|Old Backyard Bee Yard - Fall 2010|
I made a new hive stand but only 4.5 feet wide. It can hold 2 hives with room to work without placing anything on the uneven ground. This time i sunk the feet into the ground. The winds here can be bad and we get a good wind storm every year. The kind that can topple an unanchored stand. Instead of 2"x6"'s I only used 2"x4"'s. I put 6"x6" stones beneath the footers to keep the stand from sinking. It faces due East so the hives will face the morning Sun and not suffer so much from rain coming from the West or South.
|New Hive Stand with it's first colony|
This slope sits in full Sun and we've already begun planting it for bees. Mint, pussy willow, cone flower, Chickasaw plum, salvia, sunflower, borage, buckwheat, plus everything else we end up thinking of.
|First of many Hive stands|