I have commenced building a fit for purpose “Bee House” for the wanto better words"
SWMBO refers to it as the Taj BeeHal.
There were two reasons:
- Being 76 and already feeling the limitations of hive weight on my ability to do what I want.
It is hard to put hive boxs back without squishing bees and avoid back problems to boot. So looking forward another 20 years I still want to be able to attend to the needs of the bees and manage my hives responsibily and
- I was jealous of those couple of great “bee houses” I saw on here but can’t find again.
To that end the build was envisaged and commenced.
Set amongst the olive trees and with the front aspect facing North East to catch the morning sun in Winter and a adequate shade provided by large trees at the rear.
Something for our @Eva . The first post.
To get an idear of this pole Eva I can just lightly mesh my fingers with my arms around it. It has 1.1m inthe ground and 2.9m above. Weighs in just 300 Kg. You have to amit that "that is a pole).
Soon there were 4.
The size is roughly 3.5m X4.5m
Now you can see some of the centre piece of the building.
Those big I beams will have trollies running back and forth along them. Attached to those trollies, and extending between them will be another beam (actually a HD roller door track) which will also have a trolley running along it suspending a chain block and tackle.
This crane system will enable me to pickup any box or whole hive from anywhere in the house and place it any where else. The chain block and tackle will allow precision in lifting and lowering a mm at a time if necessary.
All the poles are on waiting for the roof and wall cladding. Roof poles have a 4 deg slope left to right.
Notice the sand pile and boards. They were there to give Trevor enough height to put the rails on top. The 3m lift was just out of his reach on level ground.
The floor will be cemented.
Well thats the stage I am at now and have to leave it till the tin comes.
Will also let me get on with all the other neglected jobs . Yippee says SWMBO
Will update as more is done.