDm. Light Clov'rs

132-150 fob

N.Y. iatra Light hriber, various flcwors
ackers offering (cans fumishcd
by buyers) 13 fob
Light Az.ber, Clover, sales 15-160 dol.

EIT, Yetch.&.Blaver .- .. .

16% "

---- QPLXM- ---- piPFEEKEB Q.RJLQT_3 S&L G__E_H FQNF O:a--S----------L----a3;S, 4I -_----
-...-s _SQL:UCrE -_ -. _____ ... Pel ali- -ehiaCrally.Aali a
'DLO. Alfalfa and Swcctclovor 16 17-
M334S Clover 18 3/40 19,420 -
OKIA. Various Flowers 17; -
NEBR. Light A.mbcr Alfala-Sweetclovor 1 200
MICH,, Alfalfa Zad Clover 130
WISC, Clover 15-17 2/I -
Light Amber Dark,Amber, Various Flowers 14-15 2/ -
IMBN. Clover-Alfalfa 15-16
Inu, Light, Clovers 201 25-34
ILL. Clover 16 2/3
Clovcr-Fall Flowers (To bckors 144) -
N.Y. Light Amber, Alfalfa and Various Flowers -- 154
Extra Light Ambor, Clover 18f
PA. Clovr 1718 18-19 20-20
. J. Amber, Sumao-Poplar 14J -
MD. Sourwood, Basswood Sumac, Clover 180 -
7A. Swuotclover, Thistle, Clovers and Wild Flowers 20-3b 35S
idASH. Light Adber 15 5/
.WA, -W-4hi t- La t Anbe,-.lesr MieA Elf& 1ei -- --------

Washington 25, D. C,.

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Tuesday, November 1 1955,

SEL _in3 = SOc., JQDL.-JIQ. 22

.- -- -- J-EPEUE-EACk O 0QKE QI LLSQE EM.n JOJiPO.EoALEE. STAM 4 & DsLSf --- L----M
Alf afa --OexX -- -ee -ex a1W:o. e i med aeo.Loa1pl_ a)e
COLO. White Alfalfa 190 23-300
UTAH White' 20#
TEXAS White, Clover 22 1C3o-230 25 1/3 -
Extra Light Amber, Clover and Cotton 2083 0 -
Light Amber, Cotton 21 2 /32 270
OKIA. Various flowers 18 -21 2/3 -
IOWA White, Clover 21 260
NEBR. White, Alfalfa-Bwootclovr 200 2b
KANS. Extra Light Amber, Yellow and White, Sweetclover 20r
White, Alfalfa 0- 0.
MICH, Cl.ycrs 25
WISC, Mixed Flowers 15-20
Clover 18 04 -
MbYN. Clover.Alfalfa 25-
Clovor-Basswood 17 1/3 21 19 274
CHIO White, Clover 28-30.
ILL. Clover 18 220
N.Y. Light Amber, Various Flowers 20-22 24-28
Extra Light Amber Clover 20 30
PA. Clover-Clover Mixture 20-210 22-27 27-35#
MD. Wild Flowers and Clover 35
TEtN. Clover i 25
WASH. Light Arber 16-17 1/12#

COLO. Alfalfa and Swcotclover 5,70 -
TEXAS White Clovur 6,25-6,50 7.10 -
Extra Light Arbor, Clover and Cotton 5475
Light Amber Cotton ; 6,00 65
GiL. Various Flowers 6,00 6.40 -
few 4,80
IOWA White Clover 5.30 -
HEBR. White: Swoctclovor-Alfalfa 5.40 -
Light Amber 6,00 -
WISC. Clover 5.25 /- -
MINN. Clovcr-Basswood 5.85 65#0
ILL, Light, Clover 6.00 -
N.Y. Light Amber, Various Flowers 6,50 69-790
Extra Light Jamber, Clover 6.96 650
PA. Light Amber, Clover mixture, and Whito,Clovor 4080-5,04 5.28-6.75 54-750
WVA. White to Golden Clover 6,00 -

