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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Visit to Ancient Beekeeping Museum

Our last "bee" event took place as a visit to the Museum of Ancient Beekeeping.  It was a fascinating place, full of sculptures of wooden images of beekeepers and pagan bee gods.  The hives were in tree trunks like those of Romas.

Here is an article from Bee Culture about Lithuanian bee culture and the bee museum.

Here's a slide show.  I haven't put any captions on the items yet - it's been a long day and a half of posting photos - but I'll do that later.  For now, you can probably figure out what everything is.

Created with flickr slideshow.

We ended our Lithuanian beekeeping tour with a dinner at a restaurant in Vilnius.  Simona who set the tour up, joined us and we got to recap our experience with her.  It was delightful and I am so glad that we went.  I grabbed a random citizen on the street as we returned to the van and had him take a photo of all of us together on the last day.


  1. Invulnerable Anna :-)9:36 PM

    Sounds like an awesome trip -- visiting an off-the-beaten-road area, with a purpose, and meeting real people with a shared passion. Travel doesn't get better than that!

  2. Linda,
    Thanks for your series on your trip. I have read about the Lithuanians and the museum, and great to see your report since I doubt I'll ever actually go over there. The tree hives are really interesting.

  3. I'm a newbee bee keeper, and am considering a blog on our experiences. I've already got a blog about writers, writing, and other topics relating to "words." In searching Networked Blogs for who else might have such, I came across yours. It's very good, Linda. I will come back to it just to catch up, but more to learn.
    I am an American Lithuanian, so that part of your blog was intriguing to me. Until I read your Post, I was unaware of the Museum.
    Thanks, again, for a good read.


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