Max Clemens Richter (1884-1973) was a commercial beekeeper, author of
Honey Plants of California (1911), and owner of a book store, The Book Den. His
Papers contain correspondence, photographs of various apiaries and apiculturalists, and scrapbooks
relating to beekeeping, bee diseases, and queen bee breeders.
Max Clemens Richter was born on March 11, 1884 in San Francisco, California to Clemens Maximilian Richter
and Mary Barker Hobbs. He received a B.S. in 1910 from the University of California, Berkeley and in
1918 received an M.S. in Agriculture from the same institution. Richter was involved in commercial honey
production from 1907-1927 and he established apiaries near El Monte, Chile and in the California
counties of Sacramento, Stanislaus, and Monterey. He authored Honey Plants of California (1911).
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