Beekeeping Around the World: Traditional stone apiaries in Malta

publication date: Apr 28, 2009
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Bee World  Vol.83 (4) 2002 pp.  185 - 188
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Beekeeping Around the World: Traditional stone apiaries in Malta

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PENELOPE WALKER

 

Abstract

A new report provides evidence that many colonies of honey bees were kept in apiaries in the Mellieha area in north-west Malta. It describes three stone bee houses and 13 cave apiaries, which together could have held over 600 traditional hives.

 

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