Bee hives of the ancient world - 2

publication date: Jul 15, 2011
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Bee World Vol.66 (4) 1985 pp. 148-170
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Bee hives of the ancient world - 2


Eva Crane And A. J. Graham


Sections 1 to 4 of this paper presented pictorial evidence about ancient hives, and evidence provided by records and literary sources. Here we describe the direct archaeological evidence from hives and hive parts that have so far been found and identified. Relationships between these finds and traditional hives still (or recently) in use are discussed and, as a result, suggestions are made as to what artefacts should be sought in certain regions, to provide further archaeological evidence on hives used in the Ancient World.

KeywordsBee hives, beekeeping history, ancient world,
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