Semi-monthly honey report


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Semi-monthly honey report
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NI'JJ-i. STATES j;iFPA[TiL1TP OF V^-r-jjL'Ui.
A ricultural Kerketi Sei-vice
.Buit and Vegetable Dirision

Washblnton 25, L. C.
r-e day, February 15, 1955,

IliTHiLY Hi EE?'F"2 .- ZOL, _XXXlX ...4


Precipitation during the first part of February
was fairly heavy in the eastern" portion of the
Nation with the dividing line between heavy and
light precipitation running from baine down
through western New York central Ohio, southern
llin5is and southern Indiana, through central
Arkansas and into central Texas. Moderate pre-
cipitation also fell in much of Oklahoma,Kansas,
Missouri1 and southern Nebraska* The
precipitation in these areas should prove
highly beneficial as in many places amounts
during the past several months have been much
below normal, Precipitation was also fairly
heavy west of the Cascades in the Pacific
Northwest, Precipitation in much of the central
portion of the country has been averaging much
below normal since April of 1954,
Winter precipitation has been below normal
quite generally in the mountain States of the
West, The February 1 stream flow forecast of
U, S. Weather Bureau indicates a decidedly
deficient water supply for the coming spring
and summer months Tor the 11 principal rivers
in the West% including the Columbia Snake,
Sacramento, San Joaquln, Colorado, San Juant
Rio Grande, Arkensas, Missouri, Yellowstone and
North Platte Rivers*
With precipitation below normal during the past
several months over large portions of the country
particularly in the central Plains and western
mountain areas the outlook for honey production
is uncertain and very dependent upon future
more favorable moisture developments.
Temperatures averaged below normal over much of
the Country during this period, Mnd were hard on
bees. Weather warmed sulficientiy on one or two

days in many n -tr-tes to permit bees to make
flights, which were very beneficial where t,-e
was possible, In some northern Stateshowevez,
bees have not had s. flight for several weeks
and are in need of one, In general it appears,
however, that bees are still wintering better
than usual so far as winter losses from pro-
longed confinement are concerned, However.
losses from starvation because of inadequate
stores resulting from poor late nectar flows
are expected to be heavier than usual in a
number of States, unless heavy early feeding it
done. Losses from szarvatiion hEave already Feer.
quite heavy in some yards in Pennsylvania and
Demand for large bulk lots of honey continued
active, with supplies rec.alnIr, in producers'
hands reported as scarce in most areas. The
market was slightly stronger. Beekeepers',
sales of large bulk lots of honey ranged 9t-
160 per Ib, depending upon quality, and area
of production, A number of seles of White
Clover honey or lighter were reported in
northern States at 13-15 per Ib., with a few
at 160.
Demand for crude beeswax continued good, with
offerings and trading rather light, The market
was firm. Beekeepers sales f o b shipping
point were mostly at 47-490 per ib., with a
lew sales at 51 ich of the trading was at
47 in cash and 490 in trade, Occasional small
lot sales were reported as low as 40-45 .
Both light crnd dark colored waxes were selling
at the same price in most instances, although
there were occasional reports of a 20 per lb.
spread between the two colors.

CALIOENIA POIrNTS: (First half of February)

Colony condition remained mostly around normal
for this time of year. Broodrearing has
started except in very cold locations. Remain-
ing stores are adequate for the most part but
feeding of a small proportion of the colonies
has been necessary in neaivall areas. Stores
in a number of Southern Clifornia locations in
Darticuler are reported rui.ning low. Many
thousands of colonies have been moved to citrus
groves end to almond orchards for pollination.
Bees in warmer areas have become active. Those
in Southern California are reported working on
mustard, eucalyptus$ end filaree.
Centrel California beekeepers appear optimistic
about prospects for 1955. Farmers are looking
for additional bees for the pollination of

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alfalfa seed fields. Bees of the coastal area
are working on eucalyptus manzanits, mustard,
and willows. Northern Celifornia bees have
done very little as yet but were beginning to
work on manzanita and willows. Honey plants
generally appear to be in very good condition
though additional moisture is needed in all
non-Irrigated areas to assure good honey crops.
Supplies of honey remaining in producers
hands are light. Demand hEs been very good.
AQIFIC NO'HMIWEGST: (First helf of February)
Ore on Temperatures were moderate with con-
si eralec high f P t of
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jI-*OlM^.i j(sJ ,i^JUa, Zk3 -1.. 74-47.
acx z-isJZ.L. '. IN"' .'ET"'.jt ''. t _I'"l K'- ";.es" prices rrtrese:.t sAles e-na nat'A-.iu- Os
-eCred y :.rsBS;i.dar*t lee.ecpern. E.-d nor.ev Tv-Jierb. cigase of the ary t.z-'rs.AP of teeKoeierts
,1l. t.arnddIrs in -.ha cvnitr) thLest. t CAd 1L;r as repleberAnttive priccb and not as iull and
co:;'lbte cveragSe :.f ali trur.sactij-ns f r SLat,- o areat


Extm White, orange
White Orange
Liit A-.:ber, Ortr.go
bhite-Extm r white Sae
Light Amber, Sae-Puctw
Eatre Light A.bc r,C'rang
irtr a Light Amber, Alf e
Lilhc Ae er, Mid-ct Flov
Extra Li lt Amber,Thist
Water White, Clover
Extra Light Ambur,White
truck t
White, Alfnlfa-Swreetcl'
&Ltra Wite Clover
White AlfaIf--weetclo
tul rs roffering

