Harvesting honey

Saturday, December 08, 2012
Left - Mesolithic cave painting of a woman harvesting honey
Right - water color by F. Benitez Mellado showing the details of the original
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Beekeeping and honey gathering is one of mankind's oldest activities. There are cave paintings of women gathering honey.By the time of ancient Egypt, through the use of articial hives, bees had already been semi-domesticated.

Below is a video of an Australian beekeeper showing how he extracts the honey from the combs for bottling. It must be awfully messy work and cleanup must be a chore. I wonder how they do it at a mass produced level?

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