The Canadian Bee Journal , however, offered a fresh approach.
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The more subscriptions a reader purchased, the better the incentive. Two subscriptions gave the option of show cards or a winter feeder.
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Three subscriptions offered a choice of a queen bee, a Canadian feeder, or a copy of Success in Bee Culture. Five subscriptions and the apiarist would receive a honey knife but for six it would come with a polished-ebony handle. The Canadian Bee Journal was not only motivated to sell subscriptions. These incentives had the additional purpose of expanding the practice of apiculture more generally in the region. The motivation for expanding beekeeping and honey production was possibly tied to a potential export market in the United Kingdom.
The November 3, issue noted that at an exhibition in South-Kensington, London, Canadian honey outdid their American neighbours. Middlemen — not the producers — adulterated the product which stung the judges and left the American representatives in a sticky situation. As Canadian honey was especially well received, this generated buzz for their beekeeping techniques, honey harvesting, and preserving methods.
A clipped text from the British Bee Journal noted, "Leading British bee-keepers speak of the quality of our honey in glowing terms; English ladies, especially, seem to think it superior to the ordinary production to which they are accustomed.
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To meet the demands of an English market, however, Canada needed a great many new apiarists to swarm into the trade and produce honey at a standard fit for a queen, as outlined by the Canadian Bee Journal. What is clear from reviewing this trade periodical is that at the time, Ontario honey production was very much in its early development stages. However, production leaders like Jones were eager to expand into markets across the Atlantic.
Trade periodicals offer a unique perspective for understanding different viewpoints of the people involved in a given industry and the difficulties they faced in terms of markets, technology, and labour. Offering everything from legal insights to reviews of the latest tools and techniques, trade periodicals can help reveal the challenges and ambitions of a particular association and people within a given trade or industry. You can follow him on Twitter digitalpigeons. Apr 25, By: Stephan Pigeon.
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