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Guard Bee

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Location: England, Shropshire, Shrewsbury

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Movable hive. Reply with quote

I have a long thin garden with the shed at one end and the spot I have put my bees at the other. So I've come up with a way to get my new hive down there without needing help.

The wheels are child's scooter wheels I bought second hand for a few pounds off eBay, bolted to a piece of wood and then bolted those to the ends of the legs on one end of the hive. Because the legs splay out too wide for the path I drilled a couple more holes so I could fix the legs in a more vertical position for moving. The wheels can then be removed when the hive is in its desired position. They work really well on the path but they are too small for offroading and get tangled up with grass.

But still I managed to wheel the hive down the garden by myself with only a moderate amount of swearing.

I'm currently on the lookout for some wheels that are a bit larger and chunkier without being over-sized.
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Golden Bee

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next step 4 wheel drive? Laughing
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With the addition of some servos and a microcontroller, we could have the world's first self-artificial-swarming hive!
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