William Bernhardt Tegetmeier
(1816-1912)

Died aged c. 96

William Bernhardt Tegetmeier FZS (4 November 1816 – 19 November 1912) was an English naturalist, a founding member of the Savage Club, a popular writer and journalist of domestic science. A correspondent and friend of Charles Darwin, his studies on pigeon breeding and the optimality of hexagonal cells constructed by bees were influential in developing ideas on evolution. He wrote a number of books dealing with home economics, poultry farming, pigeon breeds, bee-keeping and on the maintenance of livestock.

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William B. Tegetmeier 1816-1912 Naturalist, Beekeeper, Racing Pigeon pioneer aided Darwin, lived here 1858-1868

101 St James's Lane, Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom where they was

101 St James's Lane. William B. Tegetmeier 1816-1912 Naturalist, Beekeeper, Racing Pigeon pioneer aided Darwin, lived here 1858-1868

101 St James's Lane, Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1858-1868)