Beekeeping

a_agricolturaDifferent traditional types of the beehive, from the hollow log to the square wooden boxes. Of particular interest some unique examples of rural hives: a hollow log in the shape of a red-jacketed gentleman, and another bearing a painted couplet from Virgil’s Georgicon. ‘Rational’ and special hives. Among the implements, there can be seen a rare specimen of a rolling press for wax sheets, introduced in Trentino from Austria at the turn of the century. There can also be seen some fumigators, a fine example of honey extractor and a number of assorted curiosities. apicoltura