We travels the globe to find these rare examples of the historical past of beekeeping. We have collected very rare beekeeping pieces over decades. Here you will find beehives, extractors, equipment that belong in museums, as film props, or selective private collections.

As Beekeeper ourself since 1924 we are comitted to The Hive Beekeeping, looking after our bees and the future of beehives, beekeeping and to protect those lovey tiny buzzing bees!

1995 Nepal commercial Apis cerana beekeeping Nuc
1995 Nepal commercial Apis cerana beekeeping Nuc
During one of our very early expeditions to Nepal to study the traditional art of cliffy hunting. James, our veteran master beekeeper obtained this nuc made by the Nepal locals for Apis cerana beekeeping. It has been part of our private bee museum for many years. You have the opportunity to purchase this rare collectable item of interest. None exist in the UK.
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SPELLING BEE CARD GAME
Edwardian ‘Spelling Bee’ card game

‘Spelling Bee’ the card game for a pair or a party! Complete game with original card box and instructions. Lovey Edwardian item.

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Honey Tin Container, D.L. Woodward NY USA circa 1930
Honey Tin Container, D.L. Woodward NY USA circa 1930s
This tin has beautiful vintage beehive honey advertising on the tin. Part of our personal museum collection depicting the history of bees and beekeeping throughout the world. These rare tin containers were used in the old times to sell honey. When WW2 broke out many metal/tin items were crushed and reclaimed for the war effort. Few survive today.
It still has its original lid! This tin is from D.L. Woodward, Voorheesville, N.Y. USA
One only.
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Honey Tin Container, Prairie Clover USA circa 1940s
Honey Tin Container, Prairie Clover USA circa 1940s
These rare tin containers were used in the old times to sell honey. When WW2 broke out many metal/tin items were crushed and reclaimed for the war effort. Few survive today.
This is even more rare and special as the label on the tin is made of paper and remains largely in tact. It also still has its original lid! This tin is from D.W Lawler & Sons, Jamestown, North Dakota USA.
One only.
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Honey Tin Container, Well Kilbourne USA
Honey Tin Container, Vintage Rare 1920s NY USA
Well Kilbourne Honey Tin, NY USA circa 1920s This tin has beautiful vintage honey/ queen bee graphic advertising on the tin. Part of our personal museum collection depicting the history of bees and beekeeping throughout the world. This is our earliest example from circa 1920s. These rare tin containers were used in the old times to sell honey.When WW2 arrived many metal/tin items were crushed and reclaimed for the war effort. Few survive today. This is even more rare and special as the label on the tin is made of paper and remains largely in tact.  It reads (missing-‘Pure') 'Extracted Honey' circa 1920s It also still has its original lid! This tin is from Well Kilbourne, Honey Tin, NY USA. One only.  
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Bradshaw Honey- Tin 1939 USA
Honey Tin Container, Vintage Rare 1939 USA
Bradshaw Honey-1939 USA These rare tin containers were used in the old times to sell honey.When WW2 arrived many metal/tin items were crushed and reclaimed for the war effort. Hew survive today. They have beautiful vintage honey/ bee/ beehive graphic advertising on each tin. Part of our personal museum collection depicting the history of bees and beekeeping throughout the world. One only.
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Honey Tin Container, Vintage Rare 1942 USA
Honey Tin Container, Vintage Rare 1942 USA
These rare tin containers were used in the old times to sell honey. When WW2 broke out many metal/tin items were crushed and reclaimed for the war effort. Few survive today. This is even more rare and special as the lable on the tin is made of paper and remains largely in tact. This tin is from Jay Cowing, Jenison, Michigan USA. April 12 1942. They have beautiful vintage honey/ bee/ beehive graphic advertising on each tin. Part of our personal museum collection depicting the history of bees and beekeeping throughout the world. One only.
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wooden vintage USA honey display sign
Rare Vintage Beeswax Foundation Advertising Board-USA circa 1930s
Here is a rare remaining in tact Beeswax Foundation Advertising Board-USA circa 1930s. It reads:   SUPERIOR FOUNDATION .......................... MANUFACTURED FROM Pure Western BEESWAX Superior Monrt Co. OGEN, UTAH ______________________ Never seen before or again!! One only. Great wall art, pub theme, kitchen/cafe decoration, film prop, rural  museum display.
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Vintage Rare Canadian Honey Tin
Honey Tin Container, Vintage Rare Canadian
These rare tin containers were used in the old times to sell honey. They have beautiful vintage honey graphic advertising on each tin. Part of our personal museum collection depicting the history of bees and beekeeping throughout the world. This is a complete unit with the matching lid. One only.
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