ROMANCE OF THE HIVE
An exhibition of Books from the Cowan Bee Collection
Discover treasures from the Cowan Bee Collection
Described as the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world, the Cowan Bee Collection contains 1,800 volumes of books, pamphlets and journals relating to bees and beekeeping, including many rare foreign language titles. The items date from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, and were owned by T. W. Cowan (1840-1926), a co-founder and president of the British Beekeepers Association. This exhibition provides an opportunity to view some of the many treasures from this fascinating collection.