Treebeekeeping history of Belarus
10 000 - 8000 years BC
The beginning of the formation of treebeekeeping: deglaciation on territory of Belarus, expansion of forests, arriving of bees.
2 000 years BC - 600 years AD
The development of treebeekeeping as a traditional form of forest management: Bronze and Iron Ages in Belarus, sedentary.
600 - 900 years
Rapid growth of treebeekeeping as a traditional economic activity: honey and beeswax are the main export commodities, the exchange of units; wide expansion of craft over all forest spaces.
Beginning of the written regulation of relations between treebeekeepers and within treebeekeeping activity: "Ruskaja Pravda" articles forcused on trees, signs and tree-hives, bees
ХІ - mid XVIІ
Formation and development of treebeekeeping as an economic sector in the principalities, and later in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - the Golden Age of treebeekeeping: active craft development, the establisment of treebeekeepers shops (or Brotherhoods), the introduction of advanced legal codes.
Formation and development of log-hive beekeeping the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: a gradual shift to the use of log-hives in beekeeping craft (terminology and approaches have remained the same).
The first Statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were based on the codification and systematization of rules of local customary law, court rulings and government agencies, Court Code 1468, privileges.
Bring "Law on valoki": it did not work over all territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Compiled Audit of forests and deer path in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
The second Statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Forest Charter: final stage of the organization of forest management in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
The third Statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the most well-developped Law Code
It was acting the law of the Statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania on the territory of Belarus (within today's borders)
The only one HONEY RIOT in Europe: twenty-years confrontation between treebeekeepers and property owners (magnates).
from second half of XVIII
The beginning of the decline of treebeekeeping and log-hive beekeeping in the territory of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth separation and changes in forest management.
from 20's of ХХ
Substitution of tree- anf loghives beekeeping by industrial beekeeping: final decline of traditional beekeeping, there were only a few reserve-lands of traditional treebeekeeping in remote forest areas in Belarus, Ukraine and other territories of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
begining of ХХІ
Restoration of traditional craft in the territories of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Lietuva, Latvia).