BIG DRUM ROLL (yes that is a shout)
I have finished the Bee House. Still some tweeking on where things go but I can now get on use it.
Plan to move the girls in late this month, as I now have to get on and prepare the place to look half tidy and to accommodate 86 men , women and children for the two day weekend 17th - 18th Nov. I do let myself in for things sometimes, but daughters can be very pervasive.
Any way the pics. First two shots give overall layout. The plan is to have two hives on either side of the front about a metre in from the concrete front edge.
Gives a bit over a metre free space behind the hives.
The bench which has transformed from a dunny seat.
Edit Forgot the cupboards.
The shelves (only just enough)
Now for what the Bee House was built for. Being able to shift heavy boxes full of honey and bees to where I can do inspections and manipulations.
First shot is the crane over target box. Final hive positions not fixed but a hive will sit around this spot.
Don’t let those slings fool you , they have 1000Kg breaking strain.
Next is box in transit
Next is box settling at destination.
Note I just guide the box with one hand walking it to destination and setting down with the chain in the other.
Final pic is the box on bench and a frame in the holder for photo and peek.
Photos are much better for sight impaired old buggers. (me in a few years time
I am sure the actual movement of full boxes of honey and bees may need some fine tuning but I am so happy with the system. Works just as I planned it but even easier than I imagined.