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  1. Re: Skeps - Looking for a (W.Pennsylvania) Source for Long Cut Heirloom Rye

    The Hungarians made skeps from cattails, as well as other cultures.

    Joe
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    Re: Older Deep Bodies with Metal Foundation

    Popular Mechanics 1918 has a article on aluminum comb.
    Page 696
    https://books.google.com/books?id=M61IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA696#v=onepage&q&f=false

    The Aluminum Combs were manufactured in 2 places that...
  3. Re: Skeps - Looking for a (W.Pennsylvania) Source for Long Cut Heirloom Rye

    I will post my progress here. At this time I am making tools needed and will post on this site how I made the tools.
    At this time, I am posting my progress in a event at:...
  4. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    I believe they were for feeding, but I'm wating to hear from BeekeepingIsGood who may know the purpose.

    Joe
  5. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    I am thinking they were for supplemental feeding in the winter, and perhaps for box glass as michael bush suggested. But I believe the side walls may also have been pried off to collect honey.
    ...
  6. Re: Skeps - Looking for a (W.Pennsylvania) Source for Long Cut Heirloom Rye

    Thanks all,

    After searching all over the internet, I went on craigslist and under 'farms' 'for sale' I found several rye growers. I am making skeps for historical research. Long term I hope to...
  7. Skeps - Looking for a (W.Pennsylvania) Source for Long Cut Heirloom Rye

    Hello Friends,

    I am looking for a source for organic Heirloom Rye or long wheat for skep making.
    I am not having much luck finding a source.
    This seems to be a difficult search, so I am asking...
  8. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Very good, I agree. Lets go with the idea that the skep hive is a direct ancestor of the box hive, (technology adapted from skeps to boxes). Although the skep making technology was brought to the...
  9. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Perhaps to some, it may seem. To others, appreciating and understanding the past is an important tool to teach themselves and others how important honeybees were to human kind.

    Best Wishes,
    Joe...
  10. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Lets do this one at a time.
    I will move to another item each day.
    Feel free to disagree, this is just my theory,,,

    1) How was the honey harvested?

    Looking at this photo of the open space. ...
  11. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Please respond off list. I would like to see your history of beekeeping document, can you send off list? _Joe
  12. A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Hello Friends,

    I was sent pictures of two box hives which were discovered in a barn in the Catskill Mountains New York.
    The person wanted to know what they were and how they were used.
    This was...
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    Re: On This Day in The History of Beekeeping

    Today is the Birthday of Edward Bevan M. D. - July 8, 1770
    Via: Historical Honeybee Articles - Beekeeping History
    The Biography of Edward Bevan.

    Edward Bevan M.D. (July 8, 1770 - January 31,...
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    Re: On This Day in The History of Beekeeping

    Today is Frank Benton's Birthday
    Happy Birthday Frank Benton - July 5, 1852

    Among his many contributions to beekeeping he was the inventor of the 3 hole queen cage still in use today.

    The...
  15. Re: How Lorenzo L. Langstroth Started With Bees

    Thanks Lemmje,

    A member of the congregation at South Church told me that Langstroth did keep bees during his time at the church. Langstroth says he purchased two stocks of bees. Langstroth...
  16. How Lorenzo L. Langstroth Started With Bees

    Few beekeepers are aware exactly how Langstroth got his start in beekeeping.

    Langstroth - How A Revolution in Beekeeping Began.

    On Jan. 18, 1836, Mr. Lorenzo L. Langstroth was unanimously...
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    Re: On This Day in The History of Beekeeping

    Thanks Wayne,
    It is important to include the source.
    I edited the post to show the source.
    -Joe
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    Re: On This Day in The History of Beekeeping

    Today is Eva Cranes Birthday.
    Happy Birthday Eva Crane! -June 12, 1912
    The "Grand Dame of Honey Bee Researchers."

    Eva Crane was an authority on the history of beekeeping and honey-hunting who...
  19. Re: First Importation of Honeybees Into North America

    Thanks Westhill,
    Facebook isn't real good for having discussion, so I think by having the 'History of Beekeeping' forum on Beesource will allow for better discussion and learning experience for all....
  20. First Importation of Honeybees Into North America

    1622, Honeybees Imported from Europe. (Source: Eva Crane, World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting, Pg. 359)

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    “On 5 December 1621, the Council of the Virginia Company in London wrote...
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    Re: Bees in the Southwest

    Barry,
    You are in New Mexico?
    I don't have much in my files for NM

    First bees in NM was in 1872

    1872 (T. after 1872) New Mexico - Transported Within the Americas. (Source: Eva Crane, World...
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    Re: Vintage Beekeeping Documents

    Here is my collection of beekeeping literature.
    Click on the image twice to read online.

    https://www.pinterest.com/naturebee/beekeeping-literature/

    -Joe...
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    Re: Vandervort Foundation Mill

    Barry,

    I researched Wyoming, Bradford Counties, PA, historical society and received this reply:

    Attached is the photo of John Vandervort and Ezra Allen. I assume from the way that the...
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    On This Day in The History of Beekeeping

    Today is the Birth-date of Charles. C. Miller (1831 - 1920)

    C. C. Miller -Born June 10, 1831

    "America's Best Known Beekeeper" (Quote: C. P. Dadant 1916)

    The Biography of Charles. C. Miller...
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    Can Photos be Added to Posts?

    I have historic photo I wish to add to History of Beekeeping
    forum, is this possible?

    Thanks
    Joe
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