A beehive is a structure in which a large group of honeybees live, breed, and produce honey. Although beehives have existed in the wild for centuries, modern usage of the term usually refers to manmade structures meant to house a colony of bees for the extraction of honey and beeswax. Beehives are often built for agricultural purposes; honeybees are kept to pollinate plant seeds. Those who build and tend to beehives are known as beekeepers. The practice of beekeeping dates back thousands of... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2020. 2p.