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The Early History of Beekeeping

The Early History of Beekeeping
History of Wild Bees and Beekeeping The beekeeper is the keeper of bee collection of honey and the other products that bees product in the hive like beeswax, pollen, and royal jelly. Another product of bees is for resale to other beekeeper. The location of where bees are housed is called an apiary or beeyard. The collecting honey dates back 15,000 years ago, Egyptian art shows beekeeping around 4,500 years ago. The early 18th century European understands of bee colonies and the biology of bees the construction of the moveable comb hives so honey can be harvested and not destroy the entire colony. Wild bees became domesticated in artificial hive like logs, wooden boxes, pottery, and woven baskets. The Greece apiculture found smoking pots, honey extractors in Knossos; Beekeeping was a highly valued industry. In China the art of beekeeping recorded the importance of quality of wooden boxes if improved the quality of the honey. There are more than 20,000 different species of wild bees. Visit

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