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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012
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    Davidson County, TN
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    Default Using tree stumps as hive stands??

    So I am transplanting my hives to a new location in a residential area, and there are some tree stumps in my yard that are the perfect height/width for holding my bee hives. And I don't have to buy new materials. Any downside to this strategy that I should be considering? Ventilation problems? Just looking for advice, thanks!

  2. #2
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Using tree stumps as hive stands??

    ants and termites which are treatable
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  3. #3
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    Aug 2005
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    Fort Wayne, IN
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    Default Re: Using tree stumps as hive stands??

    Hives need to be level both front/back and left/right especially if going foundationless. Suppose you could shim them up if it isn't too bad. Otherwise I was wondering if the wood would be damp, retain water, get moldy? Seen a lot of mushrooms growing on tree stumps.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2012
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    Laurel Hill, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Using tree stumps as hive stands??

    Try painting the tops of the stumps.

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