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Paper, 'An account of a method lately found out in New England for discovering where the bees hive' by Paul Dudley

Reference number: CLP/10iii/42

Date: 1720

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Dudley describes a method of finding beehives by placing a plate of honey, sugar, or molasses in the woods, then observing the direction any attracted bees fly after smelling the honey and using this information to locate the hive. One manuscript paper and one plate on reverse illustrating the method of finding beehives.

Subject: Agriculture

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of a method lately found out in New-England, for discovering where the bees hive in the woods, in order to get their honey'.

Read to the Royal Society on 30 June 1720.

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CLP/10iii/42
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1720
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Ink on paper
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2 pages
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Manuscript

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Paul Dudley

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Paul Dudley, Paper, 'An account of a method lately found out in New England for discovering where the bees hive' by Paul Dudley, 1720, CLP/10iii/42, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_10iii_42/paper-an-account-of-a-method-lately-found-out-in-new-england-for-discovering-where-the-bees-hive-by-paul-dudley, accessed on 28 May 2024

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