Spi&:E~~~~~~~l acT I~~K W SSs ~- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -
COLO. White, AlfalIfa end Swotclover 5.90-7,40 37,
SEXAS White, Clover 6,50-6,75 7,30 -
Extra Light Amber, Clover and Cotton 6.00 -
Light Amber, Cotton 6,48 35
OFIA. Various Flowers 6.30 6.60 -
few 6,00
IOWA Whiteo, Clover 5,76 -
IEBR. White, 9weotclover-Alfalfa 6,00 -
Li gt Lmbor Swcotclover-Alfalfa 6.20 -
MICH. Clover 30
WISC. Mixed Flowers 250
Clover 5.50 2.6 -
MINN. Clovor-Basswood 6.35 350
N.Y. Light Amber, Alfalfa and various flowers 6.75 30-40
Extra Light Ambor, Clover -. 7,20 400
PA. Clover Light nbor Clover, mixture 4.80-5,04 5.28-7.20 27-400
VA. Swoctolovor and Thistle 6.00 -
TER. Clover -- 39
VW Clover 6,15 Z/ 7.25 45
*7A. White to Golden Clover 6,24 -

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Washington 25, D. C.

aWs. ington 25, D. C,

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-- jI-O-E--nPA oEnD z'2G '-sLOZ aoEsi .MEyaoijHj0 .,^ EsnJS5A .C _.___ s3H
SL.TE TYPE OF IOl'EY CONTi, Ef S, rnrLE AND- W-O- 3-I-- -S ~ : -0E ST .O .. .
I FLOSOf S0ULCE "i -- ie _lvK WHOrESaIM_,S a : vIcPia.0 c i9U EU a
?EC G_ _

OuLO. Alfalfa and Sweotclover
TE.LS White, Clover
Extra Light number, Clover and Cotton
Light Actor, Cotton
01IA. Various Flowers
IOWC Light .Lrbcr, Alfalfa-Sweotcloveor
MICH. Clover
WISC, Clover
.I.Y. Light Alaber Various Flowers
PA. Clover and Light Anbor, Clover mixture blend

iSyTI! COn fi Y..-_CjS_.2A f1S~TIOS -
COLO. White, AlfUlfa and Swcctclovcr, 12-oz.
IOWA White, Clover 13-14 oz.
1CBn. White, Swootclover
MICI. Clover
MIiI. Clover-Basswood
N.Y. Extra Light Acher, Clover, 12-14 oz.
PAi Clover, ll-oz.
Clover and Thistle (from W.Va. ) 12, oz.
Buckwhoat 11-oz.,
D Various Flcwers
VVf.. Light, Clover and Thistle
TENN. Clover
VT. Clover
gwS fia5ff- 503 --- -- ----- -- --- ---
IOW /Whitc, Clover 12-13 oz.
VA. Swcctclovor and Thistle, 12/11-oz. section
VT. Clover, 24/3-oz. section

TEXAS White Clover 24/1i.1b
OKA, Alfalfa and Cotton 12/2-ib, jars
2411-lb. jars
14). Various Flowers, 1-lb. ars
2w-lb. jars
5-b jars
MIII. Clovcr-Basswood 12/ b..ars
PA. Clover and Thistle (from W.V.)12/10-ozmjars
MD. Various Flowers, 2-lIb.jars
1-lb, -jars
S. Clover and Thistle, 12/1-lb, jars
W.VA. Light Clover and Thistlo, 24/I-lb. jars
12/4-lb. jars
3-lb. jars
9-lb. cans
ETM. Clover, 5-lb. jcars
GA.. Gcllborry, 12/2h-lb. jars


3.00-3.75 2/





- 7.80 40J
840 394
- 8.40 -
9.00 500
.. 404
- 9.50-10.00 40-500
7.25 9.00 50S
8,70 9.30 50S
;o6- 9.00 -
7,60 508
7,30 7,90.8.40






