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In Romania, beekeeping began very early, the conditions for keeping bees being favorable. According to the historical sources, the Thracians and the Dacians, the ancestors of the romanian people, kept bees and obtained honey and wax.

The petrified honeycombs and the works of antiquity historians like Herodotus, Xenofon or Virgilius are proving that beekeeping was an important occupation on the actual territory of Romania in that times. In 425 BC Herodotus wrote that the territory from accros Danube (Istros or Istru or Hister or Danaistru) is occupied by bees and because of them one cannot go farther.

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