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Rooftop Beehive in Winter

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Beehive tied down onto a roof, covered in snow. Stenciled on one of the hive boxes is the word: "JUMBO." Belongs to E.W. Brown, an apiculturist from Willow Springs, Illinois.

Caption reads: "Mr. Brown winters a colony on the roof of his house to study bee behavior with the entrance facing the northwest winds. The house stands on a hill elevating the hive 80 feet above the long stretch of land off to the northwest. The bees are frequently inspected with a pocket flashlight. During windy snow storms the entrance sometimes fills with snow but does no harm. Inspection reveals that the bees are peacefully clustered about 3 inches from the snow."


Image ID: 105524

Creation Date: 1929-12-10 

Creator Name: Brown, E. W.

City: Willow Springs


State: Illinois

Collection Name: Wisconsin Honey Producers Association : Records, 1875-1979

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 2490 Box 1 Folder "16"

Original Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches





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