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Beekeeping is a very old tradition in Ukraine, and it has been the subject of several stamps. There's a reason for this. According to, one in a thousand persons in Ukraine is a beekeeper!

The six stamps in this 2001 souvenir sheet represent:

  • a bee collecting pollen
  • Apiculture, the study of beekeeping
  • a worker bee.
  • a queen bee.
  • a beehive.
  • a drone bee.

Beekeeping souvenir sheet

This souvenir sheet has some interesting (popup link) flourescence under ultraviolet light, with the year, the zero in the value (most peculiar!), and the symbol in the top-center of every stamp being visible. See Stamps Under Ultraviolet Light for other images.

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