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1 Honeycombs and rough wax are placed in the hive, when the bees are in want of aliment; also honey and sugar-sirop.
2 "Defrutum:" grape-juice boiled down to one-half.
3 Fée is at a loss to know how this could be of any service as an ali- ment to bees.
4 A mere puerility, Fée says.
5 But extremely weak, no doubt; for after boiling, the hydromel must be subjected, first to vinous, and then to acetous, fermentation.
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