Apiary based on the Dutch traditional sheep night stable of the "Achterhoek" and "Salland" region.
The design of the apiary is to accommodate my growing number of bee hives . Working with varoa sensitive behaviour bees on 4.8mm comb, I now need more space and storage room.
As always I also made a video of the 3D model available on youtube
I wanted the apiary to have a small impact visually so the floor has been lowered about 40 centimeters. The traditional design with low thatched roof and earth against the wall makes decreased the visual impact further.
Traditionally the beams were simple tree trunks embedded in the ground and coming together at the ridge beam. A simple but sturdy construction method.