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Bees Collection

Background imageBees Collection: Whither Away by Florence Mary Anderson

Whither Away by Florence Mary Anderson
A group of delicate looking fairies and pixies ride around on dragonflies and bees. c.1925

Background imageBees Collection: Elephant Castle Beehive

Elephant Castle Beehive
A unique elephant castle beehive at Beeston, Cheshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageBees Collection: Shakespeares Bees by Pauline Baynes

Shakespeares Bees by Pauline Baynes
William Shakespeare, lost in thought, and inspired by a swarm of honey bees as he writes Henry V

Background imageBees Collection: Bees in springtime

Bees in springtime
Bees enjoy collecting pollen from abundant catkins on pussy willow branches growing by a river

Background imageBees Collection: Beehive / Bee / Honey 1926

Beehive / Bee / Honey 1926
A beehive, and one bee

Background imageBees Collection: Poster card for a Beekeepers Conference - Prague

Poster card for a Beekeepers Conference - Prague
Promotional card for a Beekeepers Conference - Prague, Czechoslovakia

Background imageBees Collection: The Apiarist

The Apiarist - a bee keeper demonstrating the examination of frames of brood

Background imageBees Collection: Beekeeping / Diderot

Beekeeping / Diderot
Various procedures of apiculture

Background imageBees Collection: Roman Beekeeping / Virgil

Roman Beekeeping / Virgil
A Roman beekeeper tends his bees

Background imageBees Collection: Roman Beekeepers / Virgil

Roman Beekeepers / Virgil
Roman beekeepers watch their bees swarming

Background imageBees Collection: Alphabet / B for Bees

Alphabet / B for Bees
B - is for the Bees, that fly out here and there

Background imageBees Collection: Convolvulus & C. Bell

Convolvulus & C. Bell
Pink CONVOLVULUS (Bindweed) & blue & white CAMPANULA MEDIUM Canterbury Bell) depicted with bees

Background imageBees Collection: Smoking the Bees / Stokes

Smoking the Bees / Stokes
Smoking the bees

Background imageBees Collection: Insects / Bee

Insects / Bee
Humble bees; the wood bee (top) and earth bee (bottom)

Background imageBees Collection: One Kind of Picnic - Another by H. M. Bateman 2 of 2

One Kind of Picnic - Another by H. M. Bateman 2 of 2
A group attempt a countryside picnic but are beset with problems ranging from angry wasps to an irate landowner. The picture is in direct contrast to a companion picture to this

Background imageBees Collection: Brer Rabbit

Brer Rabbit

Background imageBees Collection: Bee Hives Near Welwyn

Bee Hives Near Welwyn
A cyclist stops to admire the many rows of bee hives situated here along the Great North Road near Welwyn in Hertfordshire, England

Background imageBees Collection: Advertisement for poultry farm, Mickleover, Derby

Advertisement for poultry farm, Mickleover, Derby
Advertisement for CR Salt, Chestnuts Poultry Farm, Mickleover, Derby, offering eggs for hatching, day old chicks, three month old pullets, stock birds, ducklings, ducks, poultry houses

Background imageBees Collection: Looking for Queen Bee

Looking for Queen Bee
Bee keeping - a method of holding a Brood Frame, when looking for the Queen Bee

Background imageBees Collection: Bee Pollinating

Bee Pollinating
A bee pollinates a flower

Background imageBees Collection: Bee Keeper Victorian period

Bee Keeper Victorian period

Background imageBees Collection: WW2 Birthday Card, Queue Of Bees

WW2 Birthday Card, Queue Of Bees
An illustrated WW2 birthday greetings card, Even if a queue were a mile long, I'd join it to wish you a happy birthday

Background imageBees Collection: Buckfast Abbey and Apiary, Dartmoor, Devon

Buckfast Abbey and Apiary, Dartmoor, Devon
Buckfast Abbey, viewed from the Apiary, Dartmoor, Devon - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageBees Collection: Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank

Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank Date: 1920

Background imageBees Collection: Black bear attacked by bees as it attempts

Black bear attacked by bees as it attempts to take honey from a dead tree stump.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Ebenezer Sibly's Universal System of Natural History, 1794

