Do we still know what beehives looked like in ancient Mesopotamia? Are there any contemporary images or descriptions? I'm looking for anything from before 500 BC.
I've found an image of ancient Egyptian beehives, though it's hard to tell much about them from the picture. (Article on beekeeping in ancient Egypt)
They're described in the article as clay cylinders, which is quite different from all the types of beehives I've ever seen.