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My Home Apiary
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:22:27 PM »
This is my home apiary. It's just outside the village that I live in and up past the converted granary that's my studio. From the apiary a Norman Motte and Bailey can be seen. It's quite possible that some of William the Conqueror's army used this when they 'harried the north'.



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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 07:10:42 PM »
very pretty area.  my sister lives in southern england.  i thought it was much like my area both in weather and landscape.  she's outside Taunton.  you are farther north?
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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 06:41:00 AM »
Hello Kathyp,

Yes further north and east. Taunton is just in the south west of England and a marginally warmer climate than Yorkshire. We have (supposed to) less greater wax moth infestations due to a colder winter, than the southern beekeepers.

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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 11:36:07 AM »
Andrew, that is a most beautiful picture, wow, thank you for sharing.  Have that great, most wonderful day, great health.  Cindi
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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 03:06:58 PM »
What is a Norman Motte and Bailey?

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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 05:09:10 PM »
What is a Norman Motte and Bailey?

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Hi Keith,

This is a Motte and Bailey:



This is Norman advanced warfare, which gave them an advantage during their conquest of England. It's a quickly and easily erected small castle based upon a raised earthwork. Closer to it it's possible to see where the buildings stood. I'll try and get a photo for you.

This is the view from my apairy looking across towards the Motte and Bailey, it's covered in trees but is visible on the horizon in the middle of the photo. The farmer has planted barley in the field.

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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 10:01:33 AM »
Thanks Andrew I have never heard of it before

Wow what a nice view you got there

Thanks

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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 12:13:28 PM »
Nice setup you have there.
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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009, 12:30:45 PM »
Very Nice Andrew, Thanks for sharing.

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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 01:43:08 PM »
Nice, awesome history! 

And at least you'll be somewhat protected if those barbarian Anglos  attack!!  :-D
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Re: My Home Apiary
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2009, 06:42:24 PM »
Nice, awesome history!  

And at least you'll be somewhat protected if those barbarian Anglos  attack!!  :-D

Hang on we are the Anglos! You do mean the Norman's don't you?

Andrew



ps. Here's a close up of the Motte & Bailey - you can see the mounds where buildings stood, the castle mound covered in trees and the moat still runs past. Just looks like the illustration above. Best of all I found some mushrooms for my dinner in the field!