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Бортнік Іван з Бараўлян, уваходаў бортных Палескіх, астравоў Свірэскіх і Вербускіх

TreeBeekeeper Ivan from Barauliany, Palessie forests area, Svireski and Verbuski treebeekeeper's holdings.

Беларусь                     www.bortnictva.by                            Belarus

10 017©Братэрства Босых Бортнікаў. Дзе бортнічкі борцілі - там трэсачкі ляжалі

Treebeekeeping environment

Pinewood / Bor

Comfortable natural conditions for the existence of local bees.

Bor | Pinewood- a pine or mixed forest with its internal stable system, where bees play not the last role.


In the past, an old pine forest was a special size of the forest, which equates to an area where there were 60 tree-hives. In addition to this, pinewood was a tax unit in the time of prosperity of the treebeekeeping, as a separate branch of the economy.

Bor/pinewood today is a large expanse of light pine or mixed forests - a balanced forest area, where plants, animals and many insects live together.

Dense forest / Pušča

It is ancient conditions for bees live.

Dence forest (Pušča) - a huge deciduous forest, including both dark woods and open and free space of lakes, swamps.

At the same time it is a stand-alone, but depends on the surroundings natural world.

In Belarus there are 18 such forests with many stories and legends.

Forests have a special status, because they have attracted people from from immemorial time.

Thus, these Forests were the last guardians of the local bees, their native home. 

Swamp / Bałota

This is a large open space and working fields for bees.

Swamps play a special place in the life of the Belarusians, because the swamp has created specific character and behavior, besides the swamp for a long time has been influencing the weather of districts.

Large spaces of swamps provide forage for bees, so treebeekeepers chose a place close to the swamps, where the bees can fly.

Today, the swamps take an extraordinary status in the preservation of the traditional universe code, biodiversity and community of flora and fauna.

Meadow and Field

The world of flowers and herbs that bees are processed annually.

Fields and meadows require an annual joint work of all members of annual cycle.

In the spring, when the meadows begin to bloom, the bees collect the first sweet dew after winter, which feeds them to the following blossoms of the year.

Meadow and Field are the places of active visits by bees to pollinate the flowers.