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Beechworth Honey Archive Beechworth, Victoria

The Beechworth Honey Archive is located at Beechworth Honey Discovery, 87 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria 3747 Australia. The Archive is open to the public and the catalogue of all beekeeping aquisitions can be searched online. The Archive opened in December 2014.

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location
87 Ford Street Beechworth Victoria (map)
phone
+61 03 5728 1433
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Opening Hours

9am to 4pm daily (closed 24th to 26th December) Bookings essential - please email info@beechworthhoney.com.au

Entry Fee

Gold coin donation with all proceeds being donated equally between the Wheen Bee Foundation and the Victorian Apiarists Association.

Location

87 Ford Street Beechworth Victoria

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Beechworth Honey Historic Archive and Museum - Historic Australian Beekeeping Archive & Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Australian beekeeping in the Beechworth Honey Historic Archive and Museum. The collection features Australian beekeeping artefacts, journals and books, including an exclusive range on loan from the Victorian Apiarists Association. Guests may view items on display within Beechworth Honey Discovery, or book a research and reading session in the Historic Archive room (please note; bookings are essential).

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Publication - Australian liquid honey in commercial bakery products. (D'Arcy, Bruce and others). Canberra, 1999.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

85 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Form and function in the honey bee (Goodman, L.), Cardiff, 2003

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Aussie Bee: The Flying Doctor prescribes Honey for Breakfast: "It's nature's health food". (The Australian Honey Institute). Ringwood, [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 pamphlet: 6 leaves.

Publication - Introduced dung beetles in Australia, 1967-2007: current status and future directions. (Edwards, P.). [Maleny], 2007.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication; Publication e-book - Money in bees in Australasia: a practical treatise on the profitable management of the honey bee in Australasia. (Rayment, Tarlton). Melbourne, [1916?].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

293 pages, illustrated

Publication - Good health & long life: meanderings of a mead maker. (Dennis, Brian P.). Hebden Bridge, UK, 2011.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

38 pages, illustrated.

Publication - The secret life of bees (Kidd, S. M.), London, 2004

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Income Tax Returns

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Copies of income tax returns for Allan Frost, son of Frank Lebbell Frost, for the years 1940, 1941 and 1943. Occupation stated as Honey Storeman (1940) and Boiler Attendant (1941), Apiarist (1942).

Publication - Practical advice to beginners in beekeeping (Tinsley, J.), Glasgow, 1916

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

DVD - City of the bees. (Moody Institute of Science). Chicago, 1998.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 DVD: 28 minutes.

Publication - State of the industry 2012: essential information: facts and figures. (Australian Food and Grocery Council). Canberra, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

70 pages, illustrated.

Publication - 111th annual conference, 2-3 June 2010: official program of events and reports. (Victorian Apiarists' Association Inc.). [np], 2010.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 volume, various paginations.

Honey Tin

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Metal honey tin, no lid. Very rusty inside and out. No content label, has rusty metal handle.

Historical information

Honey tins were made to industry standards, and beekeepers bought tins from manufacturers. One of the largest manufacturers was Pender Bros, based in Maitland NSW. When a customer had emptied a tin, they returned it to the beekeeper when they went to buy more honey.

Publication - A study of New Zealand beekeeping: lessons for Australia. (Somerville, Doug). Canberra, 2008.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

50 pages, illustrated.

Publication - World beehives, honey production and world trade stats [statistics]. Source, FAO statistical database 1961-2010. (Airborne Honey), Leeston, New Zealand, [2010].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 spreadsheet

Publication, e-book - A year's work in an out- apiary (Doolittle, G. M.), Medina, 1908

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - More than honey: the future of the Australian honey bee and pollination industries (Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Primary Industries and Resources), Canberra, 2008

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Map- Everton

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Map of rural properties bounding penal reserve on western side of Beechworth between Spring Creek and Sheep Station Creek.

Inscriptions & Markings

Beechworth Sheet 3. Properties of J.Warner and N.Griffin shaded blue.

Publication - Keeping Australian stingless bees in a log or box. (Dollin, Anne and Heard, Tim). North Richmond, NSW, 1997.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

14 pages, illustrated

Diary by B. Kirkwood 1944

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Daily diary kept by B. Kirkwood from 27 June 1944 to 20 October 1944. Small book with yellow pages and black cover. Top right hand corner of book has been damaged. Predominantly, pencil was used for entries.

Historical information

This was a diary kept by B. Kirkwood, one of the men employed by Frank Lebbell Frost to assist him in his beekeeping.

Publication - Honeybee protection plan: 2010-11 locust response campaign. (Victoria. Department of Sustainability and Environment). Canberra, [2011].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

9 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Thomas Bolton: a pioneer beekeeper of Victoria. (Bolton, H.C.). [Melbourne], 1976.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

11 pages

Publication - The True Story of Honey. (The Australian Honey Institute). Ringwood, [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 Pamphlet: four leaves.

Publication - Commercial beekeeping in Australia. (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation). Canberra, 2007.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Making mead (honey wine): history, recipes, methods and equipment. (Morse, Roger A.). np, 1980.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

127 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Dr Sara's Honey Potions (Robb, S.), 2009

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Queen Bee Cage

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Metal Queen Bee cage encrusted with debris and rust. Very old.

