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January 17, 2010

Kranjic hive

Slovenian hive. No photo, the Kranjic beehives of Slovenia were comprised removeable boxes, like a chest of drawers, within which individual hives were created. Each box had a front panel upon which, from the mid-18th Century, it became fashionable to paint motifs in a 'folk baroque' style. Subjects could be religious, historic, humorous or simply surreal..

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