Chicago: George W. York & Company, 1903.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 7 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches, 327 pp + ad for the American Bee Journal. Illustrated and indexed. Bound in original brown cloth with titles and decoration in gilt. Paper over rear hinge partially split (hinge sound), minor wear to extremities; near fine. Charles C. Miller (1831-1920) was an American physisian and practical commercial beekeeper who specialized in comb honey production. According to the Bee Culture website, "In 1878, Dr. Miller began to devote his entire attention to bee-keeping, and for many years kept from 200 to 400 colonies in four apiaries, all of which were run for comb-honey. In 1897, Dr. Miller’s apiaries produced 17,150 pounds of honey. He was the inventor of the Miller Feeder, the“Miller Tent Escape, and Miller’s Introducing Cage. His method in rearing queens is legendary and practiced all over the world." His first personal account of his life in the bee business was A Year Among the Bees (1886). This book was an expansion of that title and was followed in 1911 by Fifty Years Among the Bees. Miller was also a regular contributor to American Bee Journal.