Rock paintings related to honey hunting

publication date: Jun 30, 2011
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Bee World Vol.67 (1) 1986 pp. 23-25
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Rock paintings related to honey hunting


Dr Eva Crane


The first rock painting that shows a honey hunter at a wild bees' nest (Apis mellifera) was discovered in eastern Spain in 1924. This painting, and a few others that have since been found in the same area, date from 6000 to 4000 BC in the mesolithic period and are the earliest known records of man's exploitation of bees.

Keywords Rock paintings, honey hunting, wild bees nest
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