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THE BUCKFAST MONKS AND THEIR BEES

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Brother Adam and R. Gamble
It will interest beekeepers, and all interested in beekeeping, to know that the well-known broadcaster Reginald Gamble , chairman of the Mid-Herts Beekeepers' Association, is bringing to the microphone Brother Adam , the world-famous beekeeper of Buckfast Abbey. In today's broadcast they are cutting out the technical side of beekeeping and concentrating on the generalities of the Abbey, the monks, and the Buckfast bees. At a later date Mr.
Gamble hopes to bring Brother Adam along" for a technical discussion.
Brother Adam has been in charge of the bees at Buckfast Abbey since 1919. They now have four hundred stocks, and he has only one helper. All the machinery is his own invention, and he has a special type of hive. He is one of the world authorities on beekeeping, and Buckfast heather honey is world-famous. He is on the Rothamsted Bee Committee.

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