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  1. #1
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    Feb 2003
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    Orlando, FL, USA
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    I am wanting to sell honey at reniassance festivals but am having a heck of a time finding information on "ren" period beekeeping let alone the garb of that day for a beekeeper. Being a stickler for historical accuracy, I don't want to continue to seriously on this path with out having a provrebial leg to stand on. Any ideas? suggestions? resources? anything???
    Many thanks,
    Bill

  2. #2
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    Apr 2000
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    Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
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    You need to get your bees into skeps, if you want to be really authentic.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I'm guessing the garb for the vendor (who probably would also be the beekeeper) would be the same as any other merchant of the day. A skep or two around would be a nice touch. Honey was sold a lot in the comb back then. I'm not sure what other containers would be appropriate, but anything from the era that would hold liquid honey probably would have been used back then.

  4. #4
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    The monks of the era would pull their hood over their face to keep from getting stung on the face. They used thin gloves and tied the sleeves with rope. I am not sure what they did about the draft up the bottom of their robe...
    Honey was stored and sold in small crocks.
    Bill

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