The Folk Art of Slovenian Hive Fronts Featured

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Jones, R (2013) IBRA pp. 84 Softback.  ISBN:9780860982760
Illustrated front boards on beehives are an essential part of Slovenian beekeeping as well as being an intricate part of the general folklore and culture of the rural communities in that country. The pride and affection there is for apiculture culminates in the care and attention bestowed upon the design and detail of the pictures on the fronts They are the visual cultural equivalent of folk songs,k poetry and fairy tales.
Using over fifty examples, that are part of the Eva Crane Historical Collection, this book examines their history, describes in detail the range of subjects covered and shows that an art form, extending far beyond beekeeping, has been established.