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I have been flat out in the shed for the last few months, a bit obsessed with woodwork at the moment, a few new tools and shed upgrades, i'll have to make some new posts. I haven't had much time to make all my chatter posts on this forum so I feel I've been neglecting the forum a bit. I'm on holidays at the moment so I have some spare time, so it's a couple of arvo drinks and spam the forums! :cheers:

Here's a few boxes I have been working on..

The Treasure Chests...
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Log Cabins... (old cabin left new updated design right)
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and the latest one I've been working on is the Phone Box..

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The Outhouse ....
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Red Mail Box..
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My goodness Stevo, you have been busy!
Such artified bee houses.
Do they get any sort of scaffolds attached inside to start off with?
 

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cheers Clissa. I've been on holidays from my normal day job but I have been flat out in the shed so I haven't stopped really. I return to work on Monday so life will return to normal then... maybe ...

When you split a hive they will have the old half full of structure and quickly build new structure in the new half, like a scaffold. The scaffold can then support their pollen and honey pots.
 

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Glad to see you back @stevo ! :D

Looks good!

I think my native bee colony may have died over a holiday. They had nested in a statue we had, but now it's absolutely surrounded by cobwebs. I'm afraid they may have been munched by the spiders.
 

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Glad to see you back @stevo ! :D
Thanks Mandy, I poke my head in occasionally to check on everything :)

I didn't know you had native bees. It's been a really bad year for bees with all the rain and extended cold periods. Lots of people have lost hives this year.
 

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:D

Ah, I don't have hives. But these bees moved in on their own and I just tried to accommodate them best I could, by leaving my bolted plants to flower and limiting spraying my plants, especially when flowering.
The bees moved in between the legs of a lady statue we have and she regularly had honey dripping down her legs :oops:

Edit: The statue:
 
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