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Description

 

Wall recess to contain a beehive.  Originally bees were kept in a woven basket known as a 'skep'.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For bee boles in the Kent War Memorial garden click here

 

NOTE:  The American Reverend L. L. Langstroth invented removable rectangular frames that hung downwards in the hive in 1862 - this proved more effective than the use of skeps in bee boles.

 

Bee-bole

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