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Title: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 14, 2020, 08:54:02 pm
Hives painted (two of them) and all parts in place to receive the nucs I bought.  Stands built and legs are treated with preservative.  The cross members just below the hives will be painted the same color as the hives (Valspar exterior latex State of Mind) and I need 15 minutes to add one more coat of paint to them later this evening.  72 in January?  Am taking advantage of it!

Hive stands are unique.  Two legs of each one go into the ground a foot for stability.  Will tamp them in hard with a pinch point bar.

The stands are 18" tall.  The bottom board plus single deep of the Paradise polystyrene hive system amounts to 13", which puts the top of the brood chamber 31" high, nice for not having to stoop over too much.

Another warm day tomorrow means I can install the stands in the new apiary.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: MikeyN.C. on January 14, 2020, 10:29:25 pm
 :cool:
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: MikeyN.C. on January 14, 2020, 10:33:01 pm
Been warm here too :smile:
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: van from Arkansas on January 14, 2020, 11:47:31 pm
Glad some folks are warm.  Soon to be high 38F, low in the teens for 3 consecutive days, that is Arkansas for ya.  Glad for your warmth!!!!!!  Mine coming in March.
Blessings
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 15, 2020, 07:55:11 pm
Glad some folks are warm.  Soon to be high 38F, low in the teens for 3 consecutive days, that is Arkansas for ya.  Glad for your warmth!!!!!!  Mine coming in March.
Blessings

Got my stands installed at the new apiary today before winter starts here tonight.

On the way out saw a couple dozen turkey!
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: van from Arkansas on January 15, 2020, 08:10:52 pm
Wild turkey and honeybees, sounds like an interesting combination: natures finest.  Must be beautiful to watch.  Honeybees buzzing and turkeys gobbling would be a calming, very pleasing, peaceful effect to me.
Blessings
Van
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Bob Wilson on January 15, 2020, 11:05:17 pm
FatherMichael. Post a picture if you have one.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: CoolBees on January 16, 2020, 03:28:13 am
Glad some folks are warm.  Soon to be high 38F, low in the teens for 3 consecutive days, that is Arkansas for ya.  Glad for your warmth!!!!!!  Mine coming in March.
Blessings

Got my stands installed at the new apiary today before winter starts here tonight.

On the way out saw a couple dozen turkey!

Mmm - turkeys! Absolutely wonderful - 2.5 mins/lb deep fried (in peanut oil), my favorite recipe. Mmmmm ... delicious!!!!
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Seeb on January 16, 2020, 08:25:56 am
FatherMichael. Post a picture if you have one.

Yes, please.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: saltybluegrass on January 16, 2020, 08:29:07 am
I caught a red snapper yesterday 30 seconds a pound in olive oil  :tongue: 80 degrees down here.
I met a neighbor who wants bees removed from under a shed. My first trap out!!!
God bless all y?all
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 16, 2020, 09:39:30 am
How do I post a photograph?
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Seeb on January 16, 2020, 11:11:44 am
when you click on reply, look below the box you are typing in, and see/click on: +Attachments and other options

Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 16, 2020, 01:24:28 pm
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There are also deer, armadillos, porcupines, and no telling what else in these woods.  That is a cotton patch in the background.  It is owned by the city and my nephew farms it for them.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: paus on January 16, 2020, 04:16:53 pm
I made my first hive stands 18" high, got the no stooping thing whipped.  Then these hives were 3 and 4 deeps tall.  Now I had to stand on a step ladder to remove the frames and then the boxes.  All of my stands are no more than 12" now.  I am fortunate to have two friends that like to work bees that are 6'3" and built like a NFL tight end.  I am also blessed to have hives 3 and 4 high. I am going to get a fold up work stand that is adj. to 19 inches high.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 16, 2020, 04:28:35 pm
I made my first hive stands 18" high, got the no stooping thing whipped.  Then these hives were 3 and 4 deeps tall.  Now I had to stand on a step ladder to remove the frames and then the boxes.  All of my stands are no more than 12" now.  I am fortunate to have two friends that like to work bees that are 6'3" and built like a NFL tight end.  I am also blessed to have hives 3 and 4 high. I am going to get a fold up work stand that is adj. to 19 inches high.

Going to try small hive management (one deep body for the brood chamber) and use top bars in the one super on top.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Bob Wilson on January 16, 2020, 05:03:36 pm
FatherMichael.
1. Thanks for the picture. Interesting and well made.
2. If you want to go to a single broodbox, check the YouTube videos of Devan Rawn. He explains things very well, and is easy to follow.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 16, 2020, 05:15:46 pm
FatherMichael.
1. Thanks for the picture. Interesting and well made.
2. If you want to go to a single broodbox, check the YouTube videos of Devan Rawn. He explains things very well, and is easy to follow.

Yes, I have one of his videos on my FB page, Deep Creek Honey Farm.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Ben Framed on January 16, 2020, 06:57:53 pm
Devan Rawn has some good commonsense videos.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Seeb on January 16, 2020, 07:32:10 pm
Oh, that does look good!  Thanks for sharing with us
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 16, 2020, 09:11:05 pm
Oh, that does look good!  Thanks for sharing with us

Thanks.

Bought the treated 4x4s fresh (and treated it more, especially the cut ends) but the rest is scrap from other projects and some boards my friend, knife maker Thomas Bullard, gave me.

The stands have cantilevered 2x2 beams out the back for a little shelf to hold my smoker and whatever.

Hoping the preservative will keep ants out.
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Seeb on January 17, 2020, 09:11:38 am
I checked out Tom Bullard knives on-line. Pretty impressive
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: Bob Wilson on January 17, 2020, 09:42:07 am
Fat chance about the ants...
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: FatherMichael on January 17, 2020, 11:36:20 am
I checked out Tom Bullard knives on-line. Pretty impressive

That's a different guy.  Thomas lives outside of town here.

But yes, those Tom Bullard knives are nice!
Title: Re: 15 Minutes
Post by: William Bagwell on January 17, 2020, 12:32:48 pm
About 20 years ago I received an email from Jim Hrisoulas wondering if I was the Bill Bagwell. He had seen a post of mine in a blacksmith forum... Needless to say I am not. But was cool to receive mail from someone that famous.