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p"rlT- a BASIS cl C.-R & FL3.^L OP F CT a S
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LMICH White,Cizvtr, few lota beekcepurs asking 15: fot
1 I del, WISC. VW}ite Cl- r, Basejw. 12-14: "'
12 11 Dark Aui-er to Light A.i:r,! 11' n Lirt ALter, Mi:red Fiowers lilC. ;\lE
13$ MIN, White, Clr-;er --11; je
heat 1 Clover-Fall Fi:eres I-i..
e-Sago 11 White, SwoLtclovor 12 dolV Bs.
lf 11 D. Various Flvo rs 13-16,'?:c
era 1 ILL. White, Llover 14, '
1V 9g- 10 MD. Ligt Acbor.Vrious lwa 12- dc.
14, fob GA. mostly Gallborry 1 dfcs
Clover L A. Dru s.: (containrre uxcjHnFaod.
13 del Calif. Light Arter LiAte ?urelo Ireo 170 del.
ver 13&; fob Amber, Mi:eA Flowers 1
15 : IA. WLita, Clever Alt "
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6"f0. Afn.lfa-9wootclover 1i4 CEIT. White, Cotton 4 All Ifa 11-i el.
N.::, Wdtcr WhiLeClover & Alfalfa 1 SOU. White Alfelfa d
ICWA White Clover 164 dol.V ICi. White. Clver, i4-15b fo:
(some cans returned by f, pc e6t I.16 7 &
truck without cartons) iS fob COL.; 6ito, Clovr 1
IF(o- -1F..ow t e 1 ao --4- 'ey- Fa _e-d b --cS- f -_ C _-
~V 1ncrires" seies aiflCC EVrEscF L tdr- -, .

FLoi SOTiiao _.- iane 1yAlivargdl iG ramily.flhjverg4L*. acal.$L~lsi
S 0- Solli I/74- -- ---

CXAS Clover 18 1.4
'jKLA. Mixed Flowsrs 18
ANS. Light Amber, Sweetclovor 14 16?
W:3O. Clover C Basswcod 16 1& -
Dark Amber to Light Amber 1-16 -
ViW. Whito Clover 16-177v -
N.Y. White, Clovor 15
TENN. Clow 12

?TfAS Clover
Mixed Flowers
OKIA. Mixed Flowers & S'cetclover

White, Clover
Light Ambor, S9wetclover
Mixed Flowers
Clover a Basswood
White, Clover
Dark, Dirdawhoat
Various Flowers
Whitc Clover
White, Clo-rxr
Light Amber, Cle-7..r Xixtu~,
Light Arbor, White Tupnlo Tree
Ex.Wnite Alfalfa & Yollcw White Swn-t.clover
Acber, 14x -d Flowers

22, 830
20 1/3,'

lb 2/3,'

mostly 21/

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__ ,-_ ERiDaIEaPACSKE OK A FEEL C-Hg PA;K^ PO1T ]_la[SA'T, ,JE ^_ s _AJTSQ S- -"* -
FLolW.o1,O[E _ZI_ ei_ ixend .ai xAeli^^);.(u: L. a^
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EG. Water White, Clowves 40
WEAS Mixed Flowers Se *0
Clover 6, 25 6,80
)ZIA4 Mi-xed Flowers eandTeetclover 5,95 mostly 6.20

White Clover
Light Amber, Sweetclover
White Clover-Basswood
White Clover
White, Clover
Light Amber, Clover Mixture
Light Ambor White Tupelo Troe
Amber, Mixed Flowers

5.40-5,7 5


5, 00
6, 75


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OIEGo W(.r White, Clover 600
WYOI Alfalfa-Swootclovor S5
TEXAS Mixed Flowers 5,40
Clover 6,50 7,00
OKUA. Mixed. Flowers & Sweeotclovor 6, 15 .tf3fly,7 6440

IOWA White. Clover
KaNS, Light'Aiber, Sweetclover
WISC, White, Clover & Basswood
MINM. White, Clover
IND. Various Flowers
N.Y. White, Clover
PA. Light Arber, Clover Mixture
MD. White Lima Been and Clover
Light Amiber, Various Flowers
Light Anber (Fla. Citrus)
TENN, Clover
FLA, Light Amber, White Tupelo Tree

BDETFcTIE HR .0 l 4- S-aZ, l.--E-
OIEG, Water White, Clover
TEXAS Mixed Flowers
OKLA. Mixed Flowers
IOWA White, Clover
KANS. Liiht Amber, Sweetclover
WISC, White, Clover & Basswood
PA. Light Amber, Clover Mixture





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MINN. Clover 12-oz, or over 8440 45 sect,
OHIO Dark, Buckwheat 6,80 per cast
., Y. White, Clover, 12-14-oz, 10,50 50. sect,
PA. White, Clover 9,00 50 sect,
MD. Goldenrod (West Virginia) 35 sects
TENN. Clover, 14-oz, 300

TEXAS Clover 24, l-lb, ars 7,49 8,28
OKLA. Light Lmer Alfalfa a Cotton, 24, 1-lbjars 6,00
TENN, Clover, 5-1i, jars 150 ar
NH. Amber, Mixed Flowers 2-klb. jars 1,0 1.25-1.75
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TA, Clover 24, 10-oz. containers 5.00 5050
WISC White Clover, 24, 1-lb, containers 5.70
N. Y: White Clover, 24, 1-lbi containers 8.50 50 each

State of origin indicates State whereas packed, not necessarily where" produced. The term Cflover" i-ncl:des
most legumes such as White Dutch Clover, Hubam Clover, Yellow and White Sweetc'rver, and occasionally such
legumes as alfalfa and Vetch mixed with other Clovers.
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Tuesday, FebruarTy 15S 1955.

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Vashingtan 25, D. C.

