Beekeeping Past and Present
Fittingly, the apiary from Mammolshain houses the permanent exhibition on the cultural history of beekeeping. The exhibition in this modest wooden building is organised in show depots accompanied by texts and pictures. It centres around the cultural history of beekeeping, the history of the house itself as well as the business acumen of beekeepers and beekeeping as a sideline job in the Hessian Spessart. Smaller devices illustrating queen breeding, producing hive frames, harvesting and selling the honey are displayed in a table showcase. Nearly all of the objects on display – e.g. skeps, langstroth hives, and honey extractors – originate from Hesse and together with several smaller devices, the technical development in the field of beekeeping becomes tangible.