Results like the above compared with those of the skeppist beekeeper of former days, who was well pleased with an average of 20 to 25 lb per hive, may be regarded as wonderful, but they are matters of fact.
The beekeeper opens the lower part of the hive and peers in.
The beekeeper opens the upper part of the hive and examines the super.
The beekeeper closes the hive, chalks a mark on it, and when he has time tears out its contents and burns it clean.
The bees do not fly in the same way, the smell and the sound that meet the beekeeper are not the same.
Another beekeeper who has studied the life of the hive more closely says that the bee gathers pollen dust to feed the young bees and rear a queen, and that it exists to perpetuate its race.