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The Green man Hive

A friend of ours, the saw doctor, has skills in chainsaw sculpture and he decided to turn his hand to an unusual bed hive.

I shared a photo of it in that post. Now after I posted a number of people asked for more information about the hive. So here’s a post about that hive.

He started with a large trunk section of a tree I should’ve found out what kind tree but I haven’t. He began by making a face on the outside. Its an old man who might be found in the woods.

He was working based on a photograph that we had already sent him. It’s quite a difficult skill to create a hollow object for a hive that has got an intricate carving on the outside.

It was his first attempt.

He then hollowed out the inside but realised that there are a few spots which were a bit too close to the external carving.



It has long vertical frames for the bees in contrast to the normal horizontal frames that we use in standard hives. These can be accessed under his hat.

There is a back access door that could be used as a viewing chamber too.


I think this-is going to be a great addition to the hive family. It’ll be interesting to see what we do with it next.

7 comments on “The Green man Hive

  1. Grower
    October 24, 2014

    What a cool hive! It’ll be interesting to see how it works for you and the bees.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      October 31, 2014

      It could be very interesting. But we’ll be waiting for spring.


  2. permiechick
    October 24, 2014

    I’ve seen so many interesting hives lately. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the detailed photos. Maybe I can interest my hubby in learning a new skill and making me one 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mylatinnotebook
    October 24, 2014

    Love this! One of my subscribers keeps bees this way:


  4. Kim in Fiji
    October 27, 2014

    Wow! I love sculptures and love honeybees – but never in my life thought it possible to combine the two!

    Liked by 1 person

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