[beehive image]
The bear shaped beehive was cut out of a thick log. The carver preserved the shape shape of the log and the figure looks heavy. There are two openings for the bees on the breast. The paw hanging down seems to guard the aperture through which honey was extracted. The figure of the honey-loving bear was certainly executed with some humour.

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