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ROMANCE OF THE HIVE

An exhibition of Books from the Cowan Bee Collection
November 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020

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Start:
November 6
End:
January 31, 2020
Time:
Museum opening times
Cost:
Free
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Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Line drawings of bees from the Cowan bee collection exhibition

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.