Scored a fantastic old book dated 1888. The author, A.I. Root indicates the first publication was 11 years prior. I read a few pages and immediately recognized many of his questions and theories about bee culture have been answered. On the other hand, I was enlightened to many, seemingly lost, methods, equipment and such. Very, very interesting and will add this to my winter reading line-up in front of the wood stove sipping coffee. I simply had to share with you some of the many sketches and some text selections. I checked with Charles beforehand to make sure I was not breaking any infringement rules. It was humorously and undoubtedly decided that infringement rights were long since expired :razz:. I believe you will be equally excited and amused as I found myself. You will find a handful of attachments below and the rest are found on my photobucket page by following the link http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii307/jossenbella/ABC of Bee Culture/ . Enjoy friends!