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Offline nella

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HIVE STANDS
« on: June 08, 2009, 03:20:25 PM »
  On this web site. Did I see a hive stand made out of a single piece of pipe driven into the ground with an adjustable platform for leveling the hive? Would anyone have plans for it?

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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 04:55:56 PM »
I've never seen one like you're talking about but that sounds extremely unstable.

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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 05:26:26 PM »
That's a great idea :-D You could get a 3 inch pipe set it 2 foot in the ground 1 foot above weld a plate on top before putting it in the ground of coarse set it in cement easy to weed eat around.
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 05:33:27 PM »
Yes I am pretty sure that maybe back towards late winter or early spring someone posted a set up like you are describing on this forum I believe.  It looked like way too much work and not very flexible as far as moving hives around.

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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 03:26:38 PM »
Cinder blocks sitting on an outdoor rug works well enough. Just don't forget a few paver stones for you to put the smoker down on.
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 06:32:52 PM »
there was one but it was concreted around the base so it couldn't be moved, nice strong setup but couldn't move anywhere!!
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 06:53:34 AM »
Why do you need paver stones to put the smoker on?  That is what the lid of the next hive over is for ;) I use the cinderblocks also, but if I really had the setup I wanted, I would have benches for my hives.  I would set four posts in concrete, brace them diagonally, and then frame the top of the posts with 2x6 pressure treated wood.  Each bench would take 5 or 6 hives with 8-10 inches of space between hives.  In the winter, I could push all the hives snugly together, and then wrap the whole block.

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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 11:37:08 AM »
Two landscape timbers laid flat on the ground work just fine for me, holds 3 hives with room to set a box in between when working the hives. 
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 08:43:27 PM »
I use landscape timbers also, but I set mine on top of 2 cynder blocks each side, keeps ants away if you treat the blocks. SAVES A MOWING TRIP  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009, 10:03:13 AM »
What's this thing you refer to as "mowing"?  Mine all have a top entrance as well.
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 03:16:21 PM »
I built my hivestand of steel 3x3's and channel with two legs sunk in concrete to support the "stand" part of it. It will hold 4 or 5 hives and is easy to keep ants out of.

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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009, 09:08:24 PM »
I hope you never need to move it  :evil:
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 10:06:02 AM »
Me too! :-D

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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009, 11:57:52 AM »
What's this thing you refer to as "mowing"?  Mine all have a top entrance as well.

cutting grass and weed-eating  ;),  I use 2 bottoms entrances, besides part of the deal I have with land owners is that I keep it clean around the hives, having them up like that also saves on bending over (back pains)
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2009, 12:48:20 PM »
I use landscape timbers also, but I set mine on top of 2 cynder blocks each side, keeps ants away if you treat the blocks. SAVES a MOWING TRIP  ;)

What do you treat the blocks with?  This is about what I'm doing except with 6x6s that I had around, and I have a minor ant issue.
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2009, 01:18:30 PM »
I have a minor ant issue.
I had some of the same. But I took a different approach. My bottom boards have "feet" (lag screws) that set in cups (I used aluminum tea candle casings, but plan to move to something a bit heavier gauge soon) the cups naturally collect water and keeps ants out by being an effective "moat" around each of the legs. Being that the "feet" are screws, leveling is fairly straight forward.
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2009, 05:16:52 PM »
I use landscape timbers also, but I set mine on top of 2 cynder blocks each side, keeps ants away if you treat the blocks. SAVES a MOWING TRIP  ;)

What do you treat the blocks with?  This is about what I'm doing except with 6x6s that I had around, and I have a minor ant issue.

I dont treat the timbers because my timbers sit on blocks, I do spray the blocks with Triazicide , been using it for years and never had a problem.  it does keep away and kill ant's very good though. 
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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2009, 02:02:45 AM »
    Here's a link I found on another site.  Is this sort of what you're looking for?  I hope they don't mind my copying it here.


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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2009, 05:23:16 PM »
A shovel to level the ground and cinder blocks set on scraps of rubber roofing seems to work OK for me. No mowing and cheap!

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Re: HIVE STANDS
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2009, 04:37:32 PM »
I built a stand from cement blocks to keep ants out. It turned out to be really sturdy and its still movable. Pics on myspace page at signature . I still cant figure out how to add a picture to these posts but, I think some folks may like my design.



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