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Whitewater, WI, United States
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Hugelkultur / Sun Trap

Posted by Dale Bunger over 8 years ago

Creating a microclimate for our bees.

We built a "U" shaped hugelkultur bed to act as a wind break and microclimate for our bee hive. The hives are located on a hillside and the hugel beds will allow us to establish some trees, shrubs, and other bee friendly plantings.

First we dug out the curved shape with the Kubota and then started bringing brush and trees to cut up and put into the dugout.

Then we covered the wood with the exavated soil, planted blackberries every 2' into the swale and planted 3 Sugar Maple trees around the perimeter. Hopefully the bees will enjoy the shade in a few years.

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Laurie Branson
Laurie Branson : I like the hugel sun trap idea a lot. We have a section on our property that we are thinking about doing a series of hugels on contour - the contour lines are curved (much like yours) in this area. I think it will look pretty cool besides being functional.
Posted over 7 years ago

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