Thomas White Woodbury

1818–71

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)