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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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....
  6. 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...
  10. 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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    Re: Bees in the Southwest

    Historical evidence suggests that the Spaniards did not import honeybees into Pacific Western America, but probably were introduced there by the Spaniards by way of Florida and eastern Mexico....
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    Re: Viewing these threads

    Got it. Thanks
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    Re: History of Beekeeping

    Barry,

    I suppose the short description would be:
    "This forum is dedicated to the discussion and research of beekeeping history"

    The long description which can be placed on a pin post is in...
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    Re: Viewing these threads

    I'm not finding the link that says: "Thread Display Options"
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    Re: History of Beekeeping

    That was quick... Don't you have to do a background check on me or something? I was hoping the forum would be further down the list, -I'm a bit shy for top billing.
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    Re: History of Beekeeping

    Hi Michael,

    Was just wondering if there was sufficient interest to do this sort of thing. If topics of interest arise, say; researching a particular item or famous person in the history of...
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    History of Beekeeping

    Hello Beesource,

    I would be willing to moderate a forum topic
    under the name of 'History of Beekeeping'
    if you would believe this would be of interest
    to your subscribers. Contact me by...
  19. Researching the Use of Mirrors to Cause Swarms to Settle

    A Request For kind Assistance,,

    I am writing a history of the use of mirrors to cause swarms to
    settle. I am not aware of the existence of any research done in
    this area. A reference to...
  20. Re: Does anybody collect vintage or rare Beekeeping equipement ?

    Denis,

    Some of these smokers may date to the 1960's, aluminum smokers were sold as far back as the late 50's. The Aluminum smokers might be of interest to collectors because aluminum burns out...
  21. Re: Packag Bees w/ Minnesota Hygienic Queen Source

    Thanks all,

    Any good source for 'hygienic Italians' will do. I am
    specifically interested in sticking with bees most like
    the Italians and staying away from hybrids and
    other strains.
    ...
  22. Packag Bees w/ Minnesota Hygienic Queen Source

    Can anyone recommend a reliable source
    for package bees with Minnesota Hygienic Queen
    for 2014 ?

    Thanks
    joe
    Pennsylvania
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    Mothers Day - 'The Queen'

    A Mothers Day Article: ‘The Queen’

    These are my favorite book excerpts on the Mother Queen Bee from a few famous authors in Beekeeping.
    From the archives at:...
  24. Re: How much do you charge for swarm removal if you do and what about the one's left

    Ramdino,

    For swarms that have just initiated in a structure, I charge
    at least 300.00 I can get in and out real fast with these
    small colonies. I do not accept difficult removals.

    With...
  25. Re: How much do you charge for swarm removal if you do and what about the one's left

    Hello,

    'Bee Careful' about placing a value to bees which are removed.
    They should be assumed worthless until they are properly assessed.

    * You may not be sure that they were not exposed to...
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