7.00 -7.30
8.00 -8,40

few 4.80
7 20


)w 9.25




1.17 2/
6.50 2/
304 lb%

COLO. Alfulfa an4 Swootclovor, 24/1-b., cups 6.40 344
EM.LS Clover, 24/10-oz. cr s 5,35 5.90
MINL. Clovcr-EBas ood, 12M -lb. jars 8.75 900
PA. Clover, 12/10-oz. cups 2,40 2.60 300
Mi, Vtrious Flowers 8,40
tL- -x U _p 26 _______ _
iV State of ori in indicates State where ac..ed not necessarily whore produced. The torn "Clover" includes
most legumes such as White Dutch Clover, huban Clover, Yellouw and White bwoctclovor and occasionally such
lecumes as Alfalfa and Votch mixed with other Clovers. 2/ Sales f.j.b. shipping point.
I0ML. F.o.b. as used in foregoing means f.omb. shipping point. Del. leans delivered to tuyors packing plant
or receiving point for bulk sales and to wholesalers or retailers warehouses or store for small size containers.
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SF4J.-iGTOaTYHOiY POriC rOL,_C X X_-,_N. 21

o.10oredo_- (Cont'a frujm Page 1)
yerr this will only effect hor.y producing
conditions the comir.g year, Moisturc- is
badly ncedel i7n some rer-s of the Stet. ,
Bees are generally in goc.d conditicn to go
into the wint-r.
o.otLnLe While moisture conditions rre dry.
plants Frt generally in fair condition, Srme
lErgc lots of extracted honey hove changed
han'is recently,
Utaeh- The moisture l.vel for the Cache Valley
Ts sightly Fbcv, norrel fcr this time of
yerri, ut the rest of the StF-tj is below
normal. Clovers appear to be in cood condi-
tion in some lccrtions, but suffering in
others, Colonies ?encrE.113 have aple stores,
for wintering, alt ough a small number will
need feeding. iBes were still gathering some
pollen from rabbit brush. Coloni-es were rais-
ing somE brood, r-.nd as long .s the fell re-
ma.ns open brocdrerring will cortinau which
will reduce winter food reserves. Si:'Me bee-
keepers rcpurt tiey lost bees -ni colonies
during the piast suramei due ti poison sprays,
with resultant poor honey yields,
N-.da Ilost lrrge lots of hnn.:y have been
so0ld lThough an occLsioncl Liare lot is
still ir producers' h'rnds. Several buyers
were in the territory seeking remaining
supplies. Weath.-r conriticns have been ideal
for bees, aind they were still -rorofing aster
and other frll flowers.
Ar.iznaL (Period Oct. 10 24)
All honey flows have stopped. Some bee-
keepers were extracting up to October 22, but
weather turned too cool "-n the 24th to con-
tinue. Bees are in good condition for winter-
SOUTHWESTERN SLATES;_ (Perioi Oct. 11 25)
E.aa.ta Sndu_3 h&.aa.t_.Trxs._- The fall bloom was
generally scarce with the supply of nectar
meager although most colonies stores a fair
reserve nf pollen. Colonies generally are in
fair condition with less brood th-an normal.
Young colonies, however, will need help to
tide them over the winter. Sub-normal raid-
fall for over four months heas dimmed prospects
for early spring bloom.
r".thie.asLt Texaks -All outside bee-yard work
has been completed, and colonies are going
into the winter in good condition. lcst
colonies are well supplied with honey epn
pollen. Aster was still yielding lightly
while broomweed was yielding a fair amount of
pollen. The first reel cool spell arrived at
the close of the period, with frost in low
places. The demand for honey continued goo-;,
but most producers have sold their honey or
pooled it in associe.tions.
ijwer. RRi Grend.eV alle ,Tzrgse-Bass were
storing some honey in the lower enr of the
valley, but very little was comir.g in in the
western end. Weather was dry end cool.
has been r.o rein for two weeks.
B.thmwsr .a Teza. Weether conditions remained

critically iry in C-'la.-al' e county.
are no plants for 1tet to feed on.


