The Bee

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Title

The Bee

Publisher

William Honeycomb [Anthony Armbruster]

Date

February 12, 1765

Coverage

Philadelphia

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

The first periodical in the American colonies devoted to essays of political satire. It was published for just three issues between February 12 and March 7, 1765, by Anthony Armbruster under the pseudonym William Honeycomb before being suppressed after inciting the wrath of the colonial governors and Quaker parsons who were the targets of its “lively stinging.”