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Albert showing his hives to Victoria. Albert (1819-1861) Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, introduced improved hives in royal apiaries, allowing honey to be harvested and bee colony (workers) preserved with just enough honey to exist over winter. Cartoon from 'Punch' 1844, equating bees with exploited British labourers.

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Albert showing his hives to Victoria. Albert (1819-1861) Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, introduced improved hives in royal apiaries, allowing honey to be harvested and bee colony (workers) preserved with just enough honey to exist over winter. Cartoon from 'Punch' 1844, equating bees with exploited British labourers.