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Important dates in the history of beekeeping

The history of beekeeping is punctuated with interested discovery my all over the world.

1853Langstroth published his classic "The Hive and honey-bee" formally recognisting bee space.

1865 - Queen excluder designed by Abbe Collin

1887 - WBC Hive launched by William Broughton Carr

1891 - Porter Bee Escape invented by Edward Porter

1928 - Smith Hive launched

1945 - Karl von Frish discovers the bee waggle dance

1946 - National Beehive Launced

1969 - First man walks on the moon

1975 - Robin Dartington develops the Dartington Long Deep hive

2009 - Omlet Beehaus launched

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Helen, 17 May 2020

Bubble bees have nothing to do with honey bees. What is the purpose of the bubble bee and they sting ? Can you provide pictures?


David, 29 May 2017

New to beekeeping, and have learnt more from these pages than all most all of the other Internet available sites, which seem to be mostly Amarican. Have been on beekeeping course and joined local association, I am loving every minute of this fascinating hobby, please keep the information coming.


Angelmum21, 13 June 2013

I am about to embark on beehaus beekeeping, my nuc arrives Tuesday, and I would love to hear if bees in beehaus's have fared better than others over this long wet winter. I am convinced that this modern insulated hive is the way forward - just as we all have to have insulation in our houses to cope with the climate!


Liv, 20 April 2012

I am a bee keeper my self, only 14, its a great hobby. I recommend it for all ages!this information is very good. I also recommend reading Keeping Bees: A Complete Practical Guide by Paul Peacock and Collins Beekeeper's Bible: Bees, honey, recipes and other home uses by Philip Et Al Mccabe.go along to your local bee keeping club if your interested.