Folklore and superstition in traditional Slovak beekeeping
Folklor i pråzdnověrje v tradicijnom slovačskom pčelarstvě

Josef LEDINSKÝ

translated and annotated by Erik Tihelka

Abstract: The following text was written by Josef Ledinský in 1762 and chronicles the Slovak apicultural folklore of the time. It is reproduced here in translated form and with comments on some of the traditional practices relating to 18th Century European beekeeping.

Abstrakcijny: Toj tekst byl napisany Josefom Ledinskym v 1762 i govori ob slovačskom pčelarstvenom folklorě onoj doby.  Tu on jest prědstavjeny v prěloženoj formě i s komentarjami ob něktoryh tradicijnyh dějanjah svęzanyh s evropejskym pčelarstvom 18-ogo stolěťja.

Keywords: traditional ecological knowledge, Apis mellifera, apiculture, folklore, folk beliefs, swarming, cultural entomology, Slovakia

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The present manuscript was published in 1912 in the ethnographic journal Český lid under the name “Starodávné slovenské obyčeje a pověry včelařské” (vol. 21, no. 9-10, pp. 450–452). The original article is freely available from the publisher's website

Please cite as: Ledinský, J. Folklore and superstition in traditional Slovak beekeeping. Ethnoentomology 2, pp. 30–34, 2018. 

Ethnoentomology 2018

Volume: 2

Page range: 30–34

First published online: 7.8.2018

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Ethnoentomology

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