Re: re-thinking where I placed my hives
I just moved my hive this evening. Not a big move, but enough to get the hive behind an apple tree for afternoon shade. Before that they were in the full sun from early morning till late in the day. I have a screened bottom board, but later this summer when the temps get into the 90s and above (about a week of over 100 degrees in mid August) the shade that this apple tree will provide should help a lot.
Here's the new location and on my new "Bee Bench" I made this afternoon. Stained Redwood. Still need to finish the right side. I need a flat area to place tools, frames and other bits.
The Honeycrisp apple tree is to the left in the image and the hive is surrounded by two honeysuckle vines. As well as a GrannySmith apple tree to the right of the bee bench.
Last edited by ChasWG; 05-16-2013 at 11:25 PM.