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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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87 Ford Street Beechworth Victoria 3747 (map)
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+61 03 5728 1433

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Bookings essential - please email [email protected]

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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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587 items

587 items

Publication - The use of locally-native trees & shrubs in the southern Riverina (Driver, M. & Porteners, M.), Deniliquin, 1996

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - The bee-keepers' guide or manual of the apiary (Cook, A. J.), Lansing, 1883

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Beeswax: moulding & candle making (Taylor, R.), Hebden Bridge, 2012

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Pollen identification for beekeepers. (Sawyer, Rex and Pickard, R. S. (editor)). Hebden Bridge, UK, 2006.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

111 pages, illustrated.

Book - Plants and planting plans for a bee garden

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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, e-book - Bee-culture. I. Advice to beginners. II. Practical notes. III. Acts and regulations (Jacobson. F. A., Westbrooke, G. V. & EARP, E. A.), Wellington, 1920

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Honey identification. (Sawyer, Rex and Pickard, R. S. (editor)). Cardiff, 1988.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

115 pages, illustrated.

Publication - About Australian Honey: 100 cake biscuit meat dessert & party recipes. (The Australian Honey Board). Sydney, 1965.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

48 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Report of the inquiry. (New South Wales. Inquiry into Beekeeping in Urban Areas). Sydney, 2000.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

35 pages.

Publication - Cronin's key guide: Australian trees (Cronin, L.), Crows Nest, 2007

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Australian Food Statistics 2005 ( Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Soft cover book slightly larger than A5 size with photos of grains on the front & a darkish red back with a blurb in white 174 pages

Publication - Nectar and pollen sources of New Zealand. (Walsh, R. S.). Wellington, 1978.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

59 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Beeswax: production, harvesting, processing and products (Coggshall, W. L. & Morse, R. A.), Cheshire, 1984

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - New observations upon bees by Francis Huber 1814. (Dadant, C. P.). Hamilton, IL, 1926.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

230 pages, illustrated (12 plates).

Publication - Improving Queen bee production. (Anderson, Denis). Canberra, 2004.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

16 pages

Publication - Plants and honey bees: their relationships (Aston, D & Bucknall, S.), Mytholmroyd, 2004

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Science underpinning the inability to eradicate the Asian honey bee. (Australia. Parliament. Senate. Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee). Canberra, 2011.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

134 pages

Publication - The Australasian Beekeeper. (Pender Bros Pty. Ltd.). Maitland, 1939-2014.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Historical information

Volumes 41 (1939) to 47 (1946) and volumes 89 (1987) to 91 (1989) donated by Steve Lipscome. Volumes 73 (1971) to 74 (1972) bound in green cover donated by John Tenny, Wirrabara SA.

Publication - ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture (A I ROOT) An Encyclopedia pertaining to scientific and practical culture of bees

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Hard cover book A5 size, dark green cover with silver embossed title & bee 712 pages plus index By A I Root - founder of the A I Root company, revised by E R Root, HH Root & J A Root

Publication, e-book - A manual or an easy method of managing bees in the most profitable manner to their owner (Weeks, J. M.), Middlebury, 1836

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Hand-Drawn Map Centred on Buckland Gap Road by Frank Lebbell Frost July 1916

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Hand-drawn map centred on Buckland Gap road (near Murmungee). Details the quantity and quality of flowering timber in the nearby State Forest. Scale is 1/2 mile to 1 inch. Map was drawn on the 16th July, 1916. Drawn with black pen and grey lead on paper. Features are marked in red.

Historical information

This is one of the maps drawn by Frank L. Frost while he was beekeeping in North-East Victoria. This particular map may be reference in the "Wooden" Diary on page 8.

Publication - The Honey Flora of Victoria 5th Edition (Dept of Agriculture Victoria)

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Soft cover book slightly larger than A5, A cream cover with green writing 136 pages

Publication, e-book - The weather and honey production (Kenoyer, L. A.), Ames, 1917

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - First lessons in bee culture (Mitchell, N. C.), Indianapolis, 1871

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Produce to platter: Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs. (George, Jonette and Wilton, Daniele). Prahan, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

273 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Australian food statistics: 2004. (Australia. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry). Canberra, 2005.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

165 pages.

Antique Smoker

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Circular canister, metal, with spout attached. Connected by metal struts to circular bellows. Bellows are missing. Canister very rusty, extensive use wear. Lid is fused to canister.

Historical information

Smokers are used to calm bees. This is done by putting some kind of fuel into the chamber (pine needles, hessian, anything that smokes a lot when it burns), lighting it, then puffing the bellows to bring forth the smoke. The smoke has a calming influence over the bees, and helps stop them from stinging. The guard around the outside is to prevent burns via contact with the hot chamber.

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 - The velocity of honey: and more science of everyday life (Ingram, J.), London, 2003

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth