Beehive Created from a Hollow Log

Summary

Colonists who relocated from European countries and settled in North America imported Avis mellifera to ensure access to honey and to sustain crops that they moved with their bees. When honeybees swarmed into hollow trees, colonists sometimes cut out the tree and moved it closer to their gardens, orchards, and clover fields to keep honey close to the kitchen table.

Colonists who relocated from European countries and settled in North America imported Avis mellifera to ensure access to honey and to sustain crops that they moved with their bees. When honeybees swarmed into hollow trees, colonists sometimes cut out the tree and moved it closer to their gardens, orchards, and clover fields to keep honey close to the kitchen table.

Artifact

Beehive (Apiary)

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New Jersey 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

35.228.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 18 in

Width: 11.5 in

Length: 12.5 in

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