Washirleton 7b .,

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.EAT.[ IN 0i"':i (' C r.tinu"-e frcm FLg#: 4)
4cr, L-y plFnts ,r,. t,.nezely ir. --c cc. .iL t ion
but h-. li,.t f k l rt, r in., v *: ch in t c
Wilicauttet V.t.11y pointss tb 3 s ll c;c. cf hon.y
from vetcl., wvLic is normaliv o.- :f tnt. best
macor sources of nectar. rclon-.cs of bees
Lp,.Lpr to U1ve t!-.u lusterss b'-t :.o opening of
coi;niLs to x :.mi.e tnhee E c.n.r, dox.e bcca.eut
of th,; winter vweth..r,
e8.ingt.n, .-Bes are roicrtJel to be wintering
well in e-ll areas Theyv hav. mi.It a nur.utcr of
fli;4hts th. laet two wC".Ks. The mild winter
wit! :r.:.. Tligits at not too greet intervals has
k:.;t cc. '. s inr butter ccr..iifior. their *usu.e.
A littl.- t,..Al~ is in r.rogress, but mostly to
stimulete Ihroad- Erinr.. Beci.k-r.rsE are
optimistic over t..- o';tlook for honey pr:duc-
tion the coming season,
.I7INEMCj 7..IN T;.JES: (Period Jan. 24-Feb. 10)
Co.ortdoic Jather steady cold weLAthr prevailed
during tEis period Bees in the White Rive.r ..
VEIIdy 1- 1 e cle-r.sing flight on February 2 and
F-ppi to be winLerinz normally, Bues inr the
.r-r Juan BEesin arc elso wirntering well but have
not h-d a flight for some time and could use one
in the next two or three weeks. Some yards are
short of stores due to the lack of production
last fall, Considereblu snow f.-ll Kuring this
period. Depth in the mountains is better then
E yeer ao but more is needed to assure
plentiful irrigation water supplies the coming
S6E son.
MojLtpn& -Tcmperetures continued milder than
usurl. Brcodaruaring in colonies is likely to
start cerli.r than usual in wintered colonies
unless colder weather sets in soon., Light snows
fell during the period, with the entire State
blAnketed. Lepth in the mcunteins ia a little
greeter thin a yeer ego, Howev-r, much of the
central End southern portions of the StEte have
had below e.vLrag.e precipitation for the past
several months, and need much more snow.
Idhi2o Bees r-re wintering satisfactorily,with
stores Ftcut noru.el. Depth of snow in the
mountains is above e. year ago, but more
rrecipitetion is noedAd tc bring moisture con-
diticns up to norrel in much of the central end
southern. portions, particularly in the south-
eastern su-ction.
Utah_- Temperetures continued to average below
normal, with below zero reEdings recorded at
many points. Scver- coll weather has prevailed
for Ebou. si: weeks ni has nct favorable
for wintering packAd bees. Hives are covered
with snow. Foisture conditions are variable,
Thu northern pErt of thL. Ste.te has received much
below rveragE amounts during the pEst few months-
while centri.- Er.d. southern -reas have received
Lv.rrge or rbove amounts. Do~erd hEs been good
for l-are bulk lots, but locFl denr.d for
pockegea honey h.s slackened.
jy.amirj Precipitation has e.vereg~d below
crc.rl .!.'u*rir.g thu pest several months, and there
.S cuz-h concern regarding the condition of
s-La.r se..dlirns, particularly in the nerth-
vesurn pert of rheStEte. Sr.ow depth, Lowever,
ir. the cur.k.ti r F its Latter then e. year ego, but
below average. Ytr.ezbebtY4es h-avi Lieei fairly

war e.arA the rbees ha"e coi.2sued conr.sierable c:"
their -t!res, bat t.he wtez.her haE r.ct beer.
wari er.c.-:.h for cie-n gr.g flauints. Cnriseue:itly
ess rc r ecc iig r-Etlezs -,.cO wiu' a
~iagI.t s:cn. rract.cell -.1l I!r.ev is cut cf
the of :aucers, anld LLst beeswax ha
teen shiLed.
Ievd4a.- A very rc'cr.cei ccli spell has hurw.
n. over io:ch -Ir _ce. ber, January, and the .
first few Jys of F-b:aary. Fees will-need a
fli-h- soon. Fzr.e sn-w has feller.. Moisture
conditions are better than a year ago.
A;-.l0l:_(7eri.d Jrn. 24-Yeb, 10)
Bees hav'.e vin.erea fairly well. Precipitatior.
during Jan-ury was above" averere, but the
honey crcp is entirely dependent union
additional rein, however. &zch poppy is in
blooL, and helj ng ir. the spring ,uil.d-uy,
Cc[ AS_ N_STATES (Period Jan. 25-Feb. 11)
Lowj Ei. Grencp_ le 'F75s_- Terjeretures
ranged 40-C degreess, -th nc rair.s :f con-
sequence, Bees were L.rooding ur well in most
yards and were getting pollen ahd nectar iro.
early blooming weeds. Citrus trees are slow
in buddi.g, Bend Section. -ood reins have
Tallen En4 olrent cornitions are greatly ir-
proved. Spring flowers should be blccLir. ir.
the next four or five weeks. Dermend for horney
has been good.
Ma1ta &oQr Count-y. .Txias_-Gocd rEins hive also
Teller in This coFistal area end have i:proved
plant conditions. Clover stands are poor in
many fields due to the fall drought. Bees are
in good condition, with ample stores.
BrazQsC.ur.t ,_Tj x.s have been flying c
most 'isys and Fathering pollen from winged eli,
and nectar and pollen from broccoli, spring
beauty and ether ground flowers. Broo,-
rearint is active in all colonies. Recent
genera reins have built u- an akundan.t suyllI
of soil moisture. Proscects for spring bloom
are greatly improved, ahd plants in general
are greatly benefited.
Guaeal.a& Couty T s The best rain in four occurred during this period. Clovers
should be coming out soon, and many other
plants that will help bees.
Dallas C t.lgt .e.a -a, good rein, amoun.tir to
inches fel on February 4 and 5. -his La
helped Loisture conditions but adiit:.nal
reins will be needed to help the sub-soil,
Temperatures continued chilly with a frost now
and then. as a whole the winter tc date has
been quite a bit warLcr than- average. with nr
severe weather. Bees are wintering wvell. ani
a little brood is Fresent in cre to two
frames. Where stock is being fed cottonseai
meal or ether ground feeds, bees are bringing
ii. these feds as uollen substitutes and in
such locations more brood is preser.t. o &atd
there are not meny will flowers up. Buds Cre
swelling on scce trees and with warm weather
there should be a little natural rllen
available in a couple of vweks, With l.ast
year's hcuey crcp all out cf produc-es' nhr.2s.

