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Pete O
10-22-2015, 09:46 AM
I’ve scanned and put together a seven page, fine print PDF about beekeeping in 1829. The book itself is a household “how to do everything” publication printed in Philadelphia in 1829. The PDF is 10MB. There’s a lot of info here and it can be confusing considering the terms used and lack of pictures.

It’s not about skeps although they are mentioned. Honey was collected in inverted jars standing on the top cover (you need to know this to understand what the instructions talk about for the first pages); the resulting comb built into the jars is pretty much the same as what you will find as a honey novelty item at your county fair.

If you would like a copy just email me at [email protected] and I’ll send it out to you.