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Offline DayValleyDahlias

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The New Bee Yard
« on: April 03, 2008, 05:09:28 PM »
All looks well from the outside...

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I couldn't get imageshack to d/l these...I am trying photobucket  hhmmm

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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 05:26:41 PM »
Very nice.

What kind of boxes are those?  Commercial or did you make them?

They don't look like 10 frame equipment either.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 06:43:55 PM »
I think your husband deserves a case of beer or his favorite bevarage for all that hard work. I think that project turned out wonderfull and thanks for sharing.

p.s. Is this the same place were some wild bees stung someone not to long ago?

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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 07:37:17 PM »
LOL, that should be renamed the "sting yard"...if you notice there are 2 empty cinder block foundations where the new packages will go. 

The equipment is 8 frame, and was given to me last year before I knew about mediums and the like.  If the bees survive just fine, I will have 2 all medium 8 frame hives, and 2 hives with deep broods and med or shallow honey supers.

That's the human plan, don't know what the bees have planned...LOL

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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 09:39:00 PM »
Sharon

What a beautiful bee yard. I can't wait until your bees arrive. Please post photos when they arrive. After you hive them or even when hiving them. That should be fun.

I am very happy for you and totally understand your feelings about this wonderful hobby we have.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 09:54:06 PM »
Beautiful! Makes me long for summer seeing all the plants. Your bees have a nice place to call home.
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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 10:07:35 PM »
You are all too kind,

Thank you so..And yes the hubby really did a great job, considering this is more ""my" hobby than his...I think his hobby, is building stuff for my hobbies HAHA

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 11:46:34 PM »
Sharon, wow!!!  You got a very, very beautiful apiary there.  Your Husband really did a fine job, and I am not kidding.  Looking at the craftmanship that went into that piece of work was something else.  My hat off to him!!!  What a gorgeous little knoll on the hill.

Your bees will love to live there, not a doubt in my mind, beauty and thank you for sharing this with us.  Have a most wonderfully awesome day.  Cindi
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008, 11:53:23 PM »
Gosh, what a beautiful space - your bees should be really happy.

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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008, 12:27:16 AM »
Thanks again, I am truly humbled...I needed a flat work area, and I got one.  Makes it much easier to work with the bees, and I can look out my kitchen and front room window to peek in on them too...  Yay!

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008, 08:13:00 AM »
I'm jealous.  I'm always having to figure out how to level them...

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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2008, 10:56:08 AM »
Ah Michael...looks pretty level to me...lucky duck!

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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2008, 03:41:47 PM »
Great job Sharon. Since the bees will be happier I am sure they will up the rent a bit this year for you! BTW it looks more like a 2 beer case job.

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2008, 04:20:13 PM »
Ohhhhhh . . . it is so lovely.  I'll post pictures as soon as mine is finished.  We have a lot of work to do before our bees arrive in two weeks, but it has been raining a lot.  It's good for the new lawn and the clover I planted, but doesn't help getting out there preparing the bee yard.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2008, 10:54:57 PM »
Fantastic looking!
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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2008, 11:16:21 PM »
Oh boy, Sharon!!
 That IS really NICE!! :)
 That looks like "Bee Heaven!"
 It also reminds me of a "Monument" to bee keeping!
 Kind of like the Washinton Monument!
 All it needs is a bronze plaque commemorating the site!
The rest of your yard looks really nice too. Tell your husband That i think he did a GREAT job on this bee yard!

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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2008, 08:16:32 AM »
nice set up Sharon!!!


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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2008, 10:47:02 AM »
OOOOhhh thank y'all...I get started on that bronze plaque   :lol:

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Re: The New Bee Yard
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2008, 04:15:15 PM »
I have a bronze historical plaque next to my front door...It says,"On This Site in 1891 Nothing Happened".
Cool, huh?

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