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Tuesday, February 15, 1955.

Sh.Xl-ONThLY. HOl'.JEFr I_ VO=.IX -_No
brierkeepers are looking forward to the new crop. flights were partial showed signs of r...dii^ a
Demand for honey hes been f&ir end prices have thorough cleansing flight. There is concern
been slightly stronger, over food supplies for beas in some areas, The
weather he.s moderate since the recent cold
OklEho.e Good rE.ins fell during January and spell, and there seems to be ample moisture and
the first part of February, bu't more reins are snow cover for plants. 'Th-re has been con-
still needed to overcome the moisture siderable inquiry for the few lots of bulk honey
deficiency of the past severFl months. remaining in producers' h.,;nds. The market was
TemperEtures warmed sufficiently onFebruary 8 end slightly stronger, There is some concern over
9 to permit good cleansing flights. Where pollen the fact that there is a shortage of honey for
substitute was provided, bees carried in large bakers, with reports of severe.l bakers unable
quantities during these warm days. Dendelions to secure supplies,
are starting to grow in protected places, and
elm and maple buds are swelling, However, it -Only traces of precipitation fell
will be some time before they begin to provide during tEis period. but the ground is well
natural pollen. Demand for honey has fallen blanketed with snow from previous stores,
off slightly* Temperatures have been mostly below normal,

New bleicoo_- Beekeeping conditions continued
unfavorable in the e1silla Valley during this
period, with cold winds and send storms pre-
veiling, and no moisture,
PIdINS STTSC: (Period Jan. 25-Feb, 11)
Red Y.ell.y f inn.s.ote. nd Nortjh Dakotp-
Cold wetTher, with temperatures down to T17below
zero occurred during this period, and with about
5 inches of snow, Not much is known as yet as
to hive conditions, Demand hes been fairly good
for extracted honey in large bulk lots, and -
there has also been quite a little demand for
crude beeswaxe,
Ioa! JModerate snow storms occurred during
this period and the snow blanket is giving good
protection to clovers, Temperatures dropped to
below zero, but also warmed up sufficiently at
one time to permit good cleansing flights in
some parts of the State* However, temperatures
did not moderate enough in some areas to permit
flights and in such areas bees are in need of
a flight. Some hives that went into the winter
light may not make it to spring. Demand for
large bulk lots has 1een ood but little remains
unsold in beekeepers hand s The market was
Nebraska Snow and cold weather prevailed
during tKis period, with sub-zero temperatures
prevailing at times. There is a fairly good
blanket of snow all across the State, which
should help plant conditions, Bees appear to
be wintering well, Demand for bulk lots of
honey continued good. However, hardly any bulk
lots are unsold in beekeepers' hands, Local
retail sEles of honey also continued at a good
Kansa_- A good blanket of snow over much of
The State has provided much needed moisture
which will .a.ffice for a short time, This
will put the to soil in excellent condition
for planting, Clovers are expected to be
scarce this coming year due to a dry unfavorable
growing season last year, Light flights were
made by bees on February 9.
MiA.sQui_- Bees are wintering well. Beekeepers
in eastern Missouri report their honey crop is F
all sold.
(PeriFod Jtan 25-Te. *I)
lichiigan_- Bees had partial to good
lights on February 8 and 9, and where the

Bees appear to be wintering normally, except
that some colonies are getting to the
starvation state and need frequent checking
for stores, Inquiries continue for bulk honey
from the eastern part of the Country, but
supplies are practically exhausted.
iMinness.t a The weather was cold and about
EorFal during this period. There is a good
snow cover on the ground giving protection to
clover plants. A flight soon would be help-
ful Bees in cellars are quiet and in good
conAition. Demand has been good for large bull
lots of honey, Some beekeepers report they axT
sold out; the earliest since during the war
years of sugar re.tioning.
.OLo_-_ The most severe winter weather of the
season occurred during this period, with
temperatures going to sub-zero levels but only
for periods of short duration. Temperatures
moderated on February 9 and 10 permitting
limited flights and giving bees a good chance
to shift their clusters and push out the dead,
In instances where beeyards have been checked
recently the colonies appeared to be wintering
satisfactorily, Colony weight was still good.
the bees were quiet, and clusters were of good
size, Sorme beekeepers in northwestern Ohio
anticipate feeding will be necessary about
April, Demand continued good for large bulk
lots of honey, with little remaining in bee-
keepers' hands.
Indigaa A deficiency in precipitation cong.
tinues through the central and southern parts
of the State, Over the past 12 months this
deficiency has amounted to about 11 inches in
the central part and between 7 and 8 inches in
the extreme south# In the northwestern part
of the State there was quite a variation from
that farther south; at South Bend the
precipitation for the same period was more
than 11 inches above normal. The average
temperatures for January and early February
have been considerably below normal, although
a few days have been unusually bright and
warm. February 9 was bright end sunny with a
temperature of 50 degrees bringing bees out
for a good flight; on the following day
temperatures began a rEpid drop which ended in
a minus five degree temperature on the llth.

