Apiary, Fischbach


Reconstructed: 1968 (original from the 19th century)

This simple timber-framed building has an asymmetrical saddleback roof. There are two rows of straw hives placed on top of wooden boxes. Straw was the preferred material for hives in grain-growing regions. The wooden boxes have narrow ledges or alighting boards attached to them which allowed heavily loaded bees to land more easily before crawling into the hive.

The bees supplied farmers with honey and wax, both of which were once scarce commodities in rural Austria.

Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

Enzenbach 32
8114 Stübing, Österreich
T +43-3124/53700
F +43-3124/53700-18


Opening Hours

31 March to 31 October Mon-Sun, public holidays 9am - 6pm
Admission until 5pm