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  1. #1
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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Hopefully you're outside city limits, if someone complains you're in multiple violations. Other than that, nice pics and watch out for ants.

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Not city anymore. But I made sure the only neighbor that sees the hives is ok with that.
    Ants already attacked my hives once. Made my bees very angry and defensive.

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Cool, keep us posted on how they do, looks like a good area.

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    The one with the white cover is my potential 3 Deep hive.
    I have read some literature on 3 DEEP setup. I just dont want them to tip over.

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Why are you pointing them at the fence?

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Some city beekeepers recommend doing that so they fly up and establish a higher flight path.
    I also have a 3 year old daughter, with this setup she can walk to the around the back of the hives with no issues.

    They still get the morning sun and afternoon shade, but less space is taken by bees flying around.

    For some reason the one with landing boards are doing better.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Understand. Seeing them fly I do believe that a 6-10 ft space in front of a hive is good to have for their "landing strip".

    Sometimes I wish my 4 year old would get stung! One time I caught him trying to swat them on the landing board with a stick! And another time I was doing a full inspection, all suited-up and my two year old came over and watched the whole thing, while holding my leg!

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrey Limonchenko View Post
    Understand. Seeing them fly I do believe that a 6-10 ft space in front of a hive is good to have for their "landing strip".

    Sometimes I wish my 4 year old would get stung! One time I caught him trying to swat them on the landing board with a stick! And another time I was doing a full inspection, all suited-up and my two year old came over and watched the whole thing, while holding my leg!
    You must have very docile chilled out bees. One of my hives is like that. The other one is more aggressive.
    My bees seem to be doing ok with that space. But once again I do not have an identical hive faced opposite direction to compare.

    What race are your bees? NWC are suppose to be the most gentle.

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Adjustable landing pads? Do the hinges ratchet into different angles or just flat like shown?

    When do you get your bees?

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    The only reason the hinges are there, so I can lift the landing boards up for transportation. (got that idea from polish hives here on forum) 2 of my hives will be sent for pollination and 2 will stay home collecting local stuff for local honey. I will place distinguished markings (countries bumper stickers) on the boards for them to Identify the hive better. (maybe silly but fun)

    The bees are already in there, but this is very early morning, and temperature was in the 40s. I had 2 hives and split them into 4.

  12. #12
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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Great job and nice setting for bees.
    Jack Moore ~ Sticky Bear Apiary
    Zone 7a ~ Elev: 4840ft. ~ https://www.facebook.com/StickyBearApiary

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    Default Re: Backyard Beeyard


    DSC02370 by beehiveusaalex, on Flickr

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    DSC02370 by beehiveusaalex, on Flickr


    DSC02371 by beehiveusaalex, on Flickr

    WATER SOURCE, BUT THEY DONT USE IT!!


    DSC02364 by beehiveusaalex, on Flickr

    2ND ENTRANCE BELLOW THE SUPPER FOR DRONES TO ESCAPE.


    DSC02363 by beehiveusaalex, on Flickr

    TOWER 1 - POSSIBLY QUEENLESS FOUND BUNCH OF DRONE BROOD
    TOWER 2 - VERY LITTLE ENTRANCE ACTIVITY, EVEN THOUGH THE NUMBERS INSIDE THE HIVE ARE OK
    TOWER 3- PRIDE AND JOY, CANNOT KEEP UP WITH THEM FAST ENOUGH
    TOWER 4- SECOND TO TOWER 3, BUT MIGHT GIVE ME SOME HONEY.

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