We used to have bees as long as I can remember. It was a hobby of my Oma and when we were kids we always wanted to be there when she was working at the bee-house.
This is my Oma - the pics were taken +/- 20 years ago infront of the bee-house with a honeycomb in her hand
the little smoker makes the bees leave the honeycomb and kinda calm them down
this a good friend with my Oma inside the bee-house
When my Oma got sick and died, my Dad took over the bees - well my interest was gone by that time because I started to show allergic reaction when I get stinged. My Dad used to have bees for 10 more years but then the regulation got tightened and he gave them up. The bee-house turned into a storage for junk...............last year I was going to paint the bee-house but it wasnt worth it anyomore, the boards were rotten and wood worms moved in also.
bee-house last year
roof tiles are off
the lath followed the next evening
an this is what it looks like now - the plinth still has to go
Saturday evening the bee-house was history..............bye bye bee house you are gone but not the memories - they will be treasured in my heart