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SECTION I - CLASS DEFINITION

This class includes the methods of and structures for propagating, raising and caring for bees; as well as certain ancillary methods and structures.

SECTION II - REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES

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119Animal Husbandry,   appropriate subclasses for methods and structures for propagating, raising, and caring for animals, or other living, mobile creatures, generally. Also, see the search notes therein for reference to ancillary methods and structure.

SUBCLASSES

[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 1]    1METHOD:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Process.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 2]    2Honeybee:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Process specific to bees of a variety intended to produce edible honey.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 3]    3Hive:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Structure intended to house a colony of bees.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 4]    4For nonhoney producing bee:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure intended to house a colony of bees of a variety that does not produce honey suitable for human consumption.
(1) Note. Included herein is housing for "leaf cutter" bees which are used to pollinate alfalfa.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 5]    5With provision to extract honey:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure including provision to remove liquid honey from the component parts of the hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 6]    6Observation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure including provision to allow viewing of the interior of the hive without opening the hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 7]    7Multi-queen, e.g. swarm capture:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure with provision to allow more than one queen bee to be housed in the same hive.

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26,for a container for multiple colonies of bees with independent chambers for each colony.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 8]    8Queen raising:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 7.  Structure with provision to encourage and care for the production of a bee larvae into a queen bee.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 9]    9With Feeder:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure combined with means to alloy a beekeeper to provide sustenance to the colony.

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48,for means to allow a beekeeper to supply sustenance to bees, outside the confines of a bee hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 10]    10Fitted in frame slot:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Structure wherein the hive is of a type having removable honey supporting frames and wherein the sustenance supplying provision comprises structure intended to fit in the space normally occupied by such a frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 11]    11Having external food supply:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Structure wherein there is access outside the hive to allow sustenance to be provided to the colony without opening the hive.
(1) Note. An opening provided for access to the hive for the sole purpose of supplying food is included herein; e.g., an opening in the hive cover for supplying food is included herein, but a removable hive cover through which food may be supplied is not included herein.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 12]    12With heater:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure combined with structure to raise the thermal level of the hive or of a portion thereof.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 13]    13With ventilator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure with or including provision to encourage the flow of air through the hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 14]    14In cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 13.  Structure including a removable top most portion having provision therein for encouraging the flow of air through the hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 15]    15Cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure comprising a removable top most portion of a hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 16]    16Alighting board:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure comprising that portion of a hive provided to receive bees as they land in anticipation of entering the hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 17]    17Comb honey:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure including provision specific to the marketing of honey without removal from the honeycomb.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 18]    18Having propolis collector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure having or combined with provision to capture propolis from the bees as they pass by.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 19]    19Having pollen collector or applier:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure having or combined with provision to capture the pollen off the bees as they pass by or provision to apply pollen to the bees as they pass by.
(1) Note. Pollen is captured from the bees to make possible marketing of the pollen. Pollen is applied to the bees to encourage pollination of the flowers to which the bees subsequently fly.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 20]    20Passage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure comprising that portion of a hive intended to allow movement of bees from one portion of the hive to another.
(1) Note. Included herein is an entrance to the hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 21]    21Queen/drone control means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 20.  Structure intended to restrict passage such that a queen bee or a drone is limited in movement therethrough, while permitting passage of worker bees.

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27,for transportation means specific to transportation requirements of a queen bee which may confine the movements of the queen and her attendant workers.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 22]    22Moth control means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 20.  Structure intended to restrict passage such that a moth is limited in movement therethrough.

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16,for an alighting board that is movable to restrict passage into the hive which, if moved to the restricting position, may be used to prevent moths entering at night.
25,for a manually closable hive entrance which, if in the closed position, may prevent moths entering at night.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 23]    23One-way passage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 20.  Structure intended to allow movement of bees in only a single direction.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 24]    24Adjustable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 20.  Structure including provision to modify the position or size of the passage.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 25]    25Entrance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 20.  Structure comprising that passage in which the bees normally enter (or exit) the hive.

