Another note on the Archive’s website says, “Typical scaffold, platform 14 to 16 feet high and 300 to 700 feet long on which colonies (hives) are placed.”
This lady — probably in Finland, ca. 1900 — must have been really devoted to her bee hives to keep them so close to her open windows.
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Deare behold me, you shall see
Faith the Hive, and love the Bee,
Which doe bring.
Gaine and sting.