Best All Purpose Brood Frame. At a meeting of Michigan beekeepers Mr. Larrabee read a paper in which he considered the best all purpose brood frame. It was not difficult for each one, he said, to decide upon one for himself, but no convention of beekeepers could agree. The essential feature of an all purpose brood frame was that it should have a top bar thick enough so as not to sag and from 1 1-1 6 to 1 inches in width. He liked the narrow bottom bar recently introduced, for the reason that bees build combs down to it be WW; and with such a frame, when withdrawn from the hive, there was less danger of rolling over or killing bees. The queen also wa3 less likely to find a hiding place between be-tween the bottom edge of the comb and the bottom bar.- Frame ends should be at least three-eighths of an inch thick. As to whether they as a whole should be of the fixed or self spacing style was a point upon which he had not yet decided. He urged that all beekeepers, as soon as prac ticable, adopt a standard size, and that standard size, in the United States at least, was the Langstroth. Mr. Larrabee Lar-rabee then read replies from a number of prominent supply dealers, all of which,, with one exception, indicated that thick top bars are about to displace all frames with the narrow and thin top bar.