Background imageBees Collection: TELLING THE BEES

TELLING THE BEES - bees must be told when there is a death in the household, if you don't, the bees will either leave or die in the hive Date: 1879

Background imageBees Collection: Putting bee-hives into mourning 1856

Putting bee-hives into mourning 1856
Telling the bees, traditional European custom in which bees would be told of an important event in the beekeepers life, such as long journeys, births, marriages and deaths

Background imageBees Collection: Dragon attacked by swarm of bees

Dragon attacked by swarm of bees
A dragon is foiled when a swarm of bees distracts its attention, enabling the child to be snatched from the jaws of death! Date: 1887

Background imageBees Collection: Comic postcard, Boy and girl, birds and bees Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Boy and girl, birds and bees Date: 20th century

Background imageBees Collection: How Doth the Little Busy Bee by John Hassall

How Doth the Little Busy Bee by John Hassall
A Study of Young Life by John Hassall. The picture, signed Dallinghoo, 1904, pictures his three eldest children, Dorothy, Ian and Isabel, watching beehives at the rectory of Dallinghoo, Suffolk

Background imageBees Collection: Iris, Iris gemanica, and sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica

Iris, Iris gemanica, and sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Guirlande de Flore, Garland of Flowers

Background imageBees Collection: Calligraphic title and vignette of beehive with bees

Calligraphic title and vignette of beehive with bees
Title page with calligraphic title and vignette of beehive with bees. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Les Insectes, The Insects, Louis Janet, Paris, 1820

Background imageBees Collection: A bee Date: 1920

A bee Date: 1920

Background imageBees Collection: Bees, mainly for the beginner, 1941

Bees, mainly for the beginner, 1941
Bees, mainly for the beginner, by Apis, 1941. Beekeeping advice. Date: 1941

Background imageBees Collection: Silhouette, Girl and Beehive

Silhouette, Girl and Beehive. 1926

Background imageBees Collection: And golden honey from the hive, by Minnie Asprey

And golden honey from the hive, by Minnie Asprey. circa 1918

Background imageBees Collection: Common Humble Bees

Common Humble Bees (Bombus terrestris) -- male, large female, and worker. Date: 1843

Background imageBees Collection: Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus, and brown

Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus, and brown
Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus 1, and brown bear, Ursus arctos, with bees 2. Ouistiti, Ours brun. Handcoloured steel engraving after an illustration by Adolph Fries from Felix-Edouard

Background imageBees Collection: Metamorphosis of honey bees, honeycomb, queens, drones

Metamorphosis of honey bees, honeycomb, queens, drones and chain of worker bees. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children)

Background imageBees Collection: Lessons in elementary science at Whitechapel

Lessons in elementary science at Whitechapel
Miss Kate M. Hall, the curator of the Whitechapel Free Library and Museum, giving a demonstration of working bees to Board School children with the aid of a observatory hive, invented and made by Mr

Background imageBees Collection: Design for a Bee House

Design for a Bee House. 1857

Background imageBees Collection: ROMAN BEEKEEPERS / VIRGIL

ROMAN BEEKEEPERS / VIRGIL
Roman beekeepers watch their bees swarming. Date: First published: 29 BC

Background imageBees Collection: ROMAN BEEKEEPING

ROMAN BEEKEEPING
A Roman beekeeper tends his bees Date: 29 BC

Background imageBees Collection: BIRTH OF APICULTURE

BIRTH OF APICULTURE
The birth of Apiculture: when heifers are sacrificed, bees swarm from them; a gift from the gods to the pious. Date: First published: 29 BC

Background imageBees Collection: Repeating Pattern - Beehives

Repeating Pattern - Beehives. *PLEASE NOTE that the magifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern and will not feature on the final file.*

Background imageBees Collection: Greetings card in the shape of a strawberry

Greetings card in the shape of a strawberry, with a hovering bee. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBees Collection: Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Edwardian jewellery

Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Edwardian jewellery
Selection of novelty jewellery inspired my nature. Date: 1901

Background imageBees Collection: BUMBLEBEE - In flight

BUMBLEBEE - In flight (Bombus latr. sp.)



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