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I was looking for some ides to make a couple of more ornate beehives as they are going in our edible garden.

 

I found that Fortnum and Mason in London have these on their roof (they are not so much beehives, but more big boxes with the beehives)... and that was pretty much all the inspiration i needed!

 

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After a month or so of modifying some bee boxes, learning how to cut perfect curves in wood, and attempting to bend plywood (don't! you can by `bendable' plywood) the fruits of my labour are as below.

 

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I'm quite pleased with the outcome and will be transferring my 2 nucs into them this afternoon.

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Very keen to see your pictures @Carlton. You can upload them to the gallery first or use the "Upload a File" button when you're typing your post.

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I was looking for some ides to make a couple of more ornate beehives as they are going in our edible garden.

 

I found that Fortnum and Mason in London have these on their roof (they are not so much beehives, but more big boxes with the beehives)... and that was pretty much all the inspiration i needed!

 

img_2871.jpg?w=640

 

After a month or so of modifying some bee boxes, learning how to cut perfect curves in wood, and attempting to bend plywood (don't! you can by `bendable' plywood) the fruits of my labour are as below.

 

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I'm quite pleased with the outcome and will be transferring my 2 nucs into them this afternoon.

 

I was looking for some ides to make a couple of more ornate beehives as they are going in our edible garden.

 

I found that Fortnum and Mason in London have these on their roof (they are not so much beehives, but more big boxes with the beehives)... and that was pretty much all the inspiration i needed!

 

img_2871.jpg?w=640

 

After a month or so of modifying some bee boxes, learning how to cut perfect curves in wood, and attempting to bend plywood (don't! you can by `bendable' plywood) the fruits of my labour are as below.

 

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I'm quite pleased with the outcome and will be transferring my 2 nucs into them this afternoon.

 

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Hope this works.

Wow, they look awesome! Where will you find posh bees?

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Wow, they look awesome! Where will you find posh bees?

I think they are more angry and confused then posh at the moment.

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I think they are more angry and confused then posh at the moment.

Those are fricken awesome!!!! What a cool idea :cool:

I love them @Carlton :D

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@Carlton those are very cool! Nice job on the hivestand too (y)

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I think they are more angry and confused then posh at the moment.

Awesome looking hives. I am glad I don't have to work the bees on that slope when they are 4 or 5 boxes high and full of honey.

Best wishes.

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Awesome looking hives. I am glad I don't have to work the bees on that slope when they are 4 or 5 boxes high and full of honey.

Best wishes.

With joinery skills like that I expect it won't be long before an ergonomic bee working platform magically appears. Nice work @Carlton

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I was looking for some ides to make a couple of more ornate beehives as they are going in our edible garden.

 

I found that Fortnum and Mason in London have these on their roof (they are not so much beehives, but more big boxes with the beehives)... and that was pretty much all the inspiration i needed!

 

img_2871.jpg?w=640

 

After a month or so of modifying some bee boxes, learning how to cut perfect curves in wood, and attempting to bend plywood (don't! you can by `bendable' plywood) the fruits of my labour are as below.

 

?ui=2&ik=09eee97820&view=fimg&th=15837023ee7d745c&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&attbid=ANGjdJ8acJSn4dUeN3nP6FMCKGot9saVG4wtnJdsNeKp-K5p59B_asJYZ1zGX1lNQnxNbv--SBmKvanOO7paHZoqcOXp0wIZulakhodPmB_yQ2ABh03gf-ZPymbs8fY&ats=1478391661548&rm=15837023ee7d745c&zw&sz=w1366-h662

 

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I'm quite pleased with the outcome and will be transferring my 2 nucs into them this afternoon.

They are really beautifully.

Don't they have to burn hives in England If they get AFB

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Awesome looking hives. I am glad I don't have to work the bees on that slope when they are 4 or 5 boxes high and full of honey.

Best wishes.

We have some like that, not quite that angled but definitely nowhere to put anything you dig yourself a shelf and it saves you a lot of trouble trying to hold them up with your leg during inspections

 

 

They are really beautifully.

Don't they have to burn hives in England If they get AFB

I reckon you could dip those.

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We have some like that, not quite that angled but definitely nowhere to put anything you dig yourself a shelf and it saves you a lot of trouble trying to hold them up with your leg during inspections

 

 

I reckon you could dip those.

You would certainly want to after all that effort.

When ever I see beautifully made artistic hives a little voice in me says , imagine if you had to burn it, how unfortunate that would be .

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You would certainly want to after all that effort.

When ever I see beautifully made artistic hives a little voice in me says , imagine if you had to burn it, how unfortunate that would be .

I hear ya. But I haven't had to burn a normal one yet so the optimist in me says go for it.

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They are certainly impressive !!

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