Hive setup

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by crazy8days, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    Suggestions if I can set these up better.

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  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Dang, it looks like a mighty nice set-up to me. :thumbsup:
    I guess if you had 2 rows instead of one you could alternate them in a zig-zag pattern to reduce drift, but it's probably not a big issue.
    Nice and tidy!
     

  3. kebee

    kebee Active Member

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    That is how I have mine and I think they will do just fine.

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  4. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    looks good to me crazy!, of course i'm the one that has to set up hives to accommodate bees, without bears......:lol:
    have to rig bear fencing so my hives aren't exactly set up to prevent drifting. i think no matter what we do, there will always be drifting of some sort or another, that's where we the keeps come in to determine hive strengths, etc, from one hive to another.

    thanks for the photo!
     
  5. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    Looks really good to me too.
     
  6. blueblood

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    Looks good to me....crazy good! Ha! The picture was an optical illusion at first for me. I thought the hives were stair stepping down a hill. Anyone else think that?
     
  7. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks good to me, but I have a lot of local skunks, so mine sit in that sort of row about 18 inches up.
     
  8. bamabww

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    Looks good. Love the choice of colors with alternating bottom boards.
     
  9. bamabww

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    yeah, thought that myself until I opened it up full size.
     
  10. crazy8days

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    Thanks everyone. I wanted to make sure all is good before they arrive. As for my layout, I was given one area I can set my bees. Shallow creek in the back, driving path in front facing horse pasture. The hives are angled so they face SE. Get the morning sun knocking on the front door. As for the color of hives and not all matching is due to running out of one color. lol My friends daughter (13) likes to paint. Thinking about bringing her 2 boxes over to paint flowers or whatever is on her mind then put them in the mix. Might help with drifting? If not they'll look cool.
     
  11. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    I like that angled off-setting and the adequate spaces you've allowed between hives. You'll find it makes managing the hives much easier your way than it is when they are crowded together. The basic height looks good too. :thumbsup:
     
  12. tecumseh

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    it is good to have work space around the hive...
     
  13. litefoot

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    I like what you've done there. Besides the spacing to prevent drifting, would it help to turn the entrances in different directions? I'm not suggesting this. I'm asking the question.