Beekeeping – When it all began and beekeeping around the world

No one knows when the first time someone thought about collecting the honey from hives. We do know that the art of beekeeping has been around for a long time.

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Beekeeping – When it all began

Archaeologists have discovered cave drawings depicting collecting honey. These caves were found in Africa and Spain’s eastern regions. Archaeologists believe that the cave drawings were created in 7000BC.

Most of these pictures show people scooping honey out of rocks and trees, but a few of them depict images of humans standing, unstung, in the midst of a swarm of bees.

Scientist believe that these early cave dwellers somehow learned that smoke made bees sleepy and how to manage hives.bee archeology

Image Source:                                                  The earliest artificial bee hives were made out of pottery, clay vases, and bowls, and straw baskets resembled the trees and rock crevices that the bees were drawn to in nature. Early beekeepers learned how to capture swarms of bees in these containers. Once trapped the bees proceeded to turn the containers into a bee hive.In the period between the 1500’s and 1851 was an evolutionary time for beekeeping. The first critical change in beekeeping happened late in the 1500’s. It was during this time that information was learned about the life cycle of the honey bee. Once beekeepers understood the way that bees lived, they were better able to take care of the winged insects.

Adaptations to artificial hives started taking place. As beekeepers, agricultural enthusiast, and scientists yearned to learn more about the life cycle of bees; beekeepers look for ways to design a hive that would allow them to see inside the hive.

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An American, Lorenzo Langstroth, designed the first mobile bee hive.

By the time the 1850’s got here the European honey bee was introduced to California. After California, the honey bees were introduced to Oregon and Canada.

It is believed that there are over 210,000 beekeepers currently in the United States. Collectively these beekeepers keep and maintain over three million active bee hives.

Beekeeping around the world


Beekeeping in the Australian Grampians National Park

Many areas in the world are producers of honey and beeswax for medicinal and food purposes. You’ll find a lot of beekeeping in the United States, Asia, Africa, Australia and some parts of Europe.


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