Boy's Own Paper,  2 (1879–80), 477.

Bees and Bee-Keeping for Boys  [1/11]

W H Harris, ba, bsc


Essay, Serial

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Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Breeding, Commerce, Reading, Education

    Begins by lamenting the fact that 'such wonderful, interesting, and profitable insects as bees seem quite neglected' from the range of 'creatures which boys make a practice of keeping or petting' (477). Outlines the advantages of keeping bees rather than other pets and concludes by remarking that it will 'not trouble the reader with scientific descriptions and learned terms, for our aim is, as all boys will desire, a thoroughly practical one', and invites readers to consult 'any good book on insects' or an encyclopaedia for information of 'a strictly entomological kind' (478).

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