A beehive is an enclosed structure man-made in which some honey bee species of the subgenus Apis live and raise their young. Several species of Apis live in colonies, but for honey production the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) and the eastern honey bee (Apis cerana) are the main species kept in hives. There are four basic styles of traditional beehive; mud hives, clay/tile hives, skeps and bee gums. The technology of beekeeping has remained fairly constant throughout the centuries.
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Apiary, Beehives for Honey Bees, 1827