Honey from Thatched Skeps

Year: 1905

This is an interesting picture of the honey producers of Carmichael c.1905. I do not think that there are that many cards relating to the production of honey.

These may have something to do with James Aitken. He became Headmaster of Carmichael School in 1903. He was a very enthusiastic bee keeper and was well known in the area for his interest in apiary.

(Information from William Fleming’s two-volume work on Carmichael).

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William Galloway

There is a postcard with bee skeps in the form of houses at the old Schoolhouse, Carmichael. I’m sure Headmaster James Aitken is in that one! The postcard you have on site with the thatched bee skeps is at Syde , Carmichael, with James Galloway, farmer and bee keeper!