Bee Houses / Bee Boles, Hutton-le-Hole

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A bee boles (or Bee House as they are know locally) is a recess in a wall where a straw ‘skep’ would have been sheltered from the wind and rain before the development of modern bee-hives (rougly pre-1850)
Bee Boles - Hutton Le Hole
This reconstruction is at the Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole, although there are actual examples still in Glaisdale and Westerdale.

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