13c Apiary from Hohenpeißenberg
First half of the 20th century
With floor space of just under 23m2 and a ridge height of approximately four metres, the apiary is a decidedly stately building and accommodated bees in numbers of up to 30 colonies. The colourful design of the south side is especially striking.
Did you know?
Remarkably, this apiary was run by a woman. Bee-keeping was a male domain during the first half of the 20th century and female bee-keepers would have been a rarity. As the daughter of a farmer, Genoveva Schöll would have been familiar with keeping animals, including bees. There were two other bee-keepers in Hohenpeißenberg aside from her at that time: the village teacher and a farmer.