Image of Ordering of Bees Letterpress Greeting Card

Ordering of Bees Letterpress Greeting Card


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This greeting card was made on a letterpress which gives it a lovely tactile feeling of ridges and impressions. It would also look smashing framed on a wall.

The image is taken from John Levett’s 1634 “The True Ordering of Bees”, currently held by The National Library of Scotland and The Scottish Bee Keepers Association. This ground-breaking early study of the habits of bees, with close observation of their behaviour and suggestions on how to manage their hives, was one of the first agricultural textbooks.

Gift wrapped in tissue paper

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