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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79

Women and Bee-Keeping

Women and Bee-Keeping.

With regard to bee-keeping I am informed that no fewer than thirty young women have been successfully trained at Ruakura, and all are now engaged in the industry. One lady is now in charge of a large commercial apiary in Canada. It is here worth noting that under the supervision of that veteran apiculturist, Mr I. Hopkins, it has thus been proved that there is a profitable and healthful field of employment open to women in the bee-keeping industry. I need scarcely add that anything which increases the openings for the profitable employment of women in the country rather than in the towns, is a boon to women and a public advantage to the community.