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Betts, Annie Dorothy (1884–1961), apiculturist and expert on bee diseases, was born on 22 November 1884 at Claverley, Adelaide Road, Surbiton, Surrey, the daughter of Edward Peto Betts (1844–1918), civil engineer and financier, and his wife, Frances Ashenhurst Maclean (1853–1934). She was from a distinguished family of railway constructors that included her grandfather ...

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Bevan, Edward (1770–1860), apiarist and physician, was born on 8 July 1770 in London. His parents died when he was an infant, and he was sent to Hereford to the care of his maternal grandparents and in particular his mother's younger sister, who subsequently had a deep influence on him. His grandfather was a ...

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Butler, Charles (1560–1647), philologist and apiarist, was born at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. He entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1579, and afterwards became a bible-clerk at Magdalen College, where he took his BA in 1584, and MA in 1587. After leaving the university he became rector of ...

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See Cotton, Sir Henry

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Galton, Dorothy Constance (1901–1992), university administrator and apiculturist, was born on 14 October 1901 at 66 Rathcoole Avenue, Edmonton, Middlesex, the daughter of Frank Wallace Galton, secretary to the Fabian Society and to Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and his wife, Jessie Jane Townsend, ...

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Gedde [Geddy], John (fl. 1647–1697), apiculturist, was born in St Andrews, Fife, the second son of Michael Geddy, bailie of St Andrews, and Catherine Avery. In 1649, two years into a four-year apprenticeship to William Henderson, writer to the signet, he was appointed steward clerk to the steward of ...

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Huish, Robert (1777–1850), apiculturist and writer, son of Mark Huish of Nottingham, was born in the city and baptized at High Pavement Presbyterian Chapel there. After studying at Frankfurt am Main, where he acquired a good knowledge of German and French, he spent time in ...

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Warder, Joseph (1654/5–1724), writer on bee-keeping, of unknown parentage, was living at Croydon, Surrey, about 1688. He married, on 9 April 1702, Rachel Hammon of Croydon. For over thirty years Warder practised as a physician, being an extra licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians...