Bee keeping in France

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270. Bees have long been an object of attention to the countrymen in France. The hive in most general use is of straw; but there are a great many fanciful kinds there as in England, and also many books on the subject. One author (M. La Grenee) has the merit of having shown that there is neither profit nor humanity in saving the lives of bees after they have been deprived of their honey.