Observation Bee Hive, A&I Building

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Observation Beehive enclosed in a glass case on the second floor of the Arts and Industries Building with a glass passage way through the top of a window to allow the bees in and out. The bees are 3-banded Italian bees loaned by the Bee Culture Laboratory of the United States Department of Agriculture.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture


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Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 4 and Record Unit 285, Box 16, Folder: 4

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1920?

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Entomology
  • Beehive
  • Exhibitions
  • Bee Culture Laboratory
  • Agriculture
  • Windows
  • Bees


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

34007 or MAH-34007

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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