Gregynog Apiary, Viewing Hut
The viewing hut was provided by Welsh Oak Frame Buildings of Caersws using oak from a tree felled on the Gregymog Estate. The tree was felled and the frame of the viewing hut built, resting on a concrete foundation laid just prior to the apiary meeting of May 15th, 2011.
As you can see, the the frame is not yet clad, but should be ready in time for the grand opening on 5th June, 2011.
The previous picture showed the inside of the roof, and as you can see from the picture above the hut is a hexagon shape in plan to mimic the shape of the cells on a honeycomb. It just needs cladding, tiling and beeproofing and then we can let the public in.
It is going to be one of the focal points of the apiary, and we are very grateful to Welsh Oak Frame for their generous help.