A hard back facsimile of Butler 1623. Charles Butler (1560-1647), sometimes called the Father of English Beekeeping, was a logician, grammarist, author, minister (Vicar of Wootton St Lawrence, near Basingstoke, England), and an influential beekeeper. He was also an early proponent of English spelling reform. He observed that bees produce wax combs from scales of wax produced in their own bodies; and he was among the first to assert that drones are male and the queen female, though he believed worker bees lay eggs. A classic beekeeping title.
Published by Charles Butler 400 Foundation
The Feminine Monarchie
The History of Bees. Translation by Rev Owen in modern english of the original 1623 Butler
Published by Northern Bee Books