The Historical Collection.

The Historical Collection.

After many months of negotiations, we are pleased to announce that the International Bee Research Association (IBRA) has donated the Historical Collection of bee related artefacts to the Eva Crane Trust (ECT).

Most of the items in this important Collection were originally gathered by Dr Crane during her extensive travels in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Therefore, it is appropriate that the ongoing care and responsibility of the Collection should fall upon the Eva Crane Trust.

We appreciate that this decision was not taken lightly by IBRA, but all parties involved in the negotiations agreed that there was a need to preserve, curate and display the Historical Collection artefacts for the educational benefit of the general public and the Trust was best placed to do this. It was also agreed that the Collection was an important continuation of Eva Crane’s legacy.

The Trustees plan to make the collection more visible via the ECT website, so there are many hours of work ahead!  This is exciting news, and we look forward to sharing the collection with you!

Eva Crane overseeing an early display of her beekeeping artefacts at the Royal Show, UK, in 1955