Northants Bee Keepers Association

Northamptonshire Beekeepers' Association (NBKA) Registered Charity No. 295593

 

Northants Bee Keepers Association

Copyright © NBKA 2007-2013

Northants Bee Keepers Association
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION

A member organisation representing beekeepers in the County of Northamptonshire

The Craft

Early history emphasised the importance of beekeeping to the Egyptians of 4000 BC. It provided honey as their main source of sweetness; bee's wax for their candles and both of them for cosmetics. The Greeks called their honey from Mount Hymettus the Food of the Gods.

 

The illustration is of a rock painting c. 500 BC showing honey being collected from the single large comb of an Apis dorsata nest, at Singanpur, India.

Rock Painting, Singanpur, India