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looks like you are doing well, but whats with the other 2 ?
 

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Very nice.

Are you near OSR?
 

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Is that a QX under the 4th super ?
it's a crown board with 2 porter bee escapes in it to clear the bees for some early harvest.
no OSR within about 4 miles, suburban area with loads of gardens and trees.
 

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looks like you are doing well, but whats with the other 2 ?
they were 1 hive earlier, I did an A/S on them at the beginning of may, only for them to supercede the old (2009) queen. Inspected today, both now have laying queens :)
 

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I've seen 3/4 ton of roof trusses cantilevered over the side of a artic trailer using timber bearers like that. I reckon they wont break. :cool:
 

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Tony, you're bragging again!

Those stands look strong enough to me!
 

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I bet the stands wont break. We used to have full packs of 8 x 4 sheets of marine ply delivered on timber like that.
 
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My bet is that the stand of the first hive will collapse....very easily
I think what finman is referring to is if the hive on the first stand was knocked from the side the stand may fall like a pack of cards. I think he is perhaps right.
 

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I agree! The blocks look like thin section coke breeze blocks to me ,hadly square and most unstable looking !
Easily remedied by using gradely blocks as used on the 2 hive stand .

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I agree! The blocks look like thin section coke breeze blocks to me ,hadly square and most unstable looking !
Easily remedied by using gradely blocks as used on the 2 hive stand .

John Wilkinson
At first read I thought belt up :) but looking at the image again you are right, that nearest hive is just asking to be toppled
 

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the blocks under the nearest hive are concrete building blocks, and are just a temporary effort whilst I get a couple of bigger concrete blocks from the local concrete casting company.
we have no small kids to knock the hives, they should be OK 'til tomorrow!
 

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What do you mean Jim....bee numbers/brood or are you referring to the stands??

bee numbers/brood. But then I just like things symetrical:willy_nilly::willy_nilly:


And Tony I think your orginal stands would have taken a lot more weight than a few hives even when full.
 

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