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Robbing the Bees
View of beekeeper, J. F. MacIntyre harvesting honey from beehives on Sespe Canyon Ranch. A bee smoker is next a hive. Plants and rows of beehives are visible in the background.

Ventura County Fair Bees and Honey Exhibit, 1923
View of the Bees and Honey Exhibit at the Ventura County Fair. Exhibit consists of three tables with a pastoral scene as a backdrop. Left table displays honeycomb. Middle table displays a diagram of an apiary. Right table displays jars of honey.

Vernon Townsend's Bees
View of several rows of beehives on a farm. Fields, fruit trees, and farm buildings all visible in background. Library records include note: "Vernon Townsend's bees on the old Easley Place. Present site of Crestview School."

George Biggers and Harry Banks Oral History
George Biggers and Harry Banks are interviewed about bee behavior and the history of beekeeping in Ventura County. Biggers worked as a beekeeper professionally, and is noted for his appearance in Ripley's Believe It or Not! with a "bee beard." Banks…
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