A Bee Bole is a cavity or alcove in a wall or a separate free-standing structure set against a wall. A skep is placed inside the bee bole. Before the development of modern bee hives bee boles were a practical way of keeping bees in Britain although most beekeepers kept their skeps in the open covered by, for example, old pots or sacking. The bee bole helped keep the wind and rain away from the skep and the bees living inside. And not a lot of people know about bee boles!!!
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Photo taken in Saint Ewe, Cornwall, UK
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