Historical information

The queen bee cage is designed to hold a queen bee, and up to three or four escort worker bees. The design allows for adequate ventilation, and has a spot for 'queen candy' -candied honey- to block one end. The queen is placed in her new hive inside the cage, and once the queen candy has been eaten through -allowing her access to the hive- the hive has become accustomed to her smell and accept her. Bees could be sent through the post in this cage.

Publication - The virtues of honey in preventing many of the worst disorders; and in the certain cure of several others [etc]. (Hill, John). Gale ECCO Print Editions [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

54 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Facsimile edition

Publication, e-book - How to keep bees: abstract from report of State Board of Agriculture for 1910 (Miller, A. C), Providence, 1911

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Investment opportunities in the New Zealand honey industry: part of the Food and Beverage Information Project. (Coriolis [management consulting and marketing firm]). Auckland, 2012

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

68 pages, illustrated.

Labelling Stamp

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Box labeller with red plastic handle. Marks as "Robinsons Honey 12x1Kg". Shows use wear.

Historical information

This was used with an ink-stamp pad. It was stamped onto plain cardboard boxed, to show that the contents belonged to the Robinsons. Using stamps such as this was a cheaper alternative to ordering specifically designed boxed. This stamp was used between 1978 and 1990.

Publication - Bee supply catalog: 2003. (Walter T. Kelley Co. Inc). Clarkson, KN, 2003.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

64 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Beauty and the bees (Robb, S.), 2012

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Floral resource database for the NSW apiary industry: February 1996 to June 1999. (Somerville, D.). Canberra, 1999.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Techniques for the detection of adulterated honey. (Korth, Wolfgang and Ralston, Jean). Canberra, 2002.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

11 pages

Publication - Estimating the potential public costs of the Asian bee incursion. (Ryan, Terry). Canberra, 2010.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

26 pages

Honey Tin

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Metal honey tin with lid and handle. Rusty, no label.

Historical information

Honey tins were made to industry standards, and beekeepers bought tins from manufacturers. One of the largest manufacturers was Pender Bros, based in Maitland NSW. When a customer had emptied a tin, they returned it to the beekeeper when they went to buy more honey.

Poster

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Musée du Miel - 82 - Gramont Museum of Honey, Gramont Poster shows early European method of honey extraction

Inscriptions & Markings

Published in Beaumont - de - Lomagne, France

Queen Bee Cage

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Mesh cage stapled over wooden lid with metal strut and top and bottom metal bands. Base is larger than lid. Lid has metal cap.

Historical information

The queen bee cage is designed to hold a queen bee, and up to three or four escort worker bees. The design allows for adequate ventilation, and has a spot for 'queen candy' -candied honey- to block one end. The queen is placed in her new hive inside the cage, and once the queen candy has been eaten through -allowing her access to the hive- the hive has become accustomed to her smell and accept her. Bees could be sent through the post in this cage. Used by a beekeeper and provided by Mr Richard Diss (beekeeper's son).

Significance

The cage is significant because it was made with metal and wood. The more contemporary cages are now plastic and of a different design and specifications.

Publication - The world market for honey: market survey #01. (USAID. CIAFS [Capacity to Improve Agriculture and Food Security]. Washington, DC, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

14 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Nie bójmy się pszcół: No fear of bees: photo book (Gritsch, H.), Stóze, 2011

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - More honey in the kitchen (White, J & Rogers, V.), Charlestown, 2001

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Honey Tin

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Metal honey tin. Front Label; "Pure Honey 7LB Net Weight" Banner Title; "Pure Honey Gathered in the Australian Bushland" Two notices on label; first detailing chemical composition of honey, "Honey at Breakfast Time", second "In Sickness and in Health" Tin has no lid. Tin is very rusty inside.

Historical information

Honey tins were made to industry standards, and beekeepers bought tins from manufacturers. One of the largest manufacturers was Pender Bros, based in Maitland NSW. When a customer had emptied a tin, they returned it to the beekeeper when they went to buy more honey.

Honey Tin

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Metal honey tin. Front label; "Pure Honey Produced and Packed by [no association label]" "Product of N.S.W" "6 LB NET" Back Label; "Honey The Commercial Apiarists Association of N.S.W Member" Also on the back label is a pseudo coat-of-arms. Tin has no lid.

Historical information

Honey tins were made to industry standards, and beekeepers bought tins from manufacturers. One of the largest manufacturers was Pender Bros, based in Maitland NSW. When a customer had emptied a tin, they returned it to the beekeeper when they went to buy more honey.

Publication - Code of practice for assuring the quality of Australian honey (Beekeeper edition). (Australian Honey Board and Honey Bee Research and Development Council). Sydney, 1993.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

44 pages

Publication - Effects of logging on nectar-producing eucalypts: Spotted Gum and Grey Ironbark. (Law, B. & Chidel, M.). Canberra, 2007.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Economical aspects of beekeeping in 10 countries ascending to European Union. (Pidek, Andrzej and Pohorecka, Krystyna). np, 2004.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

8 pages.

Poster

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Poster; Australian Honey. Nature's Liquid Gold. Photograph of honey being poured from spoon into a jar. Background rural scene.

Publication, e-book - A modern bee farm and its economic management (Simmins, S.), Rottingdean, 1887

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Comfort to Aristeus: or, a few useful hints on the management of bees, so as to render honey and wax a cheap and plentiful commodity [etc]. (Anon). [np], Gale ECCO Print Editions, [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

30 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Facsimile edition