"The Bee Boles", Heligan.

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G Lokey on July 20, 2012

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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  • Uploaded on July 18, 2012
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    by G Lokey
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX9V
    • Taken on 2012/07/13 13:30:13
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 8.91mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
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