I am in love with black and white photos, especially old ones. So while searching (wasting time) on Pinterest I came across some old black and white images of beekeepers. Check them out.
On the Pinterest pin is says this picture is from 1937 (I am not too convinced) but the object in his mouth is the smoker and he is urging a swarm into the skep Pinterest link
Not much has changed, the bee boxes look almost the same. Etsy site for the 1860’s print.
Flickr Account – an old black and white image of a swarm of bees.
Etsy site Vintage portraits from 1936, look at those bees!
Here is the link
Pinterest – Fabulous picture of a bee keeper with a swarm putting them in a hive
Britain’s Rural Heritage Photo – An amazing swarm of bees. https://comestepbackintime.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/britains-rural-heritage-beekeeping/