Small Apiary Barn Build

   / Small Apiary Barn Build #1  

CloverKnollFarms

Platinum Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2021
Messages
648
Location
Indiana
Tractor
TYM4820H
We finally broke ground on the new insulated pole barn! We are still a couple months out from setting posts, but the driveway is cut, foundation excavated, the base layer of rock is coming in tomorrow!

40x56x12 Graber Post
 

Attachments

  • 0E92FB13-D005-4E37-A6FF-03F537EB9F0E.jpeg
    0E92FB13-D005-4E37-A6FF-03F537EB9F0E.jpeg
    289.6 KB · Views: 166
  • A6C8C6F4-0285-4943-8927-11C84946BC46.jpeg
    A6C8C6F4-0285-4943-8927-11C84946BC46.jpeg
    368.6 KB · Views: 156
  • 72902DE0-8654-4ED8-94EC-848900434601.jpeg
    72902DE0-8654-4ED8-94EC-848900434601.jpeg
    336.6 KB · Views: 153
  • 50CEFBD6-6FC8-424B-9357-EA905165D984.jpeg
    50CEFBD6-6FC8-424B-9357-EA905165D984.jpeg
    291.7 KB · Views: 158
Last edited:
   / Small Apiary Barn Build
  • Thread Starter
#2  
OP
CloverKnollFarms

CloverKnollFarms

Platinum Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2021
Messages
648
Location
Indiana
Tractor
TYM4820H
Base laid down and compacted!
 

Attachments

  • 4D885AA3-8DED-4D25-BD99-A6A04DC023DA.jpeg
    4D885AA3-8DED-4D25-BD99-A6A04DC023DA.jpeg
    4 MB · Views: 88
   / Small Apiary Barn Build #3  

LittleBittyBigJohn

Gold Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2021
Messages
370
Location
Central Arkansas
Tractor
John Deere 1025R, Gravely Rapid XZ 60" zero turn
That is a big building for bees! Can you give us details on how it will be used?
 
   / Small Apiary Barn Build
  • Thread Starter
#4  
OP
CloverKnollFarms

CloverKnollFarms

Platinum Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2021
Messages
648
Location
Indiana
Tractor
TYM4820H
That is a big building for bees! Can you give us details on how it will be used?
Well, I will be moving my woodworking tools into a portion for the construction of hives and frames. Storage of beekeeping tools. It will also allow for a secluded area away from the apiary for honey extraction and bottling.

A portion will be used for maintenance of equipment like the mowers, atv, and possible storage of a compact tractor.

My current 24x24 shop is completely inadequate.
 
   / Small Apiary Barn Build
  • Thread Starter
#7  
OP
CloverKnollFarms

CloverKnollFarms

Platinum Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2021
Messages
648
Location
Indiana
Tractor
TYM4820H
I'm starting beekeeping this year. I pick up bees Saturday! I have 2 hives and Nucs to get me started.
Welcome to the obsession. We started with a couple nucs, and have now expanded with feral bees. Our feral bees are much more hardy than the nuc colonies, but all are thriving. The hives are half full, and the strong nectar flows have yet to begin!
 
   / Small Apiary Barn Build #8  

cqaigy2

Super Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2006
Messages
6,806
Location
West Cascades, Washington State USA
Tractor
PT 422
I kept bees many many years ago, pre mite. I'm thinking of getting back in, as i still have some equipment and i'm retiring soon. Thinking on a horizontal and put langstroth deep frames in.
 
   / Small Apiary Barn Build
  • Thread Starter
#9  
OP
CloverKnollFarms

CloverKnollFarms

Platinum Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2021
Messages
648
Location
Indiana
Tractor
TYM4820H
I kept bees many many years ago, pre mite. I'm thinking of getting back in, as i still have some equipment and i'm retiring soon. Thinking on a horizontal and put langstroth deep frames in.
I don’t treat for mites. Either they have the genetics, or they don’t. If they don’t, they only weaken the gene pool in an environment where mites will always be present.
Our Layens hives have been very successful. The colonies are thriving, and this year, all hives overwinered. Swarm season is upon us, and temps are rising, so I’m hoping to expand a little this year.
 
   / Small Apiary Barn Build #10  

cqaigy2

Super Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2006
Messages
6,806
Location
West Cascades, Washington State USA
Tractor
PT 422
I don’t treat for mites. Either they have the genetics, or they don’t. If they don’t, they only weaken the gene pool in an environment where mites will always be present.
Our Layens hives have been very successful. The colonies are thriving, and this year, all hives overwinered. Swarm season is upon us, and temps are rising, so I’m hoping to expand a little this year.
Dang it, i keep thinking about the Layens dimensions and they look more optimal to me, but i have langstroth stuff and extractor. I'd be very interested in any pics and such you would post.
 
 
Top