A Helmet and Chin Strap of Honey-Bees, Ohio, 1929

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Some strains of honey-bees are mild, sweet-tempered, and gentle; others are nervous, excitable, and cross. Most of them seem instinctively to know who is afraid of them and who is not, and to react to the confidence or fear of those who approach their hives. The Ohio bee-keeper here shown fashioned his dramatic headgear through a gentle and fearless handling of his swarm.

(Photograph by Wide World Photos/ National Geographic Magazine, 1929)

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