Tree beekeeping cultureBelarus, Poland
Representative List 2020
EN: Sławomir Niemcewicz, Budwiedź, Augustowska forest. He inherited 19 log hives from his grandfather. Nowadays, he keeps bees just in one log live.
EN: Piotr Piłasiewicz, Augustów. The founder of Bractwo Bartne while leziwo climbing the pine tree hive in Białowieża forest.
EN: Stanisława and Tadeusz Konopka from Kadizidło in Kurpie. Tadeusz is the grandson of Konstanty. When tree beekeepers had to leave the forest on administrative demand in the XIX century, he moved 180 log hives o Tatary. Tadeusz and Stanisława are making wax candles in a traditional way using parts of amber to obtain a special aroma
EN: Teofil Pyśk from Czarnia on Kurpie, owner of 8 hive logs. Son of Ryszard, tree beekeeper who had 30 log hives.
EN: Marek Kowalski from Zielonka. He takes care of one of 9 historical log hives of Krzysztof Heyke in Kobyłka.
EN: Getting the wax from honeycomb melted in hot water; squeezing through the fabric with special wooden pincers.
EN: Tree-beekeeper stands near his tools and equipment for forest tree-beekeeper. There are a leather rope for climbing, a box made from bark of linden, a wooden wheel for lifting the log-hive, wooden pincers for wax pressing, a chisel on long handle for hollowing out cavities in a log-hive, a knife for cutting wax with honey.
EN: A tree-beekeeper with his family is near his log-hives, where he should make cavities for bees.
EN: A tree-beekeeper in his costume with a box make from pine-wood. He is collecting honey from a log-hive on the tree. He has opened the wooden desk to have access to collect the honey wax.
EN: Getting the wax from honeycomb melted in hot water: squeezing through the fabric with special wooden pincers