London, United Kingdom
Bees And Beehive, 17th Century Artwork
Middle Temple Library
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Bees and beehive, 17th century artwork. Bees are social insects that form colonies around a queen bee. They gather nectar and pollen to feed their larvae, also producing honey. This honey is harvested by beekeepers. This is a simple form of beehive, known as a skep, and made of straw. This is a woodcut from a book by the English naturalist and physician Thomas Muffet (1553-1604). The book was titled Insectorum sive minimorum animalium theatrum (Theatre of Insects), and was published in London in 1634.
May 12th, 2013
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