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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2021. № 4 (160), 831—839

UDK638.1(477)(092)Боровський М.”1891-1989″



MOVNA Ulyana

  • Doctor of Sciences of History, Senior Researcher
  • of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy
  • of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • in the Department of Historical Ethnology,
  • Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Contacts: e-mail:

Abstract. Mykhailo Borovsky, an agronomist-engineer, theoretician and propagandist of beekeeping, organizer of the beekeeping cooperative movement, scientist, botanical terminology specialist, pedagogue, editor, is one of the cohort of Ukrainian public figures whose science, as well as beekeeping and cooperative practice, to the extent of their strength and capabilities approached the independence of Ukraine. His creative legacy includes 19 monographs and more than 200 brochures and articles.

The article outlines the life and creative path of the famous Ukrainian beekeeper and public figure of Mykhailo Borovsky (1891—1989), who with his tireless work approached the onset of the independent Ukrainian state. Particular attention is paid to the Lviv period of his creative, scientific, pedagogical and public activities, which lasted from 1927 to 1939 and proved to be surprisingly fruitful.

There are practically no special studies of the polyhedral figure of M. Borovsky in Ukraine, which determines the relevance of this investigation. The object of the research is actually the figure of M. Borovsky, and the subject — his scientific and practical activities aimed at creating development of agronomic science, a modern Ukrainian beekeeping and consolidation of the beekeeping community. The article uses a comparative method, the method of historical reconstruction, the method of biographical studies.

Кeywords: Mykhailo Borovsky, beekeeping, apiary cooperation, Beekeeping section of the company «Silskyi Hospodar», agronomy, natural science, Ukrainian.

Received 9.08.2021


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