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Sherlock Holmes & Bee Keeping

Updated: Feb 26, 2019

In the story His Last Bow, we read that Holmes has discontinued his consulting detective work and has taken up bee keeping. “But you have retired, Holmes.  We heard of you as living the life of a hermit among your bees and your books in a small farm upon the South Downs.’" After a long career of hunting criminals, Holmes looks for solitude in South Downs. It's a lovely place in the south of England with rolling hills and wonderfully rural space and apparently a perfect place for bee keeping.