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Bee trees, hives in the shape of figures and Bannkorbe skeps

, : Bee trees, hives in the shape of figures and Bannkorbe skeps. Bienenbaume, Figurenstocke und Bannkorbe: iii + 128 pp.

The practice of tending honey bees in cavities in trees, known as tree beekeeping, is described. It led eventually to the use of upright log hives on the ground. 'Bee trees' and log hives from the eastern part of central Europe and from the Brandenburg Marches, Niederlausitz and Berlin, Germany are described and illustrated. In part of the original tree beekeeping area, it became usual to carve faces on log hives and then to make the whole hive in the shape of a human figure.

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