Illi.nois This period hEs been both mild and
verve col3. A zero wave occurred from January
26 to 30. Then a mild spell with a bright
sunny day of 30 degrees in the northern part
of the Stete when bees flew heavily with
many remaining on the snow, A yard check in
northwestern Illinois found no dead colonies

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-ys-.rli-y' or:,. t r .t :1 6..- i 1PI2. t! L
weath-.;e- was 'wa*ear Latr. t I -rIL t! rr
wura ro. :.rr, iet, flisg.ts in ;ort *r.. I.I .:;i .
:n Feh-brjar', 11 a ccr.d tb.,lcw zer weav CD .zC..
ples *f tot Ie:1 d h-i.,-y Ert no ual c JAt I.BCK.-.rS
ae r.urLg lfr t.ulk ii' a rf ho!.U still h.i1
by tuuk' .:. ;'s.
'7-.-r-hN _3 (-r riod Je',. -Fet. 13)

NtM Yck._ ever, wirettr vnether has rrevsilc i
or ch st s4ver-r1 wedks with very little
srrw 1'i* v.-ry stt.Fiy c- 1. :'at-zero t.'. LeratJ:.-s
oc .r--i several times, whict. has uLr., ..---d
un bes. A'.:. Er*.turcs r.-iAratetd around Fetruary
10 .trl. ittir.v ,ocd t fN irly o..c. fliglhts. :n
sor& yaris c--:y' bt--s were los due t, the
b-:i.n' ccver-d -ith sncw. C-itt a few hives
r' Fi,-r.s r'f .ist:ess ir sor..e yards. In
other yFr3s th-v f ircr to be win ter rg well
rrcvidiy.L th:y iwf-nt the winter with arB;iL-
sLtcres, Isv-. ve r, I -eny colcr.i'cs ni.d f-Leiin-,
-rd bhi-cK.:o-rs have fed sout starving colonies
this .conth
V -Lc-.t Weather :-ontin.ud cold, with SOL.- rein
this pririzd.. Bcs have not had a flight si'.ce
C:tcber. The winter locs will no doubt be
h.i-'ier thai. usual. Clo/.:rs are cover..d with
snow and should be in gcod condition. Hor-ey
riz's re:.Air.d steady, with deLand good in most
cess. Recpiring suoplies in beekee-1ers' hands
ex-; light.
F lylaa* -- B.-es hed a kood flight on
ebr'iery 10. COueens ere lying wc;Il, but brocd
areas ere s:-ell for this ti:..c of year. ColonibE
are winteri.- in fair ccr.dition in S:L,: yards
but poorly in others, In so-e yards loss s
frc weak color.ies Lrd starvation amount to 25
percent at this latLe Ei.d over helf of the re-
.einirng colonies are week cnd light on stores.
'New Jersey-. Cold weather end snow featured this
roriod only one dey of bee flights or.
February 10. Be-kec ers reTort brooi.rering,
End soi have begun to ferd Fullir car.y.
eriod 7Jan. 77 -Tb. T31

TryF.ndL, Thc r.ost severe winter weather of
fhe season occurred during this period. The
period start.jd off with a cold wave with near
zero right tecqperatures and dcy temperatures
below freezing. About one inch of snow fell
tnd or.d .-ood rfin, button frozen ground so most
of it raC. cff. The Liddl% cf the cIricd was
werucr, a touch of spring, which EAlowc-d the
bees to have a good cleansing flight propering
the for the cold whether which followed.
There was some spottingr but not enough to fel1
Er.y concern on bees condition. Colonies have
us.d quitt i. bit of their winter stores. A
1.orvy thwr.dcrFtcrr.. or. }ehbriar 11 ushered in a
new orld/Waeyer.4i a Lcdrrete S2.ow storm. Night
'.tLzretures hpav since been cnriw'ing zero,
with a strar.g wind for twc drys. Skuiks and
Jpo ssui.s hove betsn bothering er.trpr.ce eutip-
:.ent so.:. Honey is -ovir.g- uch butter lvcplly
thar tho period Tollowing he Christnas
holidays. Producer stocAs are getting low.

Soutl .'C.r c ir._- In th. 1-.;--r -r cos.s' ci ^. z
rrc;. :i... L-a w'-2r r- cr va yvlll--r r.n-Cge.I
5.svily tE: fC're -. r o-f thi: '- r I a, I:. .,-e
a-, r i r-.- F- c w'- t r h.s h n1 3 crpl' Fc..c'..
VrL litl- i 1 fli:.t has been 7ossitll. durir.w
L.oC Of t" _.rioc.

tuc- 'im i er i.d wr s .d ve- ry c1 d with snow,
E tt. r E :.. '':St-h f w :i.tvr.

r-f-. imas C-21 weethEr irTVPildc duri thr.-
-r.., wit!. :i.t-.r z-rc. ;'Ef.tures at lght
I TIc h E b..--. a light -n-w cc-'er :n the
grunia. Collni--s rre wi'-.terirq w.11 whe-r
stores are F.-Hle, -cwever, :e!r.y c. :r:cs are
li'hbt. cai stcrrs -n! the less wi.i bt; L-czEvy ir-
th t sjrirg if :2t fed cL-.rly in tLe -pri..-.
Mierle h!s started to ''ii 2ue to scee were dfys
the last of J :rl rYy Ear. first cf FAbruary. Lr's beer. a. E ir unt of re"i- itp.tior,
but not cnou-g tc resch the subsbil.

