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Improvement in Bee-hives

Description: Patent for an improvement of a bee-hive enabling inspection of bees, protection of bees from moths, ventilation of the hive, and removal of honey without disturbing the brood-chamber.
Date: September 12, 1876
Creator: Hayden, Noah Dunken & Clapp, Amasa O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bee Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bee feeder. This design consists in "the vertically oblong box or case having an opening in one side of its lower end, a trough or basin projecting in front of said lower opening, and lateral attaching flanges or wings" (lines 68-72).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: McWilliams, Wright H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Honey Extractor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved honey extractor. This design "consists in, first, the combination, in a honey-extractor, of the pail, a suitable support for the revolving frame, a revolving frame which is made widest at its top, a perforated cross-piece which extends across the pail, and a spool or drum which is attached to the top of the vertical shaft . . . [and] second, the support which extends across the top of the pail or can, and which is provided with a series of holes so that it can be adapted to cans of different sizes" (lines 13-24).
Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Melcher, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Beekeeping Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of Albert Youngblood, beekeeper from Pearsall, in the South Texas Honey Growers Exhibit at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a wire mesh frame and is scraping off what appears to be beeswax caps over a large metal drum.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Beekeeper at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of a beekeeper at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The beekeeper leans over a table, holding onto a beehive encased in glass and wood. A young boy stands on the other side of the table, looking at the beehive. Festival participants walk among the booths to the left and right of the beekeeper.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Beekeeper Troy Tuttle]

Description: Photograph of Troy Tuttle learning about beekeeping at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Troy stands beside a glass panel filled with bees. Two boys and a man stand in front of him, looking at the panel as Troy speaks.
Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections