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1840 Weeks on Bees by John M Weeks - RARE

1840 Weeks on Bees by John M Weeks - RARE


The full title of this book is: A MANUAL; OR AN EASY METHOD OF MANAGING BEES, IN THE MOST PROFITABLE MANNER TO THEIR OWNERS, WITH INFALLIBLE RULES TO PREVENT THEIR DESTRUCTION BY THE MOTH. NEW EDITION. REVISED AND ENLARGED. This is a rare book and is in excellent shape with some foxing on the pages. It is from the library of the Bangor Theological Seminary and was donated by the Rev Sewell Tenney.

Published in Boston by Weeks, Jordan & Co. and sold over 20,000 copies.

This was the definitive book on raising and caring for bees. Week was a "scientific farmer" and invented the "Vermont Beehive" that was patented in 1841. While promoting his new beehive he stated that it was "the first improvement by which honey could be gotten without destroying the bees.". He was one of the founders of the Addison County Agricultural Society and lived in West Farms, Salisbury, Vermont.

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