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Author Topic: Bee yard photos and lay out-2008  (Read 10198 times)
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« on: January 20, 2008, 11:54:03 AM »


I just finished making this platform for my hives. I needed it to be aesthetically pleasing for the neighbors
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 12:01:18 PM »

I see we have plans to expand the number of hives? (empty space on the end)

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 12:44:53 PM »

I'd make sure the skirting is closed tight or you may have a bee colony moving in under there!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 05:06:48 PM »

Here's one from my yard at the house. Harvesting from a ladder gets old, so build your stands lower to the ground, as M.B. suggests.




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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 05:21:30 PM »

Here's another one.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 09:06:09 PM »

Hey Steve!
You just cant imagine how much that looks like the back of my house!
Even with the little square cut out of the skirting...Was that to get access to the electric outlet under there?
 I dont have my hives in the same place tho,..mine are obout a hundred feet out from the house in the woods.
 I would post a picture to show you but my conputer broke last weekend and i lost ALL of my pictures..hundreds of them! I lost years of email addresses too...bummer.
 My new hive stands are just like yours except I used 4x4's for the cross pieces that hold up the hives.
your friend,
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 09:08:49 PM »

As a matter of fact Steve, If I remember, I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it. I have to start pics sometime,. huh!
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 10:26:42 PM »

Steve, well, I would say that you have done a great job of making this an aesthetically pleasing apiary.  Good for you, your neighbours will appreciate it (we hope, eh?).  Nice job.

JP, you have great looking set ups going on there too.  See, all you had to do was work a little harder, and now you are showing up pictures (come on lazy guy, keep on keepin' on!!!!).

John, eeeks!!!!  Now wouldn't that frost ya kabitskers!!!!  All those pictures gone by the wayside, I am sorry to hear that.  That is instilling a thought with me and I need to carry through on this.  I have to back up the pictures on my hard drive, that is where my pictures are stored, and I would be a cryin' girl if I lost all my stuff.  Those computers sure can be naughty things when they decide to take a trip to the wild side.  Bad, bad, bad.  Have a wonderful day.  Cindi
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 10:35:09 PM »

John that was for the dish network satellite  (Previous Owner). Would welcome seeing a picture.

Cindi you haven't seen anything yet. Wait till you see the flower garden thats planed to go around and in front. The wife was picking out bee friendly seeds to day at walmart. COME ON THE SUMMER !

We are actually going to camouflage the hives by putting some flower beds in so as to distract the eye away from the beehives and more of OH WOW what pretty flowers !
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 10:35:49 PM »

Cindi, sometimes imageshack lets me load them sometimes it doesn't, even if they say jpeg at the end of the file name. It gives me a headache.

Computer challenged, JP
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 10:37:59 PM »

JP, that is strange.  I used to have problems upon problems with ImageShack, but things are now OK.  Why don't you put a question in the computer tech forum?  It sounds like you may need an answer here to help you out.  I bet one of our forum friends could help ya.  Good luck, best of a great day.  Cindi
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 10:39:20 PM »

(Keeps very quite about his day job ).... Computers is only a word used 9-5 and on week days if the BAT phone isn't used....
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 10:40:08 PM »

Brendhan gave me some suggestions there. I will look into it.

Sincerely, JP
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2008, 11:56:55 AM »

Cindi, sometimes imageshack lets me load them sometimes it doesn't, even if they say jpeg at the end of the file name. It gives me a headache.

Computer challenged, JP


JP

Perhaps you already figured out this problem. Dane Branage one of our forum members turned me on to "tinypic.com". It works really well and this is how I now post my photos. Haven't had problems with this website.


This is a beekeeper up the block who took this photo.

But you can see how nice and large the photos are. You get to the website and first resize the photo to 640x480 - (it says message board size) Then you click on browse and choose one of your photos. It will pop into the space called "file"Then you press "upload". Then you come to a screen and choose the message board size. You click on it and it copies the photo. So when you come to this forum and want to post. You just paste the image and there you have it, a nice size photo that is acceptable to the forum. I always suggest you preview your post first to see if you like it.

Let me know what you think
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Just realized that this photo should probably be posted on another forum. Oops!!



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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2008, 12:23:53 AM »

Thats a great picture!
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2008, 08:44:59 AM »

Hey, Annette, I am going to give that program a whirl and let you know that I think of it.  My pictures that I ever want to post on the forum are already resized to under 100kb, so using this program should be even more of a snap, going now to give it a try.  Have an awesome day, Cindi

Wasn't that just the best picture of the bees against the blue sky and the vehicle, beautiful!!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2008, 12:41:46 PM »

They are a beekeeping couple with 65 hives up the block from me. They are extremely busy with full time jobs and do the beekeeping at night and weekends. I worked with the guy my first year as a beekeeper and he showed me some stuff, but they really are way to busy to help me anymore.  They bring their hives to the almond orchards every year and that photo was taken by the wife next to their durango suv.

Yes, let me know what you think of tinypic.com

Annette from still cold Placerville. Sorry for complaining but I am spoiled here with the weather.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2008, 09:01:39 AM »

Annette, I dabbled a little with the "tiny" site.  Didn't get too far, I like my system where I copy particular pictures into a folder on my laptop that I use for special pictures and then I resize them there using VSO.  Then whenever I am ready to put a picture into a post I use ImageShack on the forum I just upload through ImageShack.  I find this simple because ImageShack is always sitting right in the forum when I want to use that program.  Seems to me that if I wanted to use the "tiny" program I would have to activate it, upload to it and then paste.  Seems like an extra step, unless I am missing out something simple here.  Have an awesome day.  Cindi
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2008, 04:41:10 PM »

One thing I have been meaning to do, is post some pics of my apiary.  I'll update it again at the end of summer when I have my new apiary location finished (it's about 75 yards from the current location) and my other hives established.  The new location is shown here.  I have some small trees to cut first but no biggie.  I have a pic of the current apiary location and also one of a busy Italian hive (the largest of my hives).  These were all taken today (March 3).

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Bassman's Emerald Apiary
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2008, 05:03:57 PM »

I enjoyed those photos and how the camera moves in like that. That was cool??
Healthy looking hive also.

Thanks for sharing
Annette
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