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Offline ArmucheeBee

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Bee Shed
« on: March 06, 2011, 03:02:11 PM »
After getting wet from afternoon thunderstorms more than half a dozen times last year, I built a shed.  The bees face east and south and the wall is on the west side.  Afternoon heat and humidty are a big concern so the west wall is for shade.  It also serves as a wind/weather break.  Our bees spend a lot of energy cooling the hives in summer so I hope this will help them as well as me.  I also can store boxes since I out grew my storage building due to boxes and frames.
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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 03:22:29 PM »
Sweet.  I like the gravel underfoot.

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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 05:16:55 PM »
Nice work, you’ve got lucky bees!

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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 05:38:13 PM »
Looking good!!!



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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 06:41:38 PM »
That is a nice looking setup you have and I really like the frame holder stand you have in the back portion of the shed.  That would come in handy the older I get and things on the ground start getting harder and harder to retrieve.

You built them a nice place but I don't see any bees around your hives???
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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 08:19:40 PM »
That's a nice shed,Is that a mud board stand?


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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 08:40:06 PM »
Nice!  Throw 2 more sides on it and it would be great for overwintering nucs.  Would keep the cold wind off them and sandwich them in to conserve heat.
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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 09:34:39 PM »
Not a mud board stand.  I don't know what that is.  I made the frame holder stand, just a simple scissor design.  It is collaspable but I have it screwed tight since I do not move it.  Yes, I have two more 4x8 panels that I can add on in the winter.   I had my driveway graveled so I took some for this job.  No bees flying because it was about 47 degrees when I took the pic.  Thanks for comments and none were negative, yet!!
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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 04:35:34 PM »
Negative ?
Wonderful...
I will copy because I need something like that.
Your solution is very good...
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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 09:14:28 AM »
I like that top.  What about paper wasps, they like that sort of thing down South.

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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 10:51:12 PM »
we have wasps in every nook and cranny, just squash and run.
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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 10:47:33 AM »
love the idea.   for me the wall would be facing the north.   it would sure be nice not to have that North Carolina sun beating down on me.

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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2011, 01:17:35 PM »
Are you planning to enclose it, making a bee house as can be found in so many places in Europe?
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Re: Bee Shed
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 11:49:42 PM »
I plan to enclose in the winter, but there is no electric so it would be very dark inside.  so part of the open walls is the ability to work in light spring, summer, and fall.  our winters can be really wet so having the side walls on down to the bottom boards well help increase the life of my boxes.  So the main two reasons for the shed are first:  summer time sun beating me to death and then winter rain ruining my wooden ware.  I also store supers inside in winter.  i recently painted that western wall white to reflect the sun.  the other 3 walls i will paint darker for winter sun.  just a fun project because i had a goat shed but sold my goats.  this only cost around $80, using all new wood, that is only 3/8 plywood I believe so not very expensive.  so it cost me what? 8 quarts of honey to build?
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