Back in the day they used to put honey in cans rather than jars, and the picture shows a very young David Kemp sealing the lids on with the old canning machine. Thanks to Andy Wattam for getting the photo to me.
Here is a brief section from my 2017 interview with the legendary David Kemp who was the assistant to Brother Adam at Buckfast Abbey in the 1960s. We were in a pub, so please excuse the clinks of glasses and other background sounds. I think this gives a delightful window into the life of a beekeeper in a bygone age, much of it to do with queen rearing and grafting. I hope you enjoy it.
Categories: Interviews With Beekeepers