The old barn that houses my Swedish bees is looking decidedly dodgy and about to fall down. I do like the comfort of knowing that during the 6 month winter I am away in Spain, they are housed where the Elk can't knock them over and also provide extra protection from the elements. I have decided to build a bee house which will hopefully house up to about 6 hives. It will be based on this plan at Buildeasy :-
I am thinking of leaving the window out of the construction and having a shed solar light for working inside. I will drill a 3/4in hole in the side at the top to allow bees out.
Here is the start I have made in the following 3 photos.