- Making a beehive style compost bin?
I think lockdown is driving us a bit mad and I’m toying with the idea of building one as they seem really expensive to buy. However, I’m struggling to find some designs/plans online to build one. The web is full of all sorts of plans but this one eludes me so far.
This is STW, someone must have made one themselves…. has anyone?
This sort of thing
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There seems to be next to no plans necessary – you can see everything you need to know in the photo surely.Posted 1 week ago
Worth bearing in mind though. If you build something approximately the size and shape of a beehive you’re effectively creating a ‘trap hive’. When a colony of bees is getting ready to swarm they send out scouts looking for exactly what you’re wanting to make. Your garden could get quite busy.Posted 1 week ago
Pinterest.Posted 1 week ago
I have one of these, if you want me to measure the wood etc I can maybe get a chance tomorrow after the weather improves. Let me knowPosted 1 week ago
@maccruiskeen – I’m rubbish at diy, I need to follow plans or a drawing. The extra visitors to the garden are something that we didn’t consider. If it stops the local cats using the garden as a toilet it might be a bonus.
@Albanach – that’d be great if you don’t mind. Is it treated wood or just stained softwood?Posted 1 week ago
Is each “level” separate or is it one structure?Posted 1 week ago
I wanna know what goes on inside a 4-tier beehive composter??Posted 1 week ago
An awful lot more than in a 3 tier one
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Can you use treated timber for compost bins?Posted 1 week ago
You can use it for raised beds so I can’t see why not compost bins.
Maybe line it with builders plastic?Posted 1 week ago
We bought one. er. Probably 10 years back. really wasn’t successful – just not big enough for even two people not to have it overfull before it had rotted down. Bought a classic black plastic job (and hid it behind some plants) and it was much more successful.Posted 1 week ago
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