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Beekeeping began 8,500 years ago

Chemical analysis carried out on Neolithic pottery found across Europe suggests that beekeeping began 8,500 years ago. This study has gathered together evidence for the presence of beeswax in the pottery vessels of the first farmers of Europe by investigating chemical components trapped in the clay fabric of more than 6,000

Bee remains found in 3,000-year-old hives

Ancient beehievs found in Israel have yielded the remains of 3,000-year-old bees. Honeybee remains found in a 3,000-year-old apiary have given archaeologists a one-of-a-kind window into the beekeeping practices of the ancient world. “Beekeeping is known only from a few Egyptian sources, from a few tombs and paintings. No actual

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