I have embarked on my first beeK journey, and started out by throwing this stand together with some leftover wood from a deck project.
Please give some feedback. I know it it prob overkill, but I have tractors to help move stuff around, and the best thing, it was leftover material!!
The stand is on elevated clay bed where drainage from the property runs away from this location. I have set the stand up where the hives will face east, and will get some late afternoon shade. This area is a bit lower than my highpoint on the land and has a natural wind break that typically comes from the North.
The stand is approx 6x18x72 and rests 16" off the ground. I anticipate coons and skunks as I am in the country. I plan on keeping 2 hives with some extra room.