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    Default 1909(?) Black Bee Catalogue

    I recently acquired a small catalogue of native English bees. There's no explicit date but based on a series of past customer testimonials which stop at February 1909 I'm going to hazard a guess that it was published for the 1909 season.

    I'd be interested in any extra information if anyone has come across reference to this supplier previously.

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    Not me - How much did the bees sell for? Do tell!

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    That's interesting, Prakel. I wonder whether the Isle of Wight disease prompted an interest in breeding pure black bees (and then they gave up in their quest in 1909)?
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    Hi Adam, sorry for the slow response (I managed to misplace the catalogue!). Having finally stumbled across it I'm uploading the prices and a couple of other pages which may interest Kitta. The photos aren't brilliant, I'm using a rather poor quality camera at the moment but I hope they'll be clear enough.

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