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Pictorial depictions of apiaries are known from Pharaonic Egypt, showing extraction of honey from stacked cylinders which are very similar to those found at Tel Rehov.
Cylindrical clay beehives placed in horizontal rows, similar to those found at Tel Rehov, are well-known in numerous contemporary traditional cultures in Arab villages in Israel, as well as throughout the Mediterranean.
This grain was dated at the laboratory of Groningen University in Holland to the period between the mid-10th century B. Moreover, this same name was found on a contemporary jar from nearby Tel Amal, situated in the Gan Ha Shelosha National Park (Sachne).
The name "Nimshi" is known in the Bible as the name of the father and in several verses the grandfather of Israelite King Jehu, the founder of the dynasty that usurped power from the Omrides (II Kings: 9-12).
Cultic objects were also found in the apiary, including a four-horned altar adorned with figures of naked fertility goddesses, as well as an elaborately painted chalice.
Mina Evron from Haifa University is analyzing the pollen remains in the hives. A particularly fascinating find at the site is an inscription on a ceramic storage jar found near the beehives that reads "To nmsh".