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    Default Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Regards, Barry

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    Bet you don't have comb like this!

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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    I have no idea how that would work
    You don't know what you don't know.
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    Honey harvest would not be fun!
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Wait til Ace sees this thread ... he will be telling us how those beekeepers built their hive stands all wrong!


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    Ace should conduct a full engineering study and report back to us!
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Early lesson is dont jump around and do a dance when you get stung!
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    Where are their buckets?

    That just goes to show that there is more than one way to skin a cat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    Early lesson is dont jump around and do a dance when you get stung!
    No kidding. You'd find what drones really feel like when they get expelled from the hive!
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Wow that's insane!

    Wonder how long it's been done that way & if anyone has been killed.

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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by TalonRedding View Post
    Where are their buckets?
    I did see one slab of slate on one hive but wind currents are usually straight up or straight down on a mountain face like that. No way for the hives to topple over.
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    I thought the bucket might be for passing things up and down, I wouldn't want to work that apiary having to clamber up and down for every little thing. That guy must be fit.

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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    I did see one slab of slate on one hive but wind currents are usually straight up or straight down on a mountain face like that. No way for the hives to topple over.
    Lol....you're a trip!
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    One word..... WHY?

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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Do you suppose they had a Hilti or would that be star drill and hammer to set the pins?
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Hilti? Are you kidding?! Try Harbor Freight!
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    One word..... WHY?
    My thought exactly.
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    For as often as I drop my hive tool, it'd take forever to check those hives.

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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Glad that I don't have to climb that high. Looks like a miniature Perone hive built out of recycled pallets. Now that's a good idea. I counted 1/3 on the pic and got lost with so many hives. Must be close to 200+ hives up there. Wonder how he's able to collect the honey and do swarm management if at all. That's what happens when flat land is scarce or not available to him. I voted for the most amazing pic on BeeS this year.
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    Default Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    I did assume Hilti. Which also made me wonder if this apiary is fairly recent rather than how it's always been done.

    Going by that other Chinese beekeeping doco that was posted on Beesource maybe a year ago, that could be enough hives to provide a living for one family. But wow imagine working there all the time.

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