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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 3747 (map)
phone
+61 03 5728 1433

Contact

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

35 pages.

Publication - A beekeeper's diary (Norton, Alf. E. and Gulliford, Robert B (editor)), Maitland, [nd]

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Annual report (Australian Horticultural Corporation), Canberra, 1993-

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Oxytetracycline sensitivity of Paenibacillus lavae. subsp. larvae isolates. (Hornitzky, Michael). Canberra, 2005.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

6 pages

Publication - Tasmanian floral resources for honeybees: focus on tea tree. (Leech, M.). Canberra, 2009.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - GBF: 2003 retail catalog. (Glorybee Foods Inc.). Eugene, OR, 2003.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

84 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

Publication - Honeybee RD&E plan: 2012 to 2013. (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation). Canberra, 2012.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

24 pages.

Publication, e-book - Productive bee-keeping: modern methods of production and marketing of honey (Pellett, F. C.), Philadelphia, 1923

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Fit and healthy kids. (National Honey Board). Longmont, CO, 2002.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 foldout pamphlet, illustrated.

Publication - Letters from the hive (Buchmann, S. & Repplier, B.), New York, 2005

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Australasian Beekeepers' Supplies. (Pender Bros. Pty. Ltd.) West Maitland, 1938.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

32 pages, illustrated.

Inscriptions & Markings

Distributed by WJ and F Barnes Pty, Ltd. 536-556 Swan Street, Burnley, Melbourne.

Publication - The feel good cook book (Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc.). [Toorak], [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

76 pages.

Publication - A dictionary of scientific and practical beekeeping (Gulliford, R. B.), Tamworth, 2001

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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 - If you want great skin... throw away your cosmetics (Bairstow, H. & Jefferies, J.), 2004

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Map- Albury/Wodonga

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

(5x) Map centred on Albury and Wodonga. Shows Albury and Wodonga, Murray River, Hume Highway, Murray Valley Highway and Riverina Highway. Scale 1:50,000. Paper is white on back and yellow on front. Ca 1974-1975

Inscriptions & Markings

Labelled 'Albury series R 652'

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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 - A honey bee industry and pollination continuity strategy should Varroa become established in Australia. (Australia. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry). Canberra, 2011.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

35 pages, illustrated.

Honey Tin Lids

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Screw-in metal lids. Rusty with evidence of use wear and exposure to water and/or air. Five in total.

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.

Label

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

(70x) Red, yellow and white adhesive label. "Robertson's supermarkets Benalla & Myrtleford pure Australian honey 1.5 kg net packed for Robertson's supermarkets by: Robinsons Honey, Beechworth."

War Census: Wealth and Income Card

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Commonwealth of Australia war census, wealth and income card for Emma Frost. Included with the war census is a newspaper cutting regarding a moratorium on mortgages for the duration of the First World War.

Publication - Eucalypts of South Australia (Nicolle, D.), Morphett Vale, 1997

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Wax Melter

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Antique wax melter made by Pender Bros. Pty Ltd. Wooden wax melter on heavy metal frame. At the back is a metal chute/cylinder with a tap. Lots of metal-work on the back- looks like an attachment to run through hot water. On side is a wooden baseless box with a lid. Inside wax melter is four strong metal compartments.

Publication - A spring without bees: how colony collapse disorder has endangered out food supply (Schacker, M.), Guilford, 2008

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - The use of Australian honey in moist wound management. (Davis, Craig). Canberra, 2005.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

24 pages.

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - Pleasurable bee-keeping (White, C. N.), London, 1894

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

165 pages.

Publication - The story of pollination. (National Honey Board). Longmont, CO, [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 foldout pamphlet, illustrated.

Document: interview - Notes by Vickers Frost made at re-union 23 May 1999, Chiltern.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication - Beekeepers' Supplies. (Beekeepers' Supply Co). Melbourne, [nd].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

28 pages, illustrated

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, e-book - How to keep bees: a handbook for the use of beginners (Comstock, A. B.), Garden City, 1911

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - Hints on the history and management of the honey bee (Bevan, E.), Hereford, 1851

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Publication, e-book - Observations on the natural history of bees. (Huber, Francis [Francois]). London, 1841.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

352 pages

Publication - 98th annual conference, 19-20 May 2011: conference papers. (NSW Apiarists' Association Inc.). [np], 2011.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

1 volume, various paginations.

Publication - Traditional Scottish honey recipes. (Brown, Francis). Little Dewchurch, UK, [2004].

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

27 pages, illustrated.

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

188 pages, illustrated.

Publication, e-book - The Naturalist's Library: Entomology: Volume VI: Bees. (Jardine, William). Edinburgh, 1840.

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

301 pages. illustrated (30 plates).

Publication - The Australasian Beekeeper. (Pender Beekeeping Supplies Pty Ltd). Rutherford, 2000-2001

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Poster

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Display cheque for $100,000. Dated 21/9/07

Historical information

This is a grant Beechworth Honey received which went towards creating the Beechworth Honey Experience. It was presented on behalf of the Australian Government by Sophie Mirabella, Mp, Federal Member for Indi.

Hand-Written Notes by Frank Lebbell Frost [ca 1915-1924]

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Hand-written notes on vegetation and flowering quality. Includes the areas of Rutherglen, Chiltern, Beechworth, Barnawartha, Yackandanda. Includes the trees Yellow Box, Iron Bark, Red Box, Cape Weed, Green Cabbage Box, Stringy Bark and Hill Gum. Written with black ink on paper.

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

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Map- Eldorado

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Map shows Eldorado town, Reedy Creek, abandoned gold dredge and Monument Hill. Scale 1:25,000. Printed colour on paper.

Historical information

Compiled from 1971 aerial photography. Printed in 1978.

Inscriptions & Markings

Map labelled Eldorado. No. 8225-3-4

Honey Tin

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth

Metal honey tin with metal handle and lid. Front label; "Finest Honey for your daily Diet" "NET WEIGHT 3Kg" Two notices on label, first notice; "Honey is an ideal breakfast food" second notice is a general statement on use of honey.

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 - Robbing the bees (Bishop, H.), London, 2005

Beechworth Honey Archive, Beechworth