DiscoverThe Dead Ladies ShowPodcast #53: Eva Crane
Podcast #53: Eva Crane

Podcast #53: Eva Crane

Update: 2022-05-12
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In this buzz-worthy episode, DLS co-founder Katy Derbyshire (and translator) brings us the story of leading bee scientist Eva Crane. Born to humble beginnings, Eva obtained a PhD in nuclear physics but quickly shifted her attention from atoms to apiculture. She travelled the world to document all things bees, and was particularly interested in the relationship between bees and humans, including the long history of human honey cultivation.





Amateur bee enthusiast (and producer/host) Susan Stone is joined by other DLS co-founder Florian Duijsens for the introducing honors.









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Also available on Spotify, Apple PodcastsRadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Acast.





You can download the transcript, created by Annie Musgrove, here.





Show notes:




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<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption>The Crane family vehicle, with Eva chilling in the back</figcaption></figure>



<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption>Eva smiling mischievously at the front right</figcaption></figure>



<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption>A shiny Morris 8</figcaption></figure>



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Amazing sisters!: Our founder Eva Crane, studied nuclear physics before becoming a world authority on bees. Her older sister Elsie Widdowson was a dietitian who oversaw the addition of vitamins to food during wartime rationing. #WomenInScience
A family photo of Eva (r) & Elsie pic.twitter.com/SXigPM1EqG

— Eva Crane Trust (@EvaCraneTrust) February 11, 2020

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<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption>Apicultural delights from the 1940s (for Susan and all other bee enthusiasts)</figcaption></figure>



<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption>Eva’s HQ in Hull, note the blue plaque!</figcaption></figure>



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Before focusing on bees, Eva Crane first studied maths & quantum physics because she found them the hardest subjects she had ever studied & therefore had greatest satisfaction in attempting to solve their mysteries. #InternationalWomensDay #WomenInSTEM #bees pic.twitter.com/m1WRJYA6Fu

— Eva Crane Trust (@EvaCraneTrust) March 8, 2022

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<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption>Bee World! Find more on this publication’s history at IBRA’s website</figcaption></figure>



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<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><figcaption>Eva in a special Georgian beekeeping hat! Check out many more pictures of here travels at the Eva Crane Trust.</figcaption></figure>



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<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><figcaption>Aboriginal figures made of stingless bees’ wax</figcaption></figure>



<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><figcaption>Bavarian beeswax candle</figcaption></figure>
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On her travels around the world Dr Crane collected many bee related artefacts, like these lovely little honey pots. #bees #honey #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/9JewcPG0Io

— Eva Crane Trust (@EvaCraneTrust) May 29, 2020

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<figcaption class="blocks-gallery-caption">Some of her over 370 (!) publications</figcaption></figure>



<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption>The Crane sisters (in the middle) dressed to the nines</figcaption></figure>



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<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><figcaption>Eva, aged 74, casually abseiling for science</figcaption></figure>



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