60 linear feet of material from 1857 to the present
The collections include papers and photographs of other early California apiculturists who made significant contributions to the field, archival records of beekeeping associations and organizations at the state and national level, and material on history and methods of beekeeping, with specific information on pollination, hive construction, diseases, and pesticides.
Though collections tend to highlight the history of beekeeping in California, there are no geographical or chronological exclusions. All materials are in English; formats include manuscript material, photographs, and realia. Related information can be found under the subject heading of Entomology.