WHAT I DO

I will lay your Hedge, Build or repair your Dry stone walling or plant new hedges.

Hedgelaying, Planting, Drystone Walling, Garden features, House stonework, hedgelaying, teaching, illustrated talks, Training in Hedgelaying Training in Hedgelaying, Stonework, Drystone Walling

I live and work in the North York Moors area



I'm a qualified hedgelayer and have laid hedges in Ireland, Holland and in the UK. I'm also a drystone waller and have built houses (and walls), garden features, gate entrances in Ireland, Australia and in England.

I've been told I'm a bit of walling and hedgelaying nerd. But I don't mind it because it's normal. Doesn't everyone stop and take pictures of these when they are on holiday?

Some of the site contains my work along with pictures of hedges, walls and walling features from places I've visited. It should be pretty obvious which is my work.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bee House - Bee Holes, Beeboles

Directly uphill from Bank House Farm in Glaisdale are these curious looking 'holes' in a drystone wall.
Set in the boundary wall between field and moor these face the south east so are exposed to the morning sun and sheltered from the prevailing winds.  These are built as shelters for straw bee skeps, an early beehive, in which swarms of bees build their nests and of course produce honey.  These ones have recently been restored in 2013.

There may be others but I'm not aware of any others in drystone walls.  There are however some others built from mortared stone.  These include one at Dale Head in Westerdale near a public bridleway (NZ678045) and also six holes next to a farm house on Cropton Lane above Wrelton.