Beekeeping Basics

Ancient Tradition

This is too awesome not to share. Here is a picture I found in an article on i09:

Stunning Photos Show the Ancient Tradition of Honey Hunting in Nepal”

When they say “Ancient Tradition” they are not kidding. Compare the article above to the “Man of Bicorp” – a cave painting estimated to have been painted in 15,000 BC.

In case that image is too hard to make out, here’s a modern copy of the image:

You can find similar images throughout history, many great civilizations have enjoyed honey, and practiced some form of beekeeping. From the ancient Egyptians to the Greeks, to medieval Europe.

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