Ok - after garnering inspiration from some previous posts here a few months ago I decided to embark on a project of my own. First, I cut some locust posts and dug 3 foot holes with my manually powered post hole digger. Then set the posts and that's as far as i've gotten (see pics). My plan is the put a frame of pressure treated 2x6's around and attached to the locust posts. Then I'll put another 2x6 about 18 inches from the outside on each side. This is what will support the hives. I plan to set these joists apart the same distance as a frame is so that I can use it as a frame rest when performing hive inspections.
Is there anything else you would recommend, or possibly that I have not considered? I want to make any last minute adjustments before the 2x6's go on! The reason I cut my posts the length they are is that I want to be able to attach something to it to provide a wind break during the winters. Also I have considered cutting a small opening in the 2x6's where the hives are going to rest so that I can slip a white mite board in easily.