The Burton Noble Gates Collection is one chiefly on the science of Apiculture. Acquired in 1973 by the University of Guelph, it contains the personal library and archives of Burton Noble Gates - a Professor and renowned apiarist. The collection holds over 12,000 items. It spans Canada, the Caribbean, China, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South America, and the United States. Primarily predating 1930, materials in the collection include correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, reports, file cards, price lists, honey labels, reprints, posters, and artifacts.