LT'FJ E _STJTES: (, r .urriod Jrr,. 26-Feb. 12)
rji& = Brpo.drEtrin; iI. s-uthi-rn horcy -.r.-
duc.r.g agree ::- eivI Inci'e slowly due to c Z.-
tirnucl cold weat..L:r. Severt- rirns recently
have iiLprov-jd cisture conditicrs. Ti-ti is
beginning t: tud.
Florida -In Dost pirrts of the StFte cclnr.ieE ci
'ees hrve built ui iiL br-od both for tPioa. fed
and those with stores. HcwevCer cold weath.-r
during this period hEs slewed pL.nt develop-Ernt
and bee activity s-LewhE.t acnrd e. cold wave at
the close of the ieriol (Febru-rzy 12 & 13)has
caused some chilling of bro'.d. cclorniis
in the cer.trtl nr.d southern t.Erts of t:u State
have an average of threat to live frr'jes of
brood. Willcw, plnnyroyEal and early citrus
b1con were providing a -iving in soce central
and southern sections. The citrus bloom is
expoctel to be lctu-, fT- the Stc-te ts E. whrlc,
altr.ough in sone localities the blcom appears
to be co-ing on cirltier thEn usuwl. Sooe
Epots are now in full bloon. Conditions are
favorE.blt for a rectc.r flow front citrus this
In the northwLstern .a-t of the State. recent
good reins 1heve provlied sore teaporery relief
froL the prolonged dry spell. The cold winter
has beer. hr.rd or. co-_crics rr.i Lany vill not
wvrth-r it. Heavy f.-dir.g -.s being done in
soe yrrds. Mc..le r.nd ironwood have finished in this section, and bees could not
work thet during any of the blooming periodd on
account of the cold. Ti-ti will be in by
February 20. Queen rearers in central nErts
of the Stete rcrort that the recent col hc-s
delayed queen rearir.g operations.
Mis.ssjiE f. Werther ccr.ditions ccntiL-ucd
TFEirry ?fvcrrble for bees as well rs horey
rl.ants, Weether cor.citicns have beer. rai. y
and cold delaying the blooming of earl- i-lan*s
about 3 or 4 weeks. 1lich rain has feller..
Cclonies hare sop e brcod in about 4 It
is likely thpt the pollen suirply is shcor-. L.--
cause colonies were without pollen late last
fall and sc far this spring the weather has UtV

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Tuesday, Februery 15, 1955.

shi1;.AliTH'iY _HUQEY. hFGih VOL, XXXIX NOu, 4

(Arrivels include receipts during preceding two weaks$. Unless otherwise shown prices rep-
resent sales or current quotations by brokers; local bottlers, or other receivers to
wholesalers large retaiIers. backers, confectioners or other lsaxgr users. IMarket condi-
tion comments represent the opinion of the trade and are for the First h..lf of february.
All quotations Ere extracted unless otherwise shown, 60-lb. cans are on a pound basis
and smaller units of extracted and other types of honey are on per case basis unless
otherwise shown. Beeswax prices ere per pound,)

LCo'SIOJi: Arrivals 5;500 lbs. domestic. Demand
moderate market about steady.
White, Clover, 6, 5-lb. jars 5.80
6 3-lb, decanters 4.05
12 2-lb. jars 6.25
24, 1-lb. jars 6,00-6.50
mostly 6.50
12, 1-lb, jars 3.25
12 1-lb. servers 4.70
24, 12-oz jars 5.25
24, 8-oz jars 3.85
36, 4-oz jars 3,15
CREMEID, 12,12-oz. cups 2.65-2,75
Dealers report good quality honey currently in
light supply and difficult to procure.
CHICAGOS: Arrivals 209,500 lbs. domestic.
Demand good, market firm,
60-19. tins MIDWESTERN
White Clover .16L-.17
Light Amber .16 -.16t
Some granulated 10 less
White Clotar..
Cartons 12, 5-lb. tins 11.80
6, 5-lb. jars 5.80
12 2-lb. jars 5.75
12, 1-lb, 305
24, 1-lb:(self serve containers) 6.00
24, 12-oz. 5.10
24, 8-oze (self serve containers) 3.70
36 4-oz 3,06
CREAJF;ED 12, 12-oz. 2,60

CINC1NS' TI.I Arrivals 64,890 lbs.
gejmani moderate, market steady,
Drums, Light Amber
60-lb. tins Light Amber
White, Clover, 12, 5-lb. jars
6, 5-lb. jars
6 3-lb. decanters
1H, 2-lb, jars
24, l-lb.jars
12, 1-lb, jars
12, 1-lb. server
24, 8-oz, jars
12, 8-oz, jars
CREhVED 12, 1-lb.


DETROIT: Arrivals 114,470 lbs. domestic;
26,Tl30 Mexico. Demand good, market slightly
mostly Ihite Clover and Orange
6, 5-lb. 5.75-6.10
12, 2-lb. 5.50
24, 1-lb, 5.30-5.60
24, 8-oz, 3.15-3.25

