Bee Boles, Glaisdale

A trip out to a dreich Glaisdale today. This wall at Bank House Farm contains about 77 bee boles which are recesses that were used for keeping bee hives in when the heather was in flower. The hives would have been the coiled straw type called skeps. The North York Moors dry stone walls contains quite a few examples of bee boles but this is by far the largest collection. Quite an interesting historic structure yet rather spoilt by the wire fence placed in front.

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