David Allanson Jones 1836-1910

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.


In the park at Prospect and Second streets, Beeton

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Simcoe

Municipality: Town of New Tecumseth