ENVE.R: Supplies very light, Demand moderate,
market steady.
Street;clover, COLORADO
12, 28-oz. jars 5.15-5,35
12, 20-oz., ars 4.50-4,7C
12, 8-oz, jars 2.20-2.35
24, 8-oz, Jxs 4,00-4.25
24, 16-oz. jars 6.40-6,60
12, 32-oz. nars 6.25-6.50
12. 5-lb. tins 11.75-12.65
6 5-lb. glass 6.60-6.80
CfEEAED 24, 12-oz.cups 6.90-7,00
12, 12-oz. glass 2.80-3,00
S pANRLUES:_ Domestic demand good. Market
sTightly stronger for Extra eLigh Laber,
blended flavors Light Amber Mixed Flowers ano
White or better Orange, Sage, Clover and
Buckwheat, except market slightly weaker for
6 5-lb. glass or tine Orange, Sage and
Clover, arrket about steady for others.
White or better) Orange, Sage, Clover
6, 5-lb. glass or tin 6,00-6.40
12, 32-oz. jars 6.34-6.80
12, 24-oz. 4ars 4.85-5.20
12, 16-oz. Qars 3.32-3.55
12, 12-oz, jars 2,61-2,85
24, 8-oz. .ars 3.80-4.12
Light imber, Blended Flavors
12, 5-lb. tins 9.10
12, 2-lb. tins 5.10-5,20
24, 1-lb. iars 5.40
Light i-aber Mixed Flowers
6, 5-lb. tins 5.00
Extra Light Amber, Alfelfa
12, 5-lb. tins 10,20
Extra Light itaber, Blended Flavors
12, 32-oz. jars 5,16-5.60
12, 16-oz jars 2.70-3,95
24, 8-oz. jars 3.20-3,45
White or better Orange
24, 12-oz, jars 4o87
White or better Buckwheat
12, 8-oz. jars 2.04
White, Orange-Clover
12. 1-lb* glass servers 4.50-4.75
CREA4ED, White or better, Orange-Clover
12, 12-oz. cups 2.75-2.93
24. 12-oz, cups 5,50
CHUNK, C01B, White, Urange, Sage, Clover
12, 1-lb. jars 5,15
White or better, Clover
12, 12-oz, section 4480
12 8-oz. section 2,90
Honey & Butter Plain & Cinnamon
12. 6-0oz. cups 3,15
Jellied Honey, Clover and OrEnge
124 0looz. jars 2.85
BEIEWIX.L Arrivals by truck 18,500 lbs,
domestic. Demand very good, market about
steady. Purchases by local receivers
delivered Los k.ngeles mostly ,47

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Wc-shirjft -n 25, 1. C,

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8 7"- sdcy, I,1 I.-.J r 1 '- ... .

.-. ^ ifiH Y Py.-_-_f.Ji RL. ._ ,. -4_

,- "J.j.L!S i_ riw-ls y I:6-1b. crns:
-Ur-.W. ir. L t w C tcevr ?rE, Wis. Aight
..-.b r 14-.. L- .r.3 lur s l cc,r-tF.riners fair,
ic r. cc.ttfirn rr slo Price to Jobbers--
3. ?ir..:y ? 7. 1,-1 Hor.y
2,. t- *. .rs ..50
.. 1-1 rs 2.9
C, --1b. jars .,CO
b, 5-lb. tins 5 ZO
-b. j-rs 5.80
2', 7--c7 tuiTbl;rs ,20
12, 14-oz. turjblers 3'J5
12. ll-.z. glass nags 3.15
C EFAi$ED 12?, 11-oz, las u: L: 2.35
GC-lDo. cE .A, -r Sb.V!.'t. 3wde :lo,-.r ,17
Light *..bcr
BEiSWtX irivels by truck, 480 lbs.
Sonestic. DCa1-rs paying Cash .0
Trbde .12
_F IC0RY. rrivFls by rcr ?50 drs. & 11 Lbls
Cubp; 14 CE. YrE'ce; 25 ctns. iire; 214 drs.
Supter.F-ir.; 50 drs, EA SEl-,adcr; 45 cs. Grece;
62 drs. Mexico. Supplies light. Li..~xd
moderate, market strong, iew sales recrted.
S- It s P:d nominal c-urt ttions -
L*.FPr'"ED ex icck INw Ycrk Cit- dut-f E-id
PUFRT0 RICJ, tins ,.4J- .15
druzs .z2 .13
FE warehouse End ex dock 60s
Vn-6 C-over .168- ,20
Bakers Al.=nd .16
Izorted, 12, 8-cz. jars 1.75
24. l-lb. jrs 2.80
Dcfmistic,Light ,&rbLr,M1ixed Flowers
24, 8-oz. jars 3.3E
24, 1-lb. ars 5.80
12, 1-lb. Jcrs 2.90
i2, 2-1b. .rs 5.60
6, 5-lb, tins 5.55-5.80
2~. 1-lb. tins 6.20
Domestic Orrnge and Clover
24, 8-cz. jars 3.85-3,95
12, 1-lb. QErs 3.45
12, 2-lb. j-rs L.4-6.60
24, 1-lb. tins 6.90
b, 5-lb. tins 6.60
(In r..,crt issued leb. 1, make 12, 1-lb.
Whte icver 5.95-6.90 rcad 24, 1-lb.
ESWC.S: ' by bce.t, 5 bE-gs Chile:;
610 be.~.a-sCubHa; 260 drs. Dorinicen Republic;
21 begs Hciti;
1,213 bags Potugaies W~r* Africa; 125 b;rgs
MUxico; 20 'Legs Turteal. IsB 184 brgs Egypt;
100 be s Brnzil 60 bogs Aorccco* 1.0 begs
end 181 blocks Fr, Soijdilrnd. offerings
light. +-*rket strong. Srles .nd x.oninf 1
quotations -
AJFRICA .59- .61
CENTPuL .MERICs., Light .65- .67
Drrker .60- .62



