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Motif Information
Motif Bachi 01.jpg
Rōmaji Bachi
English Bee
Kana はち
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Motif Type Insect

Bachi refers to the Asiatic honey bee (Apis cerana), a cousin of the Western honey bee. Bachi have been kept for honey in Japan since the Kamakura period (roughly the 12th century), but apiculture did not become widespread until the Edo period. Honey was used as medicine throughout Japanese history, although before bachi were domesticated it was harvested from wild hives.

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