Time Capsule

With Bees, No-One Can Ever Say: “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore”. They Do.

I have previously commented on Barnet, my birthplace (Barnet FC is nicknamed “The Bees”), in a post entitled: “The Beekeeper’s Fear Of The Apiary” , but here is a gem of a time-capsule called: “A Year In The Apiary“, filmed by the Barnet Beekeepers’ Association in 1936.

It can be viewed in four enchanting, wobbly, b&w episodes on YouTube:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Having viewed the beekeeping attire of the 1930s, I am seriously considering putting on a tie before my next bee-inspection. Something natty to make an impression on the ladies, I rather think.

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