These Mysterious Home Features Used To Serve A Purpose Centuries Ago

A Beehive Inside The Home’s Walls

Those who renovate an old home might stumble upon a beehive in between the walls. Built-in beehives were installed to give the homeowner honey whenever they wanted it. Behind the wall, bees could fly through the pipes without swarming the main living areas.

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Today, the practice is called “wall beekeeping.”Wall beekeeping dates back to at least 60 AD. Homeowners would either bring a hive from the wild or allow the bees to find the wall hive themselves. The bees flourished inside wall hives since the structure provided warmth in the winter and shade in the summer.

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