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  1. Hello, my name is David Heilman and I am a beekeeper who has a passion for beekeeping history. I work for The Ohio State University at an agricultural research campus (OARDC) and am the curator of a small beekeeping museum there. I am always doing research about beekeeping’s past from around the world and putting together new exhibits. I am very interested in your Log bee hives with the carved faces. Is there a way I can get some more pictures of them with some close up photos? What other wonderful beekeeping items/exhibits do you have? I would love to learn more about your country’s rich beekeeping heritage. I thank you so very much for taking the time to read and respond to my request.
    Yours kindly, David

    • Hello David,
      Thank you for your message. I have had a look online for better photos for you – the ones you saw are the only ones I have personally. Here are some links to the best of what I found, all in Czech, I’m afraid but translation engines are getting better at Czech! Beekeeping is very popular here, I often see hives when I go out walking. We are at the foot of the western end of the Carpathian Mountains, so there are a lot of pastures, meadows and mixed forest here. The honey tastes wonderful!

      From the website of the museum where I took the pictures.

      Log and board hives NOTE: The Czech words for ‘tribe’ and ‘tree trunk’ are the same. This confuses Google!

      This site invites you to email them in English They seem to be a group of beekeeping enthusiasts raising awareness and running educational programs. Perhaps they can send you better information, as you would both speak the language of beekeeping!

      Let me know if I can help in any other way. The people of this region have been good to me since I arrived, so my vague aim with this site is to let the rest of the world know that they exist and welcome visitors.

      Best regards,

      Jeff Short

  2. Jeff,
    Thank you so very much for your helpful reply. I will eagerly check out what you have sent. Keep up the good work and if there is anything I might be able to help you with please let me know.

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