0k.1 r.-a Bees made fairly good to
exce llrnt gans for -.inter stores from fell
flowers, Fnd were gatlering nectar inl
pollen until Ebout October 23 when a frevzf
occurred, Brocmw.ied vilde unusually well
in some localtier. Ctlnnies of bues are
going into the winter in goDl condition.
'isture conditions are cool, and fell seed-
ings have teen mEde under favrebl'e car.d-
tions. Plant conditions are good.
Ar-kas.s3_ m Beas are generally eoir.R into
tHe Iirnter in good condition, Plant' Fre r-
fair to good ccniition. Demand. hs been :0oc
for large bulk lots of honey,
NeK xico Celonies of bees are only in
fair conti fion for winter they are not very
heavy with stores,
ELAII.S_.MATES: (Period Oct. 11 25)
Iowi_- Extracting is neFrly completed, end
bcr'-curers were rr..paring be.; yards for
wirntcr. All reports irlicu.te colonies are
well stocked with rood quality winter stores,
a;nd should wir.ter with very light losses sc
faEr as food is concerned. Honey plants are
in variE.`ble condition ranging from poor to
goo-i. uch rain is needed in some
loc;.lities. Demnend for honey in large bulk
lots he.s been good.
N1cris.3a_-Extracting is being finished. Bee-
w.rds were beinE prepared for winter,
Colonies are well supplied with good quality
stores to go into the winter. Frosts have
occurred, but some flowers of alfelfe,sweet-
clover end rsteFr were still avaFilable, Rains
started on September 18 and. have helpud to
save soice honey plants but many died during
the previous 6 months of dry weather. For
this reason, there is some concern by bee-
keepers as to clover prospects for next year.
Decand foi large bulk lots of honey has been
good and reports indicate much has bear; sold
or placed in associations' pools.

Kansaa. The first killing
the morning of October 24.
being prepared for winter.
at a good rate.

frost occurred
Colonies are
Honey is moving

Mis.aori. Bees were still storing winter
stores from white aster. Temperatures during
the daytime have been around B0 degrees.
Colonies are well stocked with stores, but
some are lacking in population, Clovers
for 1956 are in fair to average condition.
The increased acreage of soybeans has cause
a considerable reduction in the Pvailability
of Sppnish needles and heartsease. Soraving
of weeds with herbicides in corn fields has
also been more or less detrimental to wi..i
nectar plants and -aes. The movement ?i
honey has been the best in severpi yFers and
a little higher in price to retE.ilor1s.
Wer-iod Oct, 12 26)
lMiChdgwu. There is still some brood in
colonies. There was no gain on the fall
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flow, but a little necthr cane in from aster
which slowed down the loss in weight,
colonies appear in just fair condition to go
in-; the winter. Good rains, have fallen
lat-ly, but more is needed. The market for
extracted honey re-ainud in a firm condition.
Niascqnsain Bees are going into the winter
in variable condition. In soLe localtitios
stores are cnple and colonies are well
populated. In others many colonies are short
on stores, and have no honey in the
brood rest, Plant conditions are also
variable. In parts of the State moisture
conditions are good ani clover plants are in
excellent condition for this season of the
year. In other locations clovers appear to
have been hurt by dry weather and prospects
for next year's bloon are doubtful at this
time, Dcnand for lerge bulk lots of honey
has be-n good for loual and out-of-state
bottlers. Large lots heave been moving out
producers' hands at a fast rate some going
to cooperative associations. Bees are in vcry good condition
to go into the winter. Clusters of bees are
strong end store-s ere large and of good
quality. ivany bees are being gassed, to be
replaced with packegus in the spring, Where
colonies are wrgppe&d this job has been
accomplished Flthough sono- beekeepers are
awaiting colder whether to lo this task. The
condition of clover plErfts is generally poor
due to the long sumcmr drou.:ht. Hain is
needed before freeze-up tine. However, in
some locrlities clovers appear to be in good
condition despite the iry 'weather. Dmarind
for large bulk lots of honey has been good
and local movement through retEil stores has
been better than a year ago. -_ Weather conditions have been about
normal. Good re.ins have fallen. Rather
scver-a frosts have occurred and chances of
any further honey or pollen flows are slim.
Yards are being put into winter quarters,
equipment stored, end some feeding. Colonies
of bees are generally in good condition as
to clusters honey ,nmd pollen. Extracting
is practically done, except for some small
lots which are kept under-hot room
temperatures Retail demunl has been good
for honey. There has been considerable de-
mand for large bulk lots, with some pro-
iucers holding for higher prices then are
being currently offered.
Indian -The first killing forst of the season
occurred over most of the State the night of
October 24. Earlier light frosts hed done
minor injury in a few loctl Freas. All
flowers of any me.teriE.l value to bees1 with
the exception of aster, hld matured before
the frost, and aster was practically ended in
most areas. The flow from goldenrod and
aster was reduced by the hepvy and almost
cintinuoua rains. These late flows have
helped stiLulEte late broodrearing and
furnished enough nectar to give manny colonies
a good fell fill-up, but have not supplied a
great deal of surplus. Clovers are in ex-
cellent condition end look very promising for
next yuer. Most extracting of the spring end

