About Early Modern Bees

Early Modern Bees examines early modern publications that refer to the Honey Bee and beekeeping practices, primarily in England, Scotland, and Wales, between 1470 and 1700.

Dr Matthew Phillpott

Matthew Phillpott investigates early modern printed materials for ideas about knowledge, history, culture, health and food. He first became interested in early modern beekeeping and the idea of the Honey Bee after attending an event at the first Being Human Humanities festival in 2014 and is now researching early modern publications on that theme. He obtained his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2010, and as of 2018 has also tried his hand at modern beekeeping.