Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
July 23, 2014, 08:44:22 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Bee Shed  (Read 2519 times)
ArmucheeBee
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 514

Location: Rome, Georgia


« on: March 06, 2011, 02:02:11 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.
http://img821.imageshack.us/i/p1000862c.jpg/
Logged

Stephen Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

"You don't need a license to drive a sandwich."  SpongeBob Squarepants
AllenF
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 8104

Location: Hiram, Georgia


« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 02:22:29 PM »

Sweet.  I like the gravel underfoot.
Logged
BlueBee
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 4120

Location: Mid Michigan


« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 04:16:55 PM »

Nice work, you’ve got lucky bees!
Logged
Jim 134
Super Bee
*****
Online Online

Gender: Male
Posts: 2211


Location: Hinsdale, New Hampshire 03451 USA


WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 04:38:13 PM »

Looking good!!!



    BEE HAPPY Jim 134 Smiley
Logged

"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
        Chinese Proverb

"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/
dean0
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 63

Location: Deltona, Fl.


WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 05:41:38 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???
« Last Edit: March 06, 2011, 07:40:29 PM by dean0 » Logged
Tommyt
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 855


Location: TampaBay Fl


« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 07:19:40 PM »

That's a nice shed,Is that a mud board stand?


Tommyt
Logged

"Not everything found on the internet is accurate"
Abraham Lincoln
beee farmer
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 387


Location: Jackson, Mississippi


« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 07:40:06 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.
Logged

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do"  Benjamin Franklin
ArmucheeBee
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 514

Location: Rome, Georgia


« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 08:34:39 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!!
Logged

Stephen Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

"You don't need a license to drive a sandwich."  SpongeBob Squarepants
Keskin
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 38

Location: Ankara, Turkey


« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 03:35:34 PM »

Negative ?
Wonderful...
I will copy because I need something like that.
Your solution is very good...
Logged

How many times I’ve wonder
and it still comes out the same.
                                              Conway Twitty

No matter how you look at it or think of it
You see it’s life and we just got to play the game.
                                              Sam Moore

For curious people: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAA_LUCb0QE&feature=related
GWDawg1
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 46

Location: North Mississippi


« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 08:14:28 AM »

I like that top.  What about paper wasps, they like that sort of thing down South.
Logged
ArmucheeBee
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 514

Location: Rome, Georgia


« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 09:51:12 PM »

we have wasps in every nook and cranny, just squash and run.
Logged

Stephen Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

"You don't need a license to drive a sandwich."  SpongeBob Squarepants
jgaito
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 135

Location: North Carolina


« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 09:47:33 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.
Logged
Paraplegic Racehorse
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 146

Location: Richland, Benton County, Washington State

Kilted beekeepers unite!


WWW
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2011, 12:17:35 PM »

Are you planning to enclose it, making a bee house as can be found in so many places in Europe?
Logged

I'm Paraplegic Racehorse.
Member in good standing: International Discordance of Kilted Apiarists, Local #994

The World Beehive Project - I endeavor to build at least one of every beehive in common use today and document the entire process.
ArmucheeBee
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 514

Location: Rome, Georgia


« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 10:49:42 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?
Logged

Stephen Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

"You don't need a license to drive a sandwich."  SpongeBob Squarepants
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.329 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page July 14, 2014, 04:17:07 AM