This ClipArt gallery offers 21 illustrations of beekeeping including many styles of beehives and tools of the beekeeping or apiculture trade.

Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

Bee Smoker

Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

Beehives

Beehive

Beehives

A specific container used to keep bees. People use these containers to collect the bees honey.

Beehive

A specific container used to keep bees. People use these containers to collect the bees honey.

"Simple form of the Bee-hive, With cap removed to show glass top." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Beehive

"Simple form of the Bee-hive, With cap removed to show glass top." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Represents a hive constructed with leaves, which open like a book; it was invented by a naturalist to better observe their operations."

Beehive in Leaves

"Represents a hive constructed with leaves, which open like a book; it was invented by a naturalist…

Early style of hive used to house bees.

Bell Shaped Hive

Early style of hive used to house bees.

Early style of hive used to house bees.

Garden Hive

Early style of hive used to house bees.

Early style of hive used frequently in Poland to house bees.

Polish Hive

Early style of hive used frequently in Poland to house bees.

Early style of hive used in Switzerland to house bees.

Swiss Hive

Early style of hive used in Switzerland to house bees.

Beehives by an orchard.

Beehives

Beehives by an orchard.

"In order to take the honey successfully from the hives, it is usually the custom to stupefy the bees with smoke."

Bellows Used to Stupefy Bees

"In order to take the honey successfully from the hives, it is usually the custom to stupefy the bees…

A box or chest, for the reception of a swarm of honey-bees.

Hive

A box or chest, for the reception of a swarm of honey-bees.

A 1 pound section wooden box for holding comb honey.

Wooden Box for Holding Comb Honey

A 1 pound section wooden box for holding comb honey.

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the bee-industry as a business. It enabled the honey producer to increase his output considerably by extracting honey from the cells in most cleanly fashion without damaging the combs, and in a fraction of the time previously occupied in the draining." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Hruschka Extractor

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the…

"The typical hive of America is the improved Langstroth, which has no other covering for the frame tops but a flat roof-board allowing 1/4 in. space between the roof and top-bars for bees to pass from frame to frame." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Langstroth Hive

"The typical hive of America is the improved Langstroth, which has no other covering for the frame tops…

This beehive ornament can be placed in a garden as decoration.

Beehive Ornament

This beehive ornament can be placed in a garden as decoration.

"A hive largely and successfully used in Scotland, it is octagonal, and the "Quinby hive" of America is much deeper from back to front than it is wide. The Stewarton is not properly a frame, but a bar-hive, although frames are sometimes fitted to it. It usually consists of three octagon breeding-boxes, 14 inches in diameter by 6 inches deep, each furnished with nine bars placed equidistant, the spaces between being occupied by movable slides of wood working in grooves in the bars." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Stewarton Hive

"A hive largely and successfully used in Scotland, it is octagonal, and the "Quinby hive" of America…

Seal of the state of Utah, 1913

Utah seal

Seal of the state of Utah, 1913

"Exterior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

W.B.C. Hive

"Exterior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Interior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

W.B.C. Hive

"Interior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910