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Poultry and Pets => Pets without Feathers => Topic started by: Kleftiwallah on June 03, 2020, 10:12

Title: A home for bees.
Post by: Kleftiwallah on June 03, 2020, 10:12
Good morning everyone,     I should like to give bees a home in our garden, not to collect honey but to let them pollinate our veggies.  Does anyone have plans for such a (simple) structure?

Cheers,  Tony.
Title: Re: A home for bees.
Post by: Yorkie on June 03, 2020, 18:15
We had a structure constructed in our allotment car park.  It is about 18" - 2' square and abut 4-5 high on 4 legs which were sunk into the ground.  It has 2? 3? shelves, the lowest one being perhaps 2' - 2.5' off the ground, and walls around 3 sides from the lowest shelf to the roof, which is corrugated (I think) material that slopes downwards towards the back.  The rest is made out of wood.

The empty shelf areas can be filled each year with bamboo or other similar prunings.
Title: Re: A home for bees.
Post by: Kleftiwallah on June 03, 2020, 19:44
That sounds like just what I'm after Yorky.  Any idea of a website or similar for the plans?

I think I've found what you were describing Yorky.
https://www.homestead.org/beekeeping/budget-backyard-bee-box/

Cheers,   Tony. :)
Title: Re: A home for bees.
Post by: Yorkie on June 03, 2020, 20:57
I'll try to remember to take a piccie when I go down to the site tomorrow.  It was installed via the council allotments officer a few years ago now, so no idea on the plans.
Title: Re: A home for bees.
Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2020, 22:30
Remembered!

Title: Re: A home for bees.
Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2020, 23:05
And photo 2
Title: Re: A home for bees.
Post by: Kleftiwallah on June 09, 2020, 12:27
Many thanks for the snaps Yorkie.

Cheers,  Tony.