Archive for the ‘history’ Category

Migratory beekeeping at least 2000 years old


2013
10.27

http://www.honey-health.com/egypts-wandering-beekeepers/

The ancient Egyptians were said to placed the hives on boats, and drifted along the Nile to provide the bees with fresh flowers on the banks. They did this when the bees had spent or depleted the flowers in any given area, to insure that honey would still be of plenty

Brother Adam’s Quest for Better Bees


2011
02.16

Found a great article about the travels of Brother Adam in his quest.

Ancient Beekeeping and Laws


2010
11.14

I found this interesting tidbit about ancient beekeeping while trolling the web. I like that is has studies and dates to back it up, although I haven’t vetted it yet for accuracy.

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“Interesting, it sheds light on the agricultural economy of the time. Some further thoughts on ancient beekeeping from