Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bee Hives at Black Forest Open Air Museum and Zurich University Botanical Gardens

Saw an interesting museum on our vacation in the area of the Black Forest. Old farmhouses had been relocated to create a "village" of old buildings. I found this display of bee hive baskets very interesting. There were no active hives. We know this because a man touring in front of us walked over and lifted the basket. I'm not sure what he was prepared to do if there had been an active hive.

We did see a very active hive in the Zurich University Botanical Gardens. Click on the lower photo and you can see the bees entering the bottom of the hive.

1 comment:

Pomaika`i said...

A palapa for an intricately suspended hive - I'll bet it it is quite a process to harvest the honey, too.


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