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Latitude: 53.2191 / 53°13'8"N
Longitude: -3.3499 / 3°20'59"W
OS Eastings: 309962
OS Northings: 369968
OS Grid: SJ099699
Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.18R2
Mapcode Global: WH76W.JC00
Entry Name: Bee-boles at Aberwheeler House
Listing Date: 20 May 2002
Last Amended: 20 May 2002
Source ID: 26645
Building Class: Domestic
Location: At north-west corner of the garden to the rear of Aberwheeler House
Community: Aberwheeler (Aberchwiler)
Locality: Aberwheeler House
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Bee-keeping is known from the C18 in north-east Wales, and probably from the C17; in 1797 the Wrexham Agricultural Society was awarding prizes for honey. Compare early bee-boles (for single skeps) at Garthgynan (Llanfair D C), or large ones at Plas-yn-rhos (Llangynhafal).
A set of six bee-boles in a wall of handmade brickwork. The site chosen is south-facing, which is known to have been favoured as encouraging early working of the bees. These are wide bee-boles, compared e.g. with Garthgynan, probably to take two bee skeps in each.
Each is about 0.9 m wide with a depressed arch springing from about 0.3 m; the inside of each bole is painted white.
Listed as a set of early bee-boles and for group value with Aberwheeler House.
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