BEE RANCH - CAL. Pacific Coast.; Conklin & Co's Art and Historical Views.
(n. p.): (n. d.). Separate, square images. 3-3/16" x 6-7/8". Orange colored mount [rounded corners], with publisher imprint to right end; series name ["Pacific Coast"] to left; typeset printed label as scene caption affixed under right view. Verso, violet color, blank. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Only very modest wear & soiling from handling. Very slight bow to card. Images generally clear & sharp, with left one slightly faded. Withal, Very Good. Item #51006
"Most histories on beekeeping in California credit Christopher A. Shelton as being the first to import healthy, living hives, in 1853. After arriving by ship in San Francisco, Shelton settled in Santa Clara County with his hives -- these colonies being the earliest California ancestors of the honeybee." [KCET, 'How Bees came Buzzing to California', 03/2014].
While this image documents a thriving 19th C bee ranch in California, alas, we have no indication of its specific location in the state.