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how to store unused beekeeping equipment?
« on: December 29, 2020, 10:11:57 am »
i used to keep my unused beekeeping equipment in our garage in our old house, but we recently moved and i don't want to keep the equipment in our new home since it could attract pests and other things of that nature.

i was thinking of stacking the equipment outside on top of some pressure-treated wood and stacked in such a way so there would be plenty of light and air flow. i also thought i would hammer in four poles and spread a tarp overtop to keep direct rain and snow off of the equipment.

does this seem reasonable? how do other folks store unused brood boxes and honey supers?

thanks for your help, appreciate it!


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Re: how to store unused beekeeping equipment?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 12:45:45 pm »
I know nothing about storing beekeeping equipment, but I can see that your idea of four poles and a tarp to protect it all will not work.  As soon as it rains, the water will collect in the tarp like a heavy lake - I know from trying to protect our boat with a tarp.  The only way it would work would be to construct a lean-to, or free standing roofed structure.  It need not be waterproof as you could then stretch your tarp over the top, as long as it is well held down against high winds.  It can be open sided too for ventilation.

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Re: how to store unused beekeeping equipment?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 01:57:11 pm »
Personally I store my unused equipment in a dry barn. I can't see that brood boxes and supers are going to attract pests or are you worried about the made up frames? If you haven't got anywhere inside and dry then why not stack up the boxes, supers on a floor and add a roof? If you have made up frames then I certainly think they need storing inside somewhere. You sound like you need a shed!


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