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This is the official website for the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, established in 1873. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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circa. 1780 Beehives representing industry under a protective roof outside a blacksmith's shop. From Bowles's Moral Pictures: or Poor Richards Almanack Illustrated.

The inscription says:
'He that hath a trade hath an estate. At the working man;s house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Industry pays debts. while despair increases them.' -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1758

The Poor Richards Almanack was founded by Ben Franklin in 1732 under the name of Richard Saunders; he continued to publish it for about 25 years. Combining entertainment, moral instruction and practical information, Poor Richard's Almanack proved both popular and profitable, and as the existence of this print attests, many of Franklin's maxims were passed down to later generations as sage advice for young people and are now classic Americana.

Source:

Image 
Fine Art America 
http://fineartamerica.com/…/8-poor-richard-illustrated-gran…

Wiki - Poor Richards Almanack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Richard%27s_Almanack

American Treasures Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm187.html

Ursus Books
https://www.ursusbooks.com/pages/books/147954/benjamin-franklin/bowless-moral-pictures-or-poor-richard-illustrated