Some photographs of pre-revolutionary and Soviet bee gardens, bee-keepers of the Russian Empire and the USSR.
1905, Kungur, Perm province
Bee-keeper’s instruments, 1903, Izmailovo, Moscow province.
1896, Izmailovo, Moscow province.
Bee-garden, 1930s, Kimry, Kalinin region.
1903, Izmailovo, Moscow province.
Bee-keeper Dmitrii Karmanov, 1948-1950
Celebrating someone’s bday in a bee-garden, 1927
1953, Ryazan region
Flooded apiary, 1949, Primorsky Territory, Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve.
Bee-keeper Yakov Ivanovich Svetalkin in the yard of his house
Unknown author, 1960, Chelyabinsk region, Kizilsky district
1974, Gorny Altai