surner crop has been completed, although sonk.
cf the larer producers are a bit behind with work due to the heavy crop.
Illinois_- Conditions both with respect to
bees arid plants are about normal. There has
been some rain, fair weather and frost.
Colonies are heavy with stores going into
the winter.
uIORrEEAHIjN N_ S TA1j: (Period Oct. 13 27)
LX IYork.- The ff-ll flow from goldenrod and
ester was cut short by he.vy rains but
despite this practically all ruporis indicate
bees are going into the winter very well
supplies with stores. Killing frosts have
ended all honey flows. Very little supple-
nentary feeding is believed to be necessary
at this tine, Copious reins hrve put
legumes in very good condition to go into
the winter. Te water level in Conesus Lrke
in the Finger iekes Section rose 12 inches
during October. Some damage to apie.ries
occurred due to flooding in low lands.
Local demand for honey has been slow but
.ezrnmnt. -Weether wes rpiny during this
period. Packing and feeding of bees was
underway, Praectically all Bee flight has
stopped for the year. Sales of honey con-
tinned in good volume.
Pnn.ylvFania-- The fell flow was good from
astur nId other fall flowers. Colonies are
in good condition to winter both with
rL-snct to plentiful stores and large
clusters of young bees. Moisture is plenti-
ful end clovers are in good condition. A
herv.y frost occurred on October 23. Some
beeyairds have been prepared for winter -
others have not yet been fixud for winter*
RMex ersay_- The f1ll flow has materialized
better then earlier expected, host normal
colonies have been able to gather enough
honey for their own winter use. Sales of
honey in 60-lb, cens to roadstands and other
bottlers have been at a brisk rate.
(PFriod Oct. 13-27)
Madry1. d.,- Bees are generally going into the
winter in good condition. The fall honey
flow is about over. Aster and other fall
flowers have provided bees with a good
supply of winter stores, and in yards where
stores were left from earlier flows colonies
are very heavy. Aster was still in bloom as
the period ended, but the flow is about
finished, Rains interfered with the flow in
the vicinity of Washington. D. C. but the
flow was good in the vicinity of Frederick.
Clovers were still in bloom in the Blue Ridge
section. Goldenrod in the vicinity of
Washington, D C., did not start yielding
until -round October 10 when rains started,
so contributed very little. I'ovement of
honey has been moderate, with demand
strongest for extracted,
iz.xgria..- The first killing frost occurred

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o0i the night of October 22. BeeR have been
fed and are ready for winter. surface soil
conditions are sufficient for the time but
much more is needed before spring to put any
amount of moisture in the sub-soil.
Wesat _VYiiniA All honey flows in the
-nvalachian area are over for all practical
purposes Wild asters were fading fast, as
Df the close of this period, No serious
:'rost damage has occurred, with it three
weeks past the average date of the first
killing. frost, Commercial beekeepers in the
'iartinsburg Section report they are sold out
of ell large lots of honey for the season.
South ar.oline.- Fall aster is producing
better in the .l;mson area than it has for
several years past. After a good rain about
three week agop weather has been generally
fair with daytime temperatures reaching 70
tz 80 degrees. Temperatures the past few
nights have been near freezing 'Demand for
honey has ben good.
Tennssc The weather has been warm days
Fut cool at night, with some light frosts
and a killing frost October 25. Fall aster
was still providing bees with some nectar,
and will continue until a hard freeze occurs.
Colonies are generElly In fair condition for
wintering. Early spring feeding may be
necessary. Loccl demand for honey Las beer,
good and most producers are sold nut.

