Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Still Here

We are still here! It's been a busy few months since the last post. I sold my house of many years and moved closer to the bees while we construct a new home right at the beeyard!

This is the field beeyard about 100 yards away from the new house. I built new racks to mount the hives that I am going to restart this spring. They still have to be sunk into the ground.

So far this season I am down to nine hives that are still alive. I lost two of them recently where the bees were dead and still clustered. It looks like starvation even though there was a super full of honey above.

I had some material and decided to build this utility rack. It's made of 2x4 material and is light enough I can pick it up and move it. I can drag it behind the hives I am working and stack supers or work frames at a comfortable height. It's 24 inches high so no more bending and setting supers on the ground.

Standing at the house construction site. The apiary is visible from the house. This will be a short walk when I need to work bees.

9 comments:

George Andl said...

Steve, glad to hear that your new home plans are moving along. Nice box bench.

Kris said...

I'm glad you chose to live closer to your bees. Its not ideal for businessmen to find new homes for sale far off their source of income.

Genny L. said...

Good luck on the construction! I suggest for you to hire luxury home builders to finish your house.

Rain said...

I'm glad you chose to live near your farm. I used to live far off work before when I realized how much costlier it is. I saved up and invested on a Manila real estate property near our office. It was worth it.

Sharon said...

I was able to live near the farm as well, and I can say that it's fun and exciting. The peacefulness of the place will surely give you a peace of mind as well. We just recently moved in to our new house courtesy of thailand real estate. By the way, I look forward to seeing the outcome of the construction.

Jayden said...

I suggest that when you construct a new home there, consider roller shutters for garage door and windows. Having them adds security to your place especially that you are in the middle of a vast farm, you are safe from unfriendly visitors. security shutters perth

Anita said...

You can also put a temporary fence to ensure the place's safety. In this manner, no by passers can interrupt the project. It will also prevent burglars from getting equipment and other useful materials especially during night time. By the way, good luck on the construction.

New Homes Perth said...

It's good that you've found this lot. It's a perfect place to built a new house. You can build great fences and gates. I look forward to seeing the end result of your construction.

Sharon said...

This is indeed a good location to build a property. Living near a farm can be very relaxing and refreshing. Pollution will never be experienced as well. It's good to stay in a place where air is clean and water is potable.

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