I am working on a beekeeping program with a local high school and due to site availability we are forced to locate the apiary in an area prone to spring flooding.Other than flooding 50% of the years,this is an ideal site.
We are planning on building a floating platform similar to a floating dock or raft using 55 gal plastic drums similar to this:
So we are looking for anyone with experience/ suggestions.
Thoughts are to excavate a hole the same size to bring down the height so we can easily work the hives during the rest of the year.We have access to a payloader with forks to dig and move the raft around.
We are going to do a layout this afternoon to determine size.Thinking 10x10 or 10x12 for 6-8 hives.