Bee Boles and Bee Houses (Shire Library)
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The wide variety of forms reflects the wealth, occupation and idiosyncrasies of owners, the increasing knowledge of the life cycle and requirements of the honey bee and the economic climate of the day. Today they are often unrecognized and many are derelict or have disappeared altogether. With developments in beekeeping techniques in the nineteenth century these structures fell into disuse. These range from simple recesses holding one or two straw hives in house or garden walls to large free-standing buildings which could hold up to 32 hives. The evolution of beekeeping can be traced in the changing shape of the beehive and in the various structures used to
A great read about historical bee homes around the UK C. J. barlow This an excellent well written and interesting piece of literature documenting how Apis Millifera (European Honey bee) has been kept by our ancestors. It specifically covers the United Kingdom and discusses topics such as skeps, stone bases, bee boles, bee alcoves and bee houses. It references different styles and types of each and where they were located and who might use them. Some excellent images and sketches are provided and reference made to where they were found. . "Historical" according to Kathy A. Smith. Interesting and gives a lot of historical information. If you are a beekeeper or interested in bees, this has some very interesting information. Not helpful for actual beekeeping today.. bee boles and bee houses Donna A very interesting small book. It gives a good history of how important bees and there wax was to history. It was educational.
Anne Foster received her MA degree in Classical Archaeology in 1983 and has excavated on major sites in Britain which range in date from mesolithic to medieval and include Danebury, Hengistbury Head and Crickley Hill. She has contributed on specialist topics to several excavation reports. Her links with the International Bee Research Associ
She has contributed on specialist topics to several excavation reports. . Her links with the International Bee Research Association and her membership of the Wiltshire Buildings Record prompted her comprehensive survey of bee boles in Wiltshire, published in 1986. About the Author Anne Foster received her MA degree in Classical Archaeology in 1983 and has excavated on major sites in Britain which range in date from mesolithic to medieval and include Danebury, Hengistbury Head and Crickley Hill