- The Beehives of Syria
During my first visit to Syria in 2005 I visited the beehivevillages.
It was a was fully functioning village. The adobe beehiveswere arranged in groupings, with each wife having her own beehive. They hadjust gotten electricity in the village and all the wives were in the mainbeehive watching a version of” As the world turns”. They were very congenialand offered us a cup of tea, and showed us around the village.
In 2008 I visited Syria again and went to another village.There were very few people living there. Most had moved into cinder block houseswith running water and electricity, and only a few structures were left, andthe remaining were returning to mud and rubble.
I think about these villagers and how there life must bechanging, first through technology and now through thewar.