Kc.Ztucky_- Th; period has been ii1al for
honey gathering, ii,! aster has provided a
heavy honey flow. The first heavy frost
occurred October 24, Brord and young bees
are plentiful. food chambers are well filled
with aster honey. PrmTardtions for wintering
are being made. 1t infrll has been ample but
not excessive. Vegetatior is in excellent
condition. As of now, looking forward to
another honey season conditions are excMllunt,
and beekeepers' morale has been raised by tfe
past splendid season.
SOECUTfEAbTEtNST-iE.a: (Period Oct. 12 26)
G'ie Some Mexican clover has been killed
by frost, but generally the fall flow has beer.
fair. Bees are in feir to good conditione
Not much feeding will be necessary this
winter. Weather has been too dry: although
showers occurred in south Georgia a we.-k ago,
and some rain fell over the St-tz Fridry
Florjda Rainftll in Central Florilc is
stilT short, however, there has buen enough
moisture to permit fall flowers to mature. nnd
bees have done quite well on tho:m. This has
eased feeding.
Louiian. .- A fR.ll honey flow has failed to
meterirlize. Northerly winds with dry air
brve seemed to prevent nectar secretion.
bcanl colonies have lost weight during the
fall bloom. Goldenrod bloom is nearly
finished, but some asters remain and may yet
produce. hiuch feeding will be necessary
before spring.

Washington 25, D. C.

Tuesday, November 1, 1955.



(Arrivals include receipts during preceing two weeVs. --Unless otherwise shown prices rep-
resent sales or current quotations by brokers, local bottlers, or other receivers to whole-
sElers and large retailers for smell containers, and to bikers. confectioners, or other
large users for 60-lb. containers or larger containers. Market condition comments represent
th.; 'pinion of the trade and are for the last half of October. All quotations are ex-
tracted unless otherwise shown. 60-lb. cans are on a pound basis and smaller units of ex-
tracted and other types of honey are on per case basis unless otherwise shown. Beeswax
prices are per poud, Honey prices at some markets are "list" prices and are subject to
various discounts.

3OKaTONN: Arrivals by rail 36,000
Demand good, market stronger,
White Clover
6 5.-lb. ars
6, 3-b.: ecanters
12, 2-1b. jars
24, 1-lb. jars
12, 1-lb. servers
24 8-oz. jars
CREAMED 12, 12-oz. cups
COMB 12, 3-oz. cups

lbs. Ohio.


CHICAGO: Arrivals 232,500 lbs. domestic.
Demand moderate, market about steady.
MIDWESTERN, 60-lb. lins, per lb
White Clover .15t-p .161
Light Amber .15- .15
White Clover, cartons
12, 5-1b. tins 11.00
White Clover, in jars
12, 1-lb. 3,25
24, 1-lb,(self-service jars) 6.45
24, 12-oz. 5.25
24, 8-oz, (self-service jars) 3.95
36 4-oz 3.60
CREAMED 12, 12-oz. 2.85

CINCIIMATI: Arrivals 15,550 lbs. Demand
moderate, market steady, MIDWESTERN, 60-1b.
White Clover .18- .1
Light Amber .1
White, drums .1
Light Amber, drums .1
Per case: 6, 5-1b, jars 6.25- 6.9
6 3-lb. jars 4.4
1, 2-1b. jars 5.85- 6.7
24, 1-lb. jars 6.9
12, 1-lb. >Jrs 5.5
12: l-lb server jars 5.0
24, 8-oz. jars 4.1
12, 10-oz. jars COMB 3.9

KA1NSAS CITY: Arrivals by truck
Iowa. -arket steady.
60-lb tins
6 4-1b. glass
12, 2-lb. glass
12, 1-lb. gless
12, 8-oz, glass



DENVER: Supplies liberal. Demand very good,
market steady. COLJRALO, Sweetclover
24, 8-oz. 4.15-4.55
24, 1-lb. 7.00-7.25
12, 2-l1b. 6.80-7.00
12, 3-1b. 9.10-9..20
6 5-lb. glEss 6.50-7,00
CREAMED 12, 12-oz. 2.90-3.25
DETROIT: Arrivals 43,224 lbs. domestic, Demand
goo, market about steady. Mixed Flowers,
mostly White Clover
6, 5-lb. 6.00-6.45
6 4-lb. 4.80-5.00
1, 2-1b. 5.65
24, 1-lb. 5.40-5.75
24, 8-oz. 3.15-3.25

23,000 lbs.

