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A List-Serve Database, dedicated to all genres of Historic Honeybee Literature, including; Bee Management, Persons of Beekeeping, Bee Hunting, Bee Predators, Disputes and Lawsuits, Archeology, Tall Tales, Folklore, Superstitions, Bee Stories, Bee Humor, Bee Poetry and Fables, Remedies, Medicine, Science, Bees in Warfare and various Bee Articles from old newspapers, magazines and books. We will explore historical works from the great writers of bee literature which scholars turn to again and again with increased delight. We shall have occasion to show, as we proceed, how correct in the main the classical writers are on the subject of bees. Please feel free to discuss historical bee interests or comment on any of the articles posted.



(Image Right) Young woman with swarm. Beekeeping was popular in the USA during the 19 c and early 20 c. Women at the time were expected to tend the bees along with the many other household chores. Women were often quite successful at keeping bees, with apiaries that sometimes grew to over 100 colonies. The image shows her wearing clothing typically worn by women working in the apiary during the period.









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  • Beekeeping
  • Mar 24, 2007
  • English

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