Reading, Writing, Beekeeping — 1905

by Paula Bosse


by Paula Bosse

Beekeeping class at the College of Industrial Arts (later Texas Woman’s University) in Denton, around 1905. Pop quiz!


Photo from The Woman’s Collection of Texas Woman’s University. More photos from the early days of TWU can be found here.

Beekeeping was a popular “hobby” for women at the turn of the century, but for a look at larger-scale Texas honey production at this time, check out the article “The Bee Industry of Texas” from the 1904 edition of the Texas Almanac here.

For information on present-day North Texas beekeeping, the website of the Dallas-based Texas Honeybee Guild is here.

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