_LOIPNGELES:; Market steady.
rice to retailers -
White or better, Orange, Sage, Clover
6 5-1b. glass or tin 6.60
12, 32-oz. jers 6.80
12, 24-oz. yErs 5.20
12, 16-oz. jars 3.55
12, 12-oz. jars 2.85
24, 8-oz. jErs 4.04
Light Amber, blended flavors
12. 2-1b. tins 5,20
24. 1-lb. jars 5.40
Extra Light Amber, blended flavors
6, 5-lb. tins 4.80-5.85
12, 32-oz, jers 5.60-6.25
12, 16-oz, jprs 2.95-3.20
24l 8-oz. jars 3.45
White or better, assorted Urange,
Sage, Clover
24, 8-oz. jars 4.12-4.14
White or better, Buckwheat, Orange,
Clovcr, Sage
12, 8-oz. jars 2,04
White, Orangec, Clover
12 1-lb. glass servers 4.75
CREAMED: White or better, Orange, Clover
12, 12-oz. cups 2.93
24, 12-oz. cups 5.85
CHUUK, comb pack, White, Sage, Clover
12, 16-oz. jars 5.15
12, 8-oz. jrs 2.90
COMB, White Clover
12, 12-oz. sections 4.80
Honey & Butter Plain and Cinnamon
1I, 6g-oz. cups 3.15
Jellied honey Clover and Orange
12, 10-oz. jfrs 2.85

I-rices to retailers are in the process of
being revised upward effective November 1.
BEESWAX: Demand for domestic very pood.
market stronger. Purchases by loc;l re-
ceivers delivered Los Angeles Per lb.
Cash, mostly .54
L few early sales low as .51
PIjTjBURGH:. Arrivals by truck 16,305 lbs.
domestic. DemEnd fair, market steady,
White Clover, Light Amber
6, 5-lb. jars 6.70
24, 1-lb. jars 6.70
12 1-lb. server mugs 4,90
CHREA.D 24, 1-lb. jars 6.70

Washington 25, L. C.

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IN IAPQLI.s;_ Arriv:ls by truck 60-lbE tins:
dinn. White SweLtclover 325; Wis. Light Amber
120 Demand slow. Prices to jobbers -
U. S. FE.ncy honey ,
24, 8-oz. jars 3,60
12, 1-lb. jars 3.10
12, 2-lb. Jars 5.85
6, 3-lb, jars 4.10
6, 4-lb. Jars 5.05
6, 5-lb. Jars 5.80
24, 57-oz. tumblers 4.20
12, 10-oz. tumblers 3.75
12. 11-oz. glass mugs 3.35
CREAMED 12, 11-oz, glass mugs 3,55
60-ib, c-ns per Ib.
Whit- Swee.tclover ,19*
Light Amber :17i

PHITL.ALPHIA: Arrivals domestic 110,220
32 drs Demrnd good, market firL.,
60-1b. tins YuczEtEn
Blended Sweet and White Clover
6 5-lb. jars
Blinded Whit,; and Alfalfa
12, 5-lb. and
6, 10-lb. jars and tins
24, 1-lb. jars
24, 8-oz. Jirs



PORTLAND, Arrivals mddernte, DcerEnd moderate,
market firm.
Light Amber or better Sweetclover,
Alfelfa and Vetch -
12, 5-lb. tins 11,70-12.00
12, 24-oz. jers 5.25- 5.30
12, 2-lb. jers 5.80
24, 12-oz. jars 5,30- 5.50
24, 16-oz. jers 6.10
24, 8-oz. jErs 3.95. 4,00
Bulki 5 gal ans Dark per lb. .16.646.9
Light er Ib, .17. 8
Comb: uppliEs light, Demend fair
24 12-oz. No, 1 8,00
ILES .NI: Supplies moderate. Dealers
paying in cash or trade ,45
ST_ LOUIS: Demrnd improving, market about
Zteedv. 60-lb. tins COLORA and NOR1HERN
White Clover .17?- 418
1ight Amber .16
Cases iixed Flowers mostly White Clover
6, 5-lb. tins 6,15
6, 6-lb. gl7ss 6,25- 6.95
mostly 6,95
6, 3-lb. 4.45
12, 2-lb. 6.24- 6,75
mostly 6.75
24, 1-lb. 5.50- 6.95
mostly 6.25- 6,95
12, 1-lb. non-drip 5,05
24, 12-oz. 5.80
24, 8-oz. 3.40- 4.10
mostl 3.80- 4.10
CREAIViED 2, 1-lb, 6.95
24, 12-oz. 5.80
12, 1-lb. 3.50
12 12-oz. packc.ges 2.95
CUT COMB 12, 10-oz. 3.95

