What did apiarists do before the invention of the modern beehive? How did would-be beekeepers keep their bees? This wonderful book from RVB books answers our questions, by telling the 4000-year story of the beehive through archival imagery.
The fragility of early hive building materials has meant that surviving examples are scarce - meaning that the coverage of this fascinating subject has been, up until now, scant. This book makes up for this by sharing hundreds of visual examples. Log hives, woven hives, cheese box hives - who knew there were so many types?