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    Well went out today and bought myself a 10x16 honey house to start the new year in. Going to put in all my tools and equipment in it. Can't wait going to be delivered next Thursday.
    Let bees be bees.

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    Two hives?

    No, really, I hope you enjoy having a place to do your extracting and stuff.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Good for you! I have an 8' X 12' room in which to do all my harvesting, and for storage of extra supers, and that's for 8 hives. It gets really crowded! I really need to upgrade to a larger building.

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    One usually finds that no matter how large one builds a building it turns out too small.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Right on Mark. My dad's reply when asked his opinion on how big a shed to buy..."No matter how big you get it, it won't be big enough." Totally right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    One usually finds that no matter how large one builds a building it turns out too small.
    Quite true!

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    First I was booted from the kitchen, now I'm booted from the office. Help Olly!
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    Yea my wife already said I needed someplace for my tools and equipment for my hives. Just have five now but next year I am expanding. She likes the honey and enjoys the bees just not my tools on the front porch.
    Let bees be bees.

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    Charlie, Olly tells me you got bees on the roof, rats in the basement, bats in the attic! Just add on a bellfry and move all your equipment up there.
    -desimoto

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Two hives?
    ...
    I have to admit. I cracked up at that one, Mark.

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    WTG on the honey house Adam !!

    my future plans for my honey house is 40 X 30 , not quite sure on the exact inside layout yet , but i am always open for suggestions.

    I hate building things twice : ) it's like that saying "there's never enough time to do it right , but always time to do it over" LOL

    Ben

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    Cool Re: Honey house

    Moved into my new building in June, and 50X100 is full and I don't store my supers indoor. Never big enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    First I was booted from the kitchen, now I'm booted from the office. Help Olly!
    You are welcome to extract anytime.
    Show me the cash.
    Got to feel that wallet bulging as I drive home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-amick View Post
    Charlie, Olly tells me you got bees on the roof, rats in the basement, bats in the attic! Just add on a bellfry and move all your equipment up there.
    -desimoto
    We have to get coffee and discuss the new Bay Area honey house donated by your boss Olly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Honey Householder View Post
    Moved into my new building in June, and 50X100 is full and I don't store my supers indoor. Never big enough.
    Tell em the whole story Ron. How much room is for bee stuff and how much room is for beekeepers? Sorry just trying out a new icon.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Jim not much bee keeping this time of the year, just a lot of bee stuff. A load of feed, new hive bodies, new frames, more feeders, more and ya more equipment for new hives next year. My honey house is only 23x50 of the building. Very little honey left in inventory, which leaves me a little room.

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    What kind of honey house are we talking about? A honey house for equipment, or a approved honey house by the health dept.? Never heard of one of those brought in?

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    "A honey house for equipment" isn't a honey house, it's a storage building. The term "honey house" is common beekeeping nomenclature for a building where extracting is done. Other things may be done thyerein too, but that's why it is built and where it's done.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    You are welcome to extract anytime.
    Show me the cash.
    Got to feel that wallet bulging as I drive home.
    Well, whatcha gotta do is:

    Extract
    Show him lots of $1 bills
    and lastly,
    for every $20 bill he gives you, give him 15 $1 bills. He will really feel his wallet bulging then!

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    That's what i thought he ment, but several states have different laws? A Honey house built here in Mo. can cost $25,000.00 and up, depending on size, not counting equipment.

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