Winter is always a difficult time for beekeepers and honey bees. That was also the case in 1870 as written in this American Bee Journal article. This edition has several articles about wintering bees and the problems that beekeepers were having. The article is from the minutes of a convention, featuring many prominent beekeepers of the time.
Reprints of this article are public domain and made possible by the Albert R Mann Library and the Cornell University Library.
Cut and paste the following link to gain access to this edition of the American Bee Journal.