.gA FRANCI CQ_: Arrivals 1,057 cens Cent
Calif, F correction Oct. 17 make arrivals
700 Cent. Celif. instead. a published.)
Light Amber or better, Urpnge, Clover,
Thistle end somr blended honey were as
follows, Per case -
6 5-lb. tins 5.50
1, 5-lb. tins 10,00-11.60
fair 9.90
12 -rlb. jars 5.50-. ,50
12, 21-lb, jars 3.45- 4.10
12, l-lb, jr-s 3.25- 3.5C
12 12-ozlC1OB, jars 3.75
12, 12-oz., jars 2.00- 2.25
12, 8-oz, ars 1.52- 1.75
24 8-oz. ars 3.50- 3.96
CREAMED, 1 12-oz. cups 2.35- 3,00
ZEATiZE_: Arrivals moderate, Demand goodmarket
Light Amber or better, Sweetclover-Alfalfa
12, 5-lb. tins 12,00-12.50
12, 2-lb. jars 6.00- 6,75
24, 1-lb. jars 6.60- 6#95
24, 12-oz, jers 550
12, 24-oz, jars 5 20
24, 8-oz. jars 4*10
ChETi.'iLD 24, 1-lb, cups 6.50
24, 14-oz. cups 5.90
24, 12-oz, 5.80
24, 61-oz, 3.25

4EY YO) ~CITY: Arrivals by boet, 6 cs,Italy;
f 90 srTs h exico; 10 bbls. Cuba; 25 csGermany;
1 cs, Holland. Demand moderate, market
stronger with negligible supplies being
offered at point of origin. Limited sales
snd no inel quotations -
IMPORTED ex dock ew York City duty pid
CUBA drums .15- .151
PUER6O RICO tins .151
MEXICO and UATEMALA, drums .16;
EASTERN and MIDWESTERN, Mixed Flowels-
BFkers Blend ,161-,17
Buckwheat,limited offerings .18
White Clover 17- 18
mostly .18
IMPORTED, 12, 8-oz, jars 1,95
12 1-lb. jars 3,10
24, 8-oz, jer 4.00-4,30
24, 1-lb. ers 6,75-6,95
12, 2-lb. ars 6.50-7.30
6, 5-lb, tins 6.50-7.20
Orange, 12, 1-lb. jars 3,80
6 5-lb. tins 7.20
1, 2-lb. jers 7,30
Blended Mixed Flowers
12, 16-oz. 3,35
12, 2-lb. 6.35
6, 5-lb. tins 6.20
_BEE.SWX Arrivals by boat, 186 begs
Ceie 94 bags Cuba- 333 bags Dominican
Republic. 148 pks. gyp t; 15 bags El SclvEdcr;
33 bags r-.iti; 3 bls 'Honduras 61 bls., 108
bags nd 346 blocks Portugal'; 00 bags
Brazil; 74 bags East Africa. Offerings light,
Market stronger* Few sales and nominal
quotations -
AFRICA ,64- .67
WEST INDIES ,62- .64
Light waxes ,64- ,67

Iasfrlng.n 25, D, C.

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NEIOT.L" HONEY EI.-Ol = _OL._XJ _..- 2..21

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il POI'aS OF BEESWAX (C DE i 195-
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Wdest GC;rmany
Canada (Incl. Newfoundland and
Belgium and Luxmubourg
'Others .

85, 60 ~-
12 Q00
1 898,392

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New Zealand
V lue

59 816

Agricultural Marketing Service
Washington 25, D. C.


Ethiopia (Abyssinia)
Dominican Republic
Other Portuguese West Africa
El Salvador

_-_yuidaL -
61 878
42 743
33 039
13 929
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countries' includes, in addition to shi
to non-listed countries, those shipments
listed countries that are valued at les
$500 each when the number of such shipmi
to a country in a given month is few.
change results from sampling procedures
adopTedby the Bureau of Census."

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