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Ref: GE/08

Research material (not printed)

TITLE: GE/08/001
DATE: 1949
SIZE: 22 items
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Correspondence and enclosures including questionnaires relating to wild bee colonies, disease transmission by them to hive colonies, and winter losses of colonies.

TITLE: GE/08/002
DATE: 1949
SIZE: 74 ff.
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Welsh Beekeepers Association’s questionnaire re losses of colonies 1948-1949: returned questionnaires and related notes, enclosures and correspondence. Items GE/01/042-044 were found in one folder.

TITLE: GE/08/003
DATE: 1950
SIZE: 23 ff.
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Welsh Beekeepers Association’s questionnaire re losses of colonies 1949-1950: returned questionnaires and related enclosures and correspondence. Items GE/01/042-044 were found in one folder.

TITLE: GE/08/004
DATE: 1946-1952
SIZE: 39 ff and 4 items
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Miscellaneous material: lists of beekeepers, correspondence, rainfall records, reports from apiarists who lost no colonies in 1946-47, press cuttings, manuscript of Gwilym Evans’ report on colony losses in 1946-47, Welsh Beekeepers Association minutes and Annual Report 1949, test results on Gwilym Evans’ bees, notes. Items GE/01/042-044 were found in one folder.

TITLE: GE/08/005
DATE: 1949-1950
SIZE: 18 ff.
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Material relating to establishing bee mating stations in Wales, with the aim of providing at moderate prices fertile queens of docile, long-tongued strains. Questionnaires (unfilled), notes, correspondence, report to the Welsh Beekeepers Association. 

TITLE: GE/08/006
DATE: See below
SIZE: 118 ff. and 1 notebook
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Large quantity of lecture and other notes, and other miscellaneous material relating to bees, beekeeping and pollination of crops by bees. Mostly 1940s and 1950s, though a lot is undated. Some material in Welsh. 

TITLE: GE/08/007
DATE: 1949
SIZE: 7 ff.
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mating Stations in Wales: Report to the Council of Welsh Bee-keepers’ Association, by Gwilym Evans. Manuscript, notes and a related press cutting.

TITLE: GE/08/008
DATE: 1945-1949
SIZE: 9 ff.
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Miscellaneous bee-related material: correspondence about pollination, summary of proceedings of the International Beekeeping Congress at Amsterdam in 1949, printed circulars.

TITLE: GE/08/009
DATE: 1947
SIZE: 69 ff.
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Welsh Beekeepers Association: winter losses of bee colonies 1946-1947- letters and questionnaires. 

TITLE: GE/08/010
DATE: 1947-1948
SIZE: 45 ff.
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Welsh Beekeepers Association. Winter losses of bee colonies: questionnaires 1946-1947 and 1947-1948; letters; Gwilym Evans’ report on colony losses in both periods (manuscripts, notes, typescripts). 

TITLE: GE/08/011
DATE: Not known
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Glass-fronted display case containing specimens of ‘Common pollinators of clover crops’, in this instance, bumble bees. Originally from the Research Dept. in Agriculture, University College, Cardiff.

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