« 2023. # 1 (169)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 1 (169), 84—94

UDK 638.1- 057.86 Боровський: [655.06: 638.1] (677.83-25)”193″

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2023.01.084

BOOK PUBLISHING PROJECTS OF MYKHAYLO BOROVSKY FROM THE FIELD OF BEEKEEPING (LVIV, 1930s)

MOVNA Ulyana

  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9763-2455
  • Doctor of Sciences of History, Leading 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: movlana@ukr.net

Abstract. The article continues the author’s cycle of publications devoted to various aspects of the life and creative path of the famous Ukrainian beekeeper, scientist and public figure Mykhailo Borovsky (1891—1989). It examines his publishing activity in the field of beekeeping during the Lviv period of work, which lasted from 1927 to 1939 and turned out to be surprisingly fruitful. The focus of attention is only on Lviv book publishing projects from the field of beekeeping in the 1930s (overlooking beekeeping works published in post-Lviv publishing houses, books of other thematic (agricultural) orientation, as well as publications of beekeeping content on the pages of numerous magazines and calendars).

There are practically no special studies of this side of the multifaceted creative activity of M. Borovsky in Ukraine, which determines the relevance of this investigation.

The object of the research is the actual figure of M. Borovsky, and the subject is his apiary book publishing projects of the Lviv period. Twelve editions of the author, which during 1930—1939 saw the light of day in the book series «Library of the Rural Owner» of a powerful business association, were of a popular science character in content, and were aimed at the development of the author’s modern economic thought, the creation of modern beekeeping, the consolidation of the beekeeping community, and therefore the intellectual and cultural independence of Ukrainians as an ethnic community in statelessness.

The article uses the comparative method, the method of historical reconstruction, and the method of biographical studies.

Keywords: Mykhailo Borovsky, beekeeping, publishing projects, «Silskyi Gospodar» society, beehives, honey, Ukrainian.

