Moscow's beekeeping mayor invents hive for cold climates
08/08/01 - Ananova - http://www.ananova.com/
The mayor of Moscow has invented a new type of beehive for colder climates.
Yury Luzhkov, a keen beekeeper, has applied for a patent for his new moulded plastic round hive.
It has a ventilation system to cope with swift temperature changes and is designed to last for up to 20 years.
But there are claims his hive is a copy or, at best, based on a 17th-century design, according to the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
Arnold Butov, president of the Russian Beekeepers Union, defended Mr Luzhkov and said the criticism is nonsense, The Moscow Times reports.
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