|Title:||A discourse or historie of bees. Shewing their nature and usage, and the great profit of them. VVhereunto is added the causes, and cure of blasted wheat. And some remedies for blasted hops, and rie, and fruit. Together with the causes of smutty wheat: all which are very usefull for this later age. Written by Richard Remnant.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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A discourse or historie of bees. Shewing their nature and usage, and the great profit of them. VVhereunto is added the causes, and cure of blasted wheat. And some remedies for blasted hops, and rie, and fruit. Together with the causes of smutty wheat: all which are very usefull for this later age. Written by Richard Remnant.
London: Printed by Robert Young for Thomas Slater, dwelling in duck lane at the white Swan, 1637.
|Alternate titles:||Historie of bees.|
Reproduction of the original in the Library of Congress.
Bees -- Early works to 1800.
Wheat -- Diseases and pests -- Early works to 1800.
To the Reader.
table of contents
A HISTORIE, OR DISCOURSE
CHAP. 1. Of the nature of Bees.
CHAP. 2. How Bees are bred.
CHAP. 3. Concerning their Worke.
CHAP. 4. Of the getting of Bees, and how to finde and remedy the losse of the Queen.
CHAP. 4. Of the time to remove Bees: and placing them to the best advantage.
CHAP. 6. How to defend your Bees, and preserve them from their enemies.
CHAP. 7. Of swarming and hiving your Bees, dressing the Hives, and ordering the swarmes.
How to feed Bees.
How to take Bees that you find in a Tree.
How and when to drive full and fat stockes.
How to make Bees swarme.
CHAP. 8. Wherein first is taught how to chuse for store: Secondly, how to helpe them that have too little, and take from them that have too much: Thirdly, signes of the first swarming: Fourthly, how to recover Bees that are chilled with cold.
How to take Bees.
CHAP. 9. Of making hony, mead, and wax.
How to make Mead.
How to make wax.
CHAP. 10. Bees and women compared.
THE SECOND BOOKE.
CHAP. 1. In this second Booke is shewed the cause, together with the cure of blasted wheat: also of rye, hops, &c.
CHAP. 2. The reason why this knowledge hath so long laine hid, and now discovered.
CHAP. 3. Of the cause and remedy of smutty wheat.
How to helpe, and to prevent, and keepe wheat, that it smut or decay not.