Received 8.12.2022

REFERENCES

  • Movna, U. (2021). Mykhailo Borovskyi (1891—1989) in the service of Ukraine: the path from a soldier of the Ukrainian People’s Republic to an activist of the beekeeping cooperative movement and a scientist. The Ethnology notebooks, 4, 831—839 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1927). New engineers-agronomists. Dilo, 147, 3. Novelties [in Ukrainian].
  • (1932). Beekeeping lectures in Lviv schools. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 6, 141—142 [in Ukrainian].
  • Rozgin, I. (1962). Mykhailo Leontiyovych Borovsky: a biobibliographic essay on life, public and scientific work on the occasion of the 70th anniversary. Toronto [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, M. (1930). How to make a straw beehive yourself. With 14 pictures in the text. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 68 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1930). How to make a straw beehive. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 3, 62—64; 4, 89—90 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, M. (1932). How to make straw beehives yourself. 2nd ed. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 68 [in Ukra inian].
  • Borovsky, M. (1932). How to make straw beehives yourself. Silsky Gospodar, 12, 185—186; 13, 202—203; 14, 220—221; 15, 235—236 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1932). Information on beekeeping. Dilo, 25, 5 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovskyi, M. (1931). Honey plants: (illustrated textbook of raising pastures for bees). Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 77 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, Mykhailo. (1930). Where does the nectar (honey) and perga in the plant come from? (Taken from the first pages of the book «Honey Plants»). Ukrainian Beekeeper, 11, 243—248 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1930). New books on beekeeping. Honey plants and their cultivation. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 2, 45 [in Ukrainian].
  • Pylypchuk, V. (1931). Book reviews. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 12, 295—296 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1931). Bibliography. Goal, 6, 11 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovskyi, M. (1932). Honey as a life-giving and calculating medium. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 84 [in Ukra inian].
  • (1934). Honey as a nourishing and calculating medium. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 7, 135—138 [in Ukrainian].
  • Khirivska-Zubenko, M. (1932). How to eat well and healthy. Illustrated economic calendar «Silskyi Gospodar» for the year 1933 (P. 173) [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovskyi, M. (1937). Honey as a nourishing and calculating medium. 2nd ed., corrected. and added. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 84 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, M. (1932). Bee honey as food and medicine. Translation. from Ukrainian. Sofia [in Bulgarian].
  • Borowski, M. (1937). Honey nourishes and heals. Lviv: Published by beekeeping organizations in Lviv; Printing House of the Scientific Society of Shevchenko [in Polish].
  • Borovsky, M. (1932). Breeding of selective queens and bee races. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 91 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1932). New books and magazines. Dilo, 188, 6 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1932). New book. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 9, 216. Different [in Ukrainian].
  • M. B. (1932). Nurturing queens: (fragment from the book). Ukrainian Beekeeper, 10, 236—238 [in Ukrainian].
  • Potapchuk, Ya. (1932). Book reviews. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 10, 236 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1932). New beekeeping book. People’s Affairs, 43, 7. New books [in Ukrainian].
  • Harmatyuk, Ya. (1934). More about the textbook «Raising of selected queens» by M. Borovsky. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 1, 14—16 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, M. (1932). How to treat diseases of bees? Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 95 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1932). New book about bee diseases. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 11, 284. Different [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, M. (1934). Ventilation of beehives is the key to the health and efficiency of bees. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 115 [in Ukrainian].
  • Semerey, A. (1935). Reviews of books. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 1, 8 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1934). A new book on beekeeping. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 11, 218 [in Ukrainian].
  • Yasinovskyi, Yu. (2017). Library of the Univ Holy Dormition Lavra: old prints, rare editions and manuscripts: catalog. UCU Institute of Church Music. Lviv [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, Mykhailo. (Ed.). (1938). The beekeeper’s friend: a calendar-note book for the Ukrainian beekeeper for the usual year 1939. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 154 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovskyi, M. (1939). Young beekeeper’s guide. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 159 [in Ukrainian].
  • (1939). Agronomist. Book reviews. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 6, 133—134 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, M. (1941). Beekeeper’s Advisor. Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 8 [in Ukrainian].
  • Borovsky, M., & Redkevych, L. (1939). How to manage an apiary (Methods of beekeeping). Library of «Silsky Gospodar», 163 [in Ukrainian].
  • Yatsura, S. (1939). Book reviews. Ukrainian Beekeeper, 6, 133 [in Ukrainian].

Read»

Our authors
On bessarabian and moldavian ukrainians in the studies of historical ethnography
The article has thrown some light upon a sum of scientific findings got during XIX to XXI cc. in historio-ethnographic studies of Bessarabia and Moldavian Ukrainians. In the pre­sent paper has been given author’s answer to the problem of lacking progress as for the numerous themes concerning Ukrainians. State and achievements of the research-works in Ukrainians’ material and spiritual culture by the scientists of Moldavia and Ukraine through the years of independence has been exposed.
Read »

On field exploration of russian and belarusian ethnologists and etnolinguists in Ukrainian Polisia 1945—1980s
In the study based on a wide range of literary materials have been comprehensively characterised field research in Polisia of Ukraine, performed by Russian and Belarusian ethnologists during 1945—1980s as well as Moscow ethnolinguists and other researchers from ethnologic centres of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the course of realization of Ethnolinguistic Atlas of Polisia program. Particular attention has been paid to geography, methods, themes and research results of scientific projects.
Read »

Boikos’ pandemonium: categories of evil deceased
In the article have been presented some research-work on peculiarities of Boikos’ traditional demonological notions as for so-called evil deceased; on the basis of field records and ethnological literary sources quite a number of scum categories have been defined as well as essential habits, modes of behavior and functions of these personages of people’s demonology.
Read »

Wax candle as ukrainian Christmas and epiphany ritualistic text
For the first time in native ethnology the article has brought some results of special study in sign functionality of a wax candle under the context of Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany ritualistic text (ritualism of Christmas Eve, New Year, Epiphany Eve and Feast of Epiphany). The study has stated extremely high semiotic position of a wax candle as projection of Sun, mediator between the spheres of sacral and prophane elements, symbolic analogue of human existence, apotropy, cultural symbol re-establishing borders of acculturated space.
Read »