As the season draws to a close…

Beginners Department: As the honey gathering season draws reluctantly to a close, we are inclined to wonder how many of those who started with bees last spring are still beginners and how many are real beekeepers.

All have no doubt made mistakes.

Those who have blamed themselves for their errors, taking steps to correct them and prevent their happening again are real beekeepers, while those who blame the bees, the weather, the package bee shipper, the equipment manufacturers and everything else in sight are still just beginners.

This excerpt appeared in the October 1925 edition of Modern Beekeeping. It was written by Ralph Ziegler.

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