Submitted by Paul on Sep, 26
Books: Queen Rearing Simplified and ABC XYZ of Bee Culture
Books - vintage book about bee care and bee rearing
How is this object or story important to you?
Since joining the Toronto Botanical Gardens this has been a strong interest for Paul because they keep bees here. He is interested in how horticulture can support bees. He likes to compare old information with new information, particularly plant names and cultural practices.
What does it add to the story of Toronto?
This has inspired his interest in the health of bees and pollinators. The TBG is an important platform to spread this information.
How did you acquire it?
Hunting for plant books at an antique market.
How old do you think it is?
1935 - second printing; original 1877