Excerpt from Gleanings in Bee Culture, 1895, Vol. 23: A Journal Devoted to Bees, and Honey, and Home Interest Another modification Of the Porter escape was devised, containing a long ﬂexible spring for a bee to walk upon, and which should sag and Open the exit, allowing the bee to escape without effort. In testing it by the side of the usual exit, 95 to 98 out of 100 bees passed out Of the exit, which required no exertion. One hun dred bees were placed in a box with the exits side by side. When the bees were quietly caged they remained 'unalarmed for considerable time. When the exits were closed until they became uneasy, the difference in operation of the exits was much nearer alike, owing to one bee first spreading the springs and then several others rushing and following closely after. It requires a fresh quota of bees at each trial, because the natural disposition of the bees is the subject Of test. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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