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  1. Re: Did Ancient Man Employ Bees To Ward Off Elephants?

    Because plant based material does not preserve well in the archaeological
    evidence, we have no means of knowing whether or not late Pleistocene
    and early Holocene foragers in the East, Central,...
  2. Did Ancient Man Employ Bees To Ward Off Elephants?

    Did Ancient Man Employ Bees To Ward Off Elephants 9000 Years Ago?

    I enjoy proposing theories that the ancients already knew much
    of the beekeeping knowledge that is said to be discovered in ...
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    Abraham Lincoln and Honey

    Abraham Lincoln's birthday is February 12.
    These are all the Lincoln bees/honey references I know of.

    As a child in Indiana Abraham Lincoln was used to eating honey,
    and a biography quoted the...
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    Re: Cowen Extractor Info

    Hello Beeslave

    Sorry about taking 7 years to reply, but I'm backed up on my emails.

    The Cowan Rapid Extractor was an improvement on the popular 'Novice Honey Extractor'
    that A. I. Root...
  5. Re: Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    YES it is Nikolai Nasonov.

    I will have his biography on his birthday February 14.

    "The scent organ of a worker honeybee lies on the dorsal surface of the abdomen, at the front edge of the last...
  6. Re: Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    2nd Clue: He was a Russian scientist who made an important
    discovery in the biology of the bee in 1883, however he was
    not a beekeeper.
  7. Re: Centuries Old Belief that Bees Can Predict the Weather ~ Scientifically Proven Tr

    I enjoy illustrating that the ancients had knowledge that is only now, 2000 years later is being proven scientifically. Another example is the use of dust thrown into flying swarms by the ancients,...
  8. Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    Hello Friends,

    His birthday is coming up so I wanted to get started on this project.

    Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    Click on image link below:

    Subscribe...
  9. Centuries Old Belief that Bees Can Predict the Weather ~ Scientifically Proven True.

    Centuries Old Belief that Bees Can Predict the Weather is Scientifically Proven to be True.

    Many of the ancient writers like Aristotle, Virgil and Pliny, considered bees to be able
    to predict...
  10. Re: Wild bees, distance from bait per minute round trip.

    Lining Wild Bees

    The Bee Keepers Review Volumes 11-12 1899 september

    22795

    Joe Waggle
    https://www.facebook.com/Historical.Honeybee.Articles
  11. Thread: 1951 ABJ

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    Re: 1951 ABJ

    Here in SW Pennsylvania farmers for crop rotation will sometimes
    sow red or sweet clover, or let fields set idle with clover. They
    do tell me that the idle fields of clover will reseed better,...
  12. Earliest Description of Drone Congregation Areas

    World History of Beekeeping
    and Honey Hunting
    By Eva Crane
    1999

    Pg. 571

    Drone mating flights were not understood
    until the late 1900s when drone assemblies
    or congregations were...
  13. Re: Researching the History of the Boy Scout Beekeeping Merit Badge

    There were 66 Merit badges for beekeeping awarded during 1920.
    This spiked in 1921 to 147 and 1922 - 199; 1923 - 207; 1924 - 190

    National alcohol prohibition began in January of 1920. One may...
  14. Researching the History of the Boy Scout Beekeeping Merit Badge

    Hello Friends,

    Researching the history of the beekeeping merit badge.

    I am currently looking for records which indicate how
    many beekeeping badges were awarded each year.

    I have records...
  15. Thread: Ye Olde Skep

    by naturebee
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    Re: Ye Olde Skep

    sqkcrk,
    Here is a recommendation by Michigan State University to "attend" to feral bees.
    and another from The Western Honey Bee.
    I will post my source for the feral colony eradication programs,...
  16. Thread: Ye Olde Skep

    by naturebee
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    Re: Ye Olde Skep

    vermin06,
    Let's start with the legality of keeping bees in skeps. I myself do not worry about such things. Unless you have a real 'jerk' as a bee inspector or neighboring beekeeper, - nobody is...
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    A Christmas Day Toast To Langstroth

    In 2010 the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild began a wonderful Christmas tradition.

    They gather each year at 106 South Front Street, Philadelphia;
    the birthplace of Lorenzo L. Langstroth on...
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    Re: World War II Apiary Sign

    Go get up Wrangler.

    What a great collectors item that would be.

    -Joe
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    Re: World War II Apiary Sign

    Very good Michael.

    Honey Price Support Program
    http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/honey-price-support-program/


    USDA02: Eliminate Federal Support for Honey...
  20. Re: Prehistoric farmers were first beekeepers

    Good research that supports previous estimations of mans association with bees to around 10,000 years ago. Not sure that the evidence is strong enough to support mans early domestication of bees. ...
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    World War II Apiary Sign

    circa. 1943 - World War II era poster which highlights bees' vital role in national defense.
    The Ohio State University prepared this sign for placement in apiaries.

    21846

    In an article...
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    Re: On This Day in The History of Beekeeping

    Today is John S. Harbison's Birthday.
    September 29, 1826.

    1857 - Made the first shipment of bees into California, Introducing commercial beekeeping into California, laying the foundation for the...
  23. Re: A few favorite publications in the public domain or free

    msscha,

    I can't recall the source, but I have read top entrances recommended for south and bottom entrances recommended for Northern beeks. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation regardless of...
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    Re: Vandervort Foundation Mill

    Vandervort Letterhead July 28, 1884

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  25. Re: The Nehalem Oregon "Beeswax Wreck" - a 1693 Manila Gallleon

    Delphos Daily Herald,
    April 27, 1903, Delphos, Ohio

    Oregon's Beeswax Deposits

    Scientists Still at Variance in Their
    Views of What the Substance Is.

    Perhaps no solution of the question...
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