I’m starting this topic out of encouragement from Faroe :-). I was one of the original crowdfunding persons back in 2015, at the time, I only purchased one hive. 2016, I purchased my second one.
Now, the campground called Bluebonnet in North Texas where I keep an RV, is wanting me to set up hives for them and teach/manage until they can take it over. There wanting to get the state tax exemption.
This is a huge jump for me. It should be fun and also a learning curve for me as well. I’m putting myself out there, please help me grow and give me positive/constructive feedback.
I know I’m going to be doing things probably a little controversial and or things that other document say I should not do, but part of that is learning and I do plan on documenting the outcome.
One of which is I do plan on setting up all 12 hives in one location. (See attached video) I do plan on creating a little park like set up so persons at the campground can learn and enjoy and see the hives. The hive set up will be in an arc, I’m creating a sundial. Something that when a person is within the ark of the hives set up and they stand in a certain location. It will tell them the time a day, I just think that will be just an additional pleasant surprise.
Having said that, there will be a number of hives, facing due north which I understand is something we all should avoid. There will be a number of hives that the entrances will be facing due east as well as due West. So over time I should be able to document how well some hives do over the others depending on their orientation.
This is some initial thoughts. Look for further post as development and learning curve continues