Bee boles in a wall at Westerdale, North Yorkshire

Bee boles in a wall at Westerdale, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken June 1980 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA80/03469

Bees were an important element within the rural economy, both for the production of honey (when sugar was still an expensive luxury) and for pollinating fruit trees. Bee boles (as here) were often built to hold hives.

Location

North Yorkshire Westerdale

Period

1980s (1980 - 1989)

Tags

food sugar honey bee rural 1980s (1980 - 1989)