Bee hive stand


#1

Any bee keeper around? I don’t have bees yet, but I’m preparing some parts already. I’ve designed a hive stand but I’m not sure whether I have overlooked important characteristics. Any ideas?

hive_stand_2.skp (784.1 KB)

And an image of the first prototype


#2

Awesome! Maybe ant-proofing? From what I’ve read online, it’s something like putting oil (or tanglefoot) in a can around each leg to make an insect barrier.


#3

Another version following the example of this video, no big screws for the hight adjustment needed and therefore maybe a bit cheaper than the first version (?) , but less possible height variation…


#4

I’ve asked some beekeepers around and ants don’t seem to be a problem here…


#5

Very nice. Would the frame sit on the legs using only friction or would you somehow attach the legs to the frame once it is leveled? I would expect that once it is leveled, no further adjustment would be needed unless it gets moved.


#6

Yes, only friction, in the video, the beekeeper ist standing on top of the stand without any problem. I will build a prototype and test it…


#7

Oops! I missed the video link. That clarifies it.

Looks like it works very well. I don’t know that I’d keep bees but I’ll remember that method of setting up a frame to be level on an uneven surface. In fact it gives me an idea for a new thing my son and I are designing for his scout troop.


#8

Another advantage would be the needed storage space…


#9

A small modification (only one push pull :wink: ) to get a place to put a frame while inspecting the hive…