yeah well, you're welcome. if there's anything else you want to be pictured about AÅ½ hives, tell me.
to continue THB is kind of "primitiv" keeping, right? well, i've been looking the net for the first hive with movable frames, the Kranjič (translation would be Carniolan-well, it's kinda difficult to translate correctly). well no wonder none of you know about the history of beekeeping, i found very little photos, so...i'm hoping i'll have some time next weekend and go to my menthor to photograf it.
EDIT: Painted hive fronts
In the mid 18th century, people started to decorate their hives fronts, they painted them with oil colours, freehanded or using a stencil. the most common motives were from the bible or connected to church in other way. over 600 different motives have been noted. the most common motiv is virgin mary and is painted on the oldest one which dates back to 1758. next to virgin mary is st. Florian (saint of firefighters). the unchurch related motivs are usually animals taking human roles,mocking craftsman, hunting scenes and scenes from everyday life.
this art, started dying along with Kranjiči on the ending of 19. century. it's a peculiarity of Slovenian Alp region and an indispensable part of Slovenian national culture
I hope you don't feel as if i was forcing you to know about this things, but today i thought about it like this: "some might like it, some might be even excited and change TBHs for this, genuine way of beekeeping, and of course the decorating part is important"