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16,for an alighting board that is adjustable to change the size or configuration of the hive entrance.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 26]    26Stand or hive container:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure comprising (a) underlying members, distinct from the hive itself, intended to support the hive or a group of hives against the force of gravity or (b) structure, distinct from the hive itself, intended to house the hive or a group of hives.

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7+,for a container for multiple queen bees without a distinguishable housing for each queen colony.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 27]    27Transportation provision or swarm catcher:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure including provision specific to transport of a hive or a significant component part thereof from one location to another; or including provision to retrieve an unhived colony of bees.
(1) Note. A hive including component securing means to allow it to be inverted is included herein.

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7+,for a hive having provision to retain both the old colony and the swarming colony of bees.
26,for a hive on specific stand that allows the hive to be inverted.
42,for a honey frame that can be inverted.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 28]    28Queen bee:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 27.  Structure including provision specific to transport a living queen bee.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 29]    29Hive shell of particular material:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure comprising that portion of a hive intended to encase a colony of bees, i.e., body, bottom and cover, which is of a specifically recited composition.
(1) Note. Generally, wood is not considered to be a particular material for this subclass.

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42+,for a honey frame of particular material.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 30]    30Plastic or paper:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.  Structure comprising that portion of a hive intended to encase a colony of bees which is of polymerized petroleum or is of randomly woven cerulous fibers.

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43,for a honey frame of plastic.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 31]    31Ceramic, clay or plaster:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.  Structure wherein the specific composition is glazed or dried siliceous material or is a hardened mixture of material.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 32]    32Vertically stacked hive bodies:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure wherein the portion of the hive between the bottom and the cover consists of a plurality of tubular members positioned one above the other.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 33]    33Directly accessible lower body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.  Structure including provision to allow physical inspection of the interior of a lower hive body without removal of the upper hive body.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 34]    34Congruent bodies:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.  Structure wherein the upper and lower hive bodies engage in a horizontal plane and wherein they are of such dimensions that, at the plane of engagement, they fit exactly one on the other.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 35]    35Separable honey frame type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure including a removable member having parts intended to generally lie in a plane with the honeycomb and incompassing that honeycomb, such that the member and the honeycomb can be removed from the remainder of the hive with a minimum of disturbance to the colony of bees housed therein.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 36]    36Pivoted honey frame:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.  Structure including a plurality of honey frames attached to each other such that one turns with respect to the adjacent honey frame about a line when being removed or inspected by the beekeeper.
(1) Note. The honey frame of the hive of this subclass may open, in the manner of the pages of a book.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 37]    37With honey frame spacer:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.  Structure including provision to determine the distance that a honey frame is located from other structure, e.g., from an adjacent frame.
(1) Note. The frame spacer of this subclass may be any part of the hive structure except it may not be an integral part of the honey frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 38]    38Side opening hive:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.  Structure including a horizontally facing wall having a portion movable to allow access to the hive.

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46,for a side opening bee hive, generally.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 39]    39Pivoting side:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 38.  Structure wherein the portion moves about a fixed axis with respect to the remainder of the hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 40]    40Vertical pivot:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.  Structure wherein the portion moves in a horizontal plane.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 41]    41Laterally disposed compartments:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.  Structure including a vertical partition forming distinct rooms.
(1) Note. The vertical partition of this subclass may comprise a panel inserted in place of one of the honey frames.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 42]    42Honey frame or honeycomb foundation details:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.  Structure including limitations of the honey frame or of artificial honeycomb.
(1) Note. The artificial honeycomb of this subclass normally comprises only the central web between the chambers in which honey is to be placed.
(2) Note. A honey frame, per se, a section of artificial honeycomb, per se, is included herein.

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17,for a honey frame specifically intended to hold honey to be marketed in the comb.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 43]    43Snap fit together or of plastic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 42.  Structure wherein the honey frame consists of multiple components that fit together by stressing a portion within its elastic limit or wherein the honey frame is of polymerized petroleum.

