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Beekeeper was busy a century ago

Posted 27 April 2014 at 12:00 am


By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

An itinerant photographer took this picture of an apiarist showing off his beehives during the first decade of the 20th Century.

A one-room schoolhouse shows in the background. A telephone pole may also be seen directly behind the beekeeper.

It is believed the picture was taken in either the Town of Barre or Town of Clarendon.

A glass negative was used for this image. Note the wooden boxes of combed honey on either side of the beekeeper along with the bee smoker device in front.