Bee hives

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Bee hives

Postby FionaDowson » Thu May 21, 2015 7:40 pm

Does anyone know anything about recreating a Roman bee hive? All I can find is that Virgil wrote about them and that there were laws governing beekeeping in ancient Rome

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Re: Bee hives

Postby sally » Fri May 22, 2015 8:48 am

It would be worth getting The Archaeology of Beekeeping by Eva Crane out via interlibrary loan (you are unlikely to be able to buy a copy easily) she also wronte another,World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting, though I think there was also a more easily sourced booklet on the same topic put out by IBRA a decade or so ago.

Also perhaps this paper: ... /view/2717
and this one: ... cient-Rome

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