William Woodley Of Beedon 1893 Back of Garden Cottage Beedon

Around William Woodley’s Apiary, Worlds End, Beedon

‘Around William Woodley’s Apiary, Worlds End, Beedon’ is an update of a blog post I did in 2014. The purpose of the post was to review the features in the photo (see above) and to discover what remains today. Back in 2014, I had just discovered the above photo in the British Bee Journal via the … Read more

William Woodley Of Beedon 1893 Back of Garden Cottage Beedon

William Woodley (Beekeeper) – An Introduction

I will be publishing a series of posts about William Woodley (Beekeeper) in the forthcoming weeks and months. To set the stage for this endeavour, I summarise below William Woodley’s life-story. William Woodley (1845 – 1923) [1,2] was a pioneer in ‘Modern Beekeeping’, a champion at the show-bench, the owner and operator of Britain’s largest bee-farm … Read more