Beautiful Beekeeping – Beautiful Beehives Of The Day – Simple But Elegant

I’ve posted a lot of pictures of decorated hives, but I love the look of simple white hives too, especially when they’re a beautiful part of the landscape.

I think these are especially elegant.

Exquisite white National-style hives in the UK

Exquisite white National-style hives in the UK

My own White Hive surrounded by Nepeta and David Austin roses

My own White Hive surrounded by Nepeta and David Austin roses

Lovely placement

Lovely placement

Hive and white dogwood tree

Hive and white dogwood tree

My friend Eric's new white hives

My friend Eric’s new white hives

13 thoughts on “Beautiful Beekeeping – Beautiful Beehives Of The Day – Simple But Elegant

  1. Green Knight says:

    i note a distinct absence of beehives that resemble Chinese pagodas.get busy, people.

  2. nikki.vane@btopenworld.com says:

    Hello I love your posts and blog! I live in London and a friend of mine, Luke Dixon, has a new book out. I didnt wish to post on your blog in case it appeared to be ‘advertising’. He is an experienced beekeeper and this new book will be very interesting indeed, with poetry etc. see below for more information. Kind regards Nikki

    BEES & HONEY myth, folklore and traditions

    From the beginning of time to the present day the book show the ways in which bees and beekeeping, honey and wax, are a part of the culture, mythology, theology and folklore of every people in the world. And how humans and bees have had a magical relationship since the creative of the world itself. We will spend a lot of time with the Ancient Greeks, journey through the harems of Arabia to the savannahs of Africa. And we will visit the English countryside too. Everywhere we go, across centuries and continents, we will find that the tiny humble honeybee, man’s companion as long as there has been a man on the earth, has been and continues to be a source of wonder and magic. It’s just a small volume but I hope full of fascinating stories.  You can buy a copy direct from www.urbanbeekeeping.co.uk

    ________________________________

  3. Beautiful photos! The top hives are so chic that it makes me want to take up beekeeping!

  4. Simon says:

    Terrific photos! I love seeing a hive being integrated nicely within gardens as a natural and fitting element.

    • I like that too! Thanks!!

      How are your bees doing??

      • Simon says:

        They are swell! Thank you for asking. They’ve been tearing into our crabapple in the font-yard over the past few days and carrying heavy loads into the hive. It looks like a 10-lane highway going in and out. I’m going to open the hive on Sunday and hope to see lots of larvae and eggs at that time.

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