It is evidence that they probably exploited bees. But not that they necessarily kept them.
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> On 11 Nov 2015, at 22:16, Michael <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Humans have been exploiting honeybees for almost 9,000 years, according to archaeological evidence.
> Traces of beeswax found on ancient pottery from Europe, the Near East and North Africa suggest the first farmers kept bees.
> The research, published in Nature <http://www.nature.com/>, shows our links with the honeybee date back to the dawn of agriculture.