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David Allanson Jones 1836-1910

David Allanson Jones 1836-1910

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Town of New Tecumseth
In Beeton, at 72 Prospect Street
on the north side, west of 2nd Street
1 block north of Main Street West

Coordinates: N 44 04.839 W 79 47.260


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Plaque Text

World renowned breeder of bees and pioneer of the North American beekeeping industry, he came in 1867 to Clarksville which, in 1874, was renamed Beetown (now Beeton). Jones searched the Old World for species of bees, and brought queens for isolated breeding to the islands of Georgian Bay. First President in 1881 of the Ontario Beekeepers' Association, and in 1885 founding editor of the Canadian Bee Journal Jones was Canada's first major commercial honey producer.


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