William Broughton Carr

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W.B. Carr

William Broughton Carr (1836–1909), was a British author and beekeeper. He invented a type of beehive.


William Broughton Carr was born in Yorkshire, in 1836 and died in London in 1909.[1] Carr was a business man in Liverpool. He lived on the Wirral and kept bees before he was invited down to London by Thomas William Cowan to set up and help edit the Bee Journal.

Carr was the editor of the "Bee Journal and Record" and also contributed articles to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.[2][3]

WBC hive

Carr designed the WBC style of beehive and published his design in 1890.[4]