PH.L.. LPiL.._ ..rivls 71,55: lb .
eIZ-.. nT go, rrkt fir, su;
local i u lers very lii :t.,
CI'..T^F.2-L., Li ht Clever
66-1b. ti:., er b.
GU,.T'MLA, LiA.t --ever
2', a r.-'J if bI tins
', 1-1,. jrs
24 6-oz. rs
'LDes ic Bl.le- Sw"r:r.d Whit(
*6, 5-1>. iars
2-,, 1i-lb, je--s -
12, l-i., ,rs
2-, 8-cz. zrrs
White, Clever
24, 1-lb, zers
24, E-cz, -ars

cr. -hrnd

e Clover

JITTSB~Ur-I: -.-rivc-Is by truck 18,510 lbs.
d u sfi Deosrni fcir, rcrket steady,
V it, Clcver :cr. Lig-t ,.bir
6 5-lb, JFrs 5,80
6, 7--t. 4.C5
24, 1-!b. j-rs 5.50-6.J
21, &-oz. '=-s ,3.50-3.E6
1V, 1-11. server 'igs .7C
CI.ED 24. -lb. r, s 6.50
QI0.TL.JiT,- rrivels 1FPrrxir..atey 2.,000 Ibs.
domes SFic. Suppli,-s c,3erEatv,. TCecFn- slow,
2crrket 'irn.
Light .4b.:r, iflflf'-Sweetclover
12, 5-1b, tins 10.80-11.00
sose lower
12, 24-cz. ;rrs 4.80- 5.00
24, 1Z-oz, 5.30- E.4C
24 E-'z. ?.95, 4 C.
Bulk 5 grl. cans Light ~r.ber c.16- ,17
rark .14 .15
COB:; No supplies. Most deliveries
going direct to ret-il stores.
BEEW.X: Supplies fairly liberEl. Derex-r
DoderEte, cerket steady -
Dealers p:ying Cash or Trade. .45
, IQLIS: Market firi to slightly stronger.
-COTCRDO Fnd NCTHERN, h'Wite Clover
60-lb. tins, per lb. .16 -.19f
mostly .18- .19
Light =rber .15- .16
acstly .15
White Clover, 6 5-1t. tins 6.15
White Clover anA hixed Flowers
6, 5-lb. 5.65-6.25
2mstly E.* 60-6.22
2, --b. r-rs 6.10-6.2.
mostly 6.25
24, 1-lb, jE-rs 5.40-6.50
mostly 6.25-6.50
2-. 12-.z, jcrs 5.2[
24, ?-cz. -"rrs 3.25-3.65
mostly 3.80-?.85
CHL-1ED 12, 12-oz. packages 2.65

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'ldcSA.iF --Loll E., E. C.

Washington 25, D, C*

.KANSAS CIT : Arrivals -
1BUCTOts. Midwest.
6, 5-lb. jars
12, 2-lb, jars
24, 1-lb. jars
some brands

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1~'i- M1T~L L:rJi' [P~x VOL, XI 1.4

by truck appro:inaately
Market steal

SJN FRANCISCO:_ Demand mnoerate, arle t steady,
oV stsic (Tight Anber (or better) Orargfe,
Clover, Sage, Thistle, and some blended
Flavors -
24, 8-oz, jars 3.05-3.5
24, 12-oz. jars 4.70-5.4
24; 12-oz. jars Sage with
cut comb 7.5
12, 8-oz, jars 1.3
12, 12-oz, jars 1,8
12, 12-oz. lars Sage, with
cut comb 3.0
12, 11lb, jars 2,40-3.0
12, 1 lb. jars 3.20-3.5
12, 2-lb. jars 4.75-5,6
12, 5-lb, cans 8.45-9.2

SEPTTT.F: Arrivals approximately 30,626 lbs.
Tl.alid slow, market about steady,
Sweetclover-Alfalfa. Light Amber
12, 5-lb, tin pails 10,25 10.80
12, 2-lb.. jars 5.50 6.1C
24 1-lb, jars 6,00 6.50
24, 12-oz. jaxs 5.30
12, 24,- oz, jars 5.00
2e, 3-oz, jars 3.95
CHIEi D 24, 1-lb, cups 6,25
24, 14-oz cups 550
24, 1l-oz, cups 5,40
24, 6-5-oz, cups 3.00


SSecured through bureau of Census)
DI FBE. Z94.u -(Y nF -T c^B"cCO!Tjiy ----0 -

West Germany
Rep. of the Philippines
S di A. bi

November Decerber_
997,097 1,268,461
903,748 378,000
879 112 595 204
314,160 371,880
173,820 171,000
12,000 -
3 059 900
"3 Crnnr

Sweden 4 800
Sample 6,720 24,000
TOTAL 3 397,752 2 847 245
Value 378,502 $324,857
January 67F4 -9
February 458 598
March 917 837
April 1,056 475
May 286 927
June 108 673
July 97 ,548
August 1 747 966
September 6 129 978
October 6 555 825
November 3,397,752
December 2 847,245
TOTAL 1954 24,279,754
1953 32,850,000
1952 23 375,000
1951 12,670,000
1950 9,433 000
1949 1,212,000

_Novaember December
ounds -
Mexico 347,267 132,939
Cuba 104,622 145,261
Guatemala 33,196 66,716
Dominican Republic 4,361 -
Greece 3 854 794
Switerland 1,320
France 567
Norway 529 -
Canada 18 600
Chile 1,512
West Germany 765
Italy 600
United Kingdom 480
TOTAL 495,711 367667
Value $42,332 $38,063
2rTAL IPOhS IE HO EYJB0.}Y 19541j IN _S. _.
January 5r3771%TJ
February 842,648
March 1,069,944
April 1,244,028
Jay 1,051,466
June 464,325
July 862,146
August 814,800
September 854,672
October 547,348
November 495,711
December 367.667
TOTAL 1954 9,151 947
1953 9,785,000
1952 8,483,000
1951 8,174,000
1950 12,018 000
1949 8,963,000

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1cuAeiL-n- alleged much flight and there have
not teen many ~1llen plants in bloom. Willow
ani peEr trees are starting to bloom and vili
provide cueC r.lien end nectar if the weather
turns warm, Hee-y feeding has been in progress
in sc me vzx s. Oueen-rearing has started and
will expand. reaend for honey has been good.


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