Inspecting a hive in a tree, a set on Flickr - click on the link at the beginning to see the entire slideshow and not just these thumbnails.The ancient way of keeping bees in Lithuania was to keep the bees in hollow trees. The beekeeper would hollow out the trunk to make enough room for the bees and cut an entrance that he/she could use to access the hive. It's a joke for me to say he/she because in ancient times all the beekeepers were male.
Romas showed us how he inspects the hives that he has at his place near the museum.
He also shared some honey comb with us that we all enjoyed. Everyone put on veils, including Lukas, our guide (he's in the brown t shirt).
Romas also showed us how he entices a swarm into the tree, as you will see in the photos.