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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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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

Extractor

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Antique two frame manual extractor. Metal 44 gallon drum with external tap, handle and hole. Inside; rotating two-frame honey extractor. The two frames are attached to a square metal structure. Each frame is only attached by one end. Each frame is a rectangular metal construction with square wire panels on two sides. Internal frame rotates freely. Other two sides and base solid. On top of drum is a hand-driven metal crank for turning internal frames.

Historical information

Frames are uncapped with an uncapping knife, and placed into a holding spot or basket. The handle is then turned, spinning the frames inside. Eventually, the centrifugal force drains the honey from the frames. The honey can be poured from the drum via the tap. The empty frames go back into beehives to be filled with honey again.

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.

Publication - Low Elevation Mixed Species in Victoria's State forests Silviculture reference manual No. 3 (Dept of Environment and Primary Industries)Simon Murphy, Ron Hateley and Peter Fagg

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Soft cover book, slightly larger than A5 size, white & grey cover with a photo of a forest 158 pages

Publication - A quality survey of Australian honeys. (Ward, W. H. & Trueman, K. F.). Canberra, 2001.

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

Hand-Written Copy of Particulars of Sale of Land July 1918

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Hand-written copy of a Particulars of Sale of Land. Frost selling on behalf of Elizabeth Ann Larkin to Beatrice May Hussey. £120. Written in black ink on paper.

Publication - Honeybee disease reduction: industry workshop report. (Dewar, R. L.). Canberra, 1999.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Honey flora of Queensland (Blake, S. T. & Roff, C.), Brisbane, 1987

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - On our watch: the race to save Australia's environment (Markus, N.), Carlton, 2009

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

64 pages, illustrated.

Diary by B Kirkwood 1941-1942

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Daily diary kept by B. Kirkwood from 30 October 1941 to 29 August 1942. Small book with yellow pages and a worn black cover. Pencil was used for entries. There are three lengths of pink string inside the book. In addition, there is one length of twine, and a bookmark inside.

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 - Honey and preserves. (Fortnum and Mason). [London], 2011.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

128 pages, illustrated.

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

26 pages

Publication - The honey flora of Victoria. (Victoria. Department of Agriculture). Melbourne, [194-].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

136 pages, illustrated.

Publication - Nosema disease: literature review and three year survey of beekeepers: part 2. (Hornitzky, Michael). Canberra, 2008.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

28 pages, illustrated.

Publication - The beekeeper's bible: bees, honey, recipes & other home uses (Jones, R. A. & Sweeney-Lynch, S.), New York, 2011

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Beeswax Moulds

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Two long rectangular beeswax moulds joined together with metal struts. Heavily rusted, contains evidence of much use wear.

Historical information

These beeswax moulds are second-hand bread tins from a baker. Beekeepers would re-use anything suitable for melting blocks of wax, this is an example. These weren't so good, the wax was a bit hard to get out.

Diary by B. Kirkwood 1947- 1949

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Daily diary kept by B. Kirkwood from 26 August 1947 to 17 April 1949. Book with yellow pages and black cover. Pencil was used for the 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.

Beeswax Moulds

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Four rectangular metal moulds joined together with metal struts. Heavily rusted, contains evidence of much use wear.

Historical information

These beeswax moulds are second-hand bread tins from a baker. Beekeepers would re-use anything suitable for melting blocks of wax, this is an example. These weren't so good, the wax was a bit hard to get out.

Publication - Common Trees of the Goldfields (Grant Pronk) Dept of Environment & Conservation - Bush Books

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Soft cover slightly larger than A7, Photograph of Gimlet woodland on the front & back, white & black writing

Publication, e-book - Beekeeping: a discussion of the life of the honeybee and of the production of honey (Phillips, E. F.), New York, 1915

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - A new plan for speedily increasing the number of bee-hives in Scotland (Bonner, J.), Edinburgh, 1795

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Food processing industry strategy group: final report of the non-governmental members. (Australia. Department of Industry, Innivation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Food Processing Industry Strategy Group). Canberra, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

188 pages, illustrated.

Electric Uncapping Knife

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Metal uncapping knife with wooden handle. Electric power cord is attached to end of wooden handle.

Historical information

This was used for removing caps from individual cells in one sweep across the frame. This exposed the honey before the fame was placed in the extractor.

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.

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

Publication - The Art & Adventure of Beekeeping (Ormand & Harry Aebi)

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Soft cover A5 Book with a photo of bees on covered honeycomb -dark & carrys over to the back. 183 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back there is a blurb about the book On the front there is a quote - '404 lbs. of honey from a single hive" Guiness Book Of Records