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30,for a hive shell made of plastic.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 44]    44Honeycomb foundation details:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 42.  Structure comprising artificial honeycomb specifically limited.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 45]    45Strand or metal reinforced honeycomb foundation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 44.  Structure including (1) fibrous material embedded in the plane of the artificial honeycomb, or (2) metallic component to strengthen the artificial honeycomb.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 46]    46Side opening:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Structure including a horizontally facing wall having a portion movable to allow access to the hive.

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38+,for a similar hive of the separable honey frame type.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 47]    47VENOM COLLECTOR:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Structure comprising provision to capture poison from a bee stinger.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 48]    48FEEDER:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Structure comprising provision to supply sustenance to bees.

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9+,for the combination of a bee hive with a bee feeding provision or for a feeder that is to be a part of a bee hive.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 49]    49BEE FOOD PREPARATION MEANS:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Structure including means to aid in making sustenance for consumption by bees.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 50]    50BASE MOUNTED DEVICE:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Structure intended to be used in a fixed location, with structure includes support provision.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 51]    51Means to remove honey frame from hive:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Structure intended to be used to take a honeycomb supporting frame member out of a hive body.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 52]    52Means to remove bees from hive:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Structure intended to be used to cause the bees to leave a hive body.
(1) Note. A fume producing panel is included herein, even though supported by the hive rather than by its base.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 53]    53Honey extracting device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Structure intended to be used to separate liquid honey from other parts or component of the hive, particularly from the honeycomb.

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210Liquid Purification or Separation,   subclass 361 for a centrifugal extractor having an individual article container or support.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 54]    54Honeycomb decapping device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 51.  Structure intended to remove the wax covering of honeycomb to allow removal of honey therefrom.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 55]    55Having heater:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 54.  Structure including means to raise the thermal level thereof.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 56]    56Hive or frame cleaning:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Structure including means to remove foreign material from the component parts of structure used to house a colony of bees.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 57]    57Assembling device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Structure peculiar to the bringing together of the components of structure peculiar to bee culture.

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29Metal Working,   subclasses 700+ for means to assemble, generally.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 58]    58Honeycomb foundation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 57.  Structure peculiar to bringing honeycomb foundation together with other structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 59]    59Honeycomb foundation wiring:
 Structure under 58 peculiar to embedding strand material into the plane of artificial honeycomb.

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219Electric Heating,   subclasses 50+ for metal heating utilizing electrical resistance, generally; and subclasses 201+ for a heating device combined with a diverse-type art device, generally.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 60]    60Honeycomb foundation former:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Structure intended to give desired configuration to artificial honeycomb.

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156Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture,   subclasses 60+ for a method of surface bonding and/or assembly therefor; and subclasses 349+ for means of surface bonding and/or assembly therefor; generally.
249Static Molds,   subclasses 117+ for a static mold for forming material, generally.
264Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes,   appropriate subclasses for a method of molding, generally.
425Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus,   appropriate subclasses for apparatus for molding, generally.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 61]    61RANDOMLY MANIPULATED DEVICE:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Structure peculiar to beekeeping and intended to be handled by a beekeeper without restriction.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 62]    62Plier type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 61.  Structure including a pair of manually squeezable handles pivotally attached to each other each carrying a jaw to act in concert with the jaw of the other handle.

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294Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements,   subclass 16 for a hand bar or hand barrow having opposing jaws; subclasses 86.4+ for a grapple, generally, especially subclasses 118+ for a grapple of the crossed lever, pivoting jaw type.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 63]    63Honeycomb decapping device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 61.  Structure intended to remove the covering of honeycomb to allow removal of honey therefrom.

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30Cutlery,   subclass 140 for a heated knife, generally; and subclasses 165+ for a knife, generally, especially subclasses 296.1+ for a blade and handle.
  
[List of Patents for class 449 subclass 64]    64Hive body separating device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 61.  Structure particularly adapted to force one tubular beehive shell away from another tubular shell on which it was previously resting.
  

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