Journalist and beekeeper. From 1850 devoted himself exclusively to beekeeping. Introduced Ligurian bees to Britain in 1859 and developed the “Woodbury hive”, marketed by the London apiarian specialists George Neighbour & Sons. As “A Devonshire Beekeeper”, a regular contributor to the Cottage Gardener, the Journal of Horticulture, the Gardeners’ Chronicle, and The Times.
Sources: R. H. Brown 1975, Ron Brown 1994, Dodd 1983, H. M. Fraser 1958, Neighbour 1865. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)