Extinct Technology: Wood shed and Native bee honey
It has been raining here quite a bit in what should normally be the dry season. The wattle and daub hut is standing up well despite this (see video). However this has held back some other projects I had planned. So I decided to build a wood shed across the creek in Eucalypt woodland (where the best firewood is). Keeping firewood dry cuts down the amount of firewood needed and decreases the amount of smoke produced. Also keeping the firewood in an external structure saves room in the hut and leaves no place for snakes and rodents to hide. The shed is simply a 1 x 1 m thatched hut with a lower area used to store fire wood (1 cubic meter) and an upper level for storing fire starting equipment (fire sticks, tinder, stone blades for carving new holes in the sticks). I built it using wood from a previous hut to save effort and trees. It is tied together with lawyer cane and thatched with large palm leaves- These are a poorer quality than those in the mountain and will probably need replacement in a few months. I keep a large stone in front of the shed to break firewood over to save effort. Also while looking for fire wood I came across a fallen native sting-less bee hive. I ate some honey from it and stored it on the fireplace out side the hut. This keeps it sheltered from the rain, exposes it to morning sun to keep it warm and keeps it away from ants. In return perhaps the bees will produce honey (1 kg/year) and wax that I may use.
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Kelulut/Klanceng bee in Indonesia and Malaysia. Sting much less bee that live in a gap inside a tree log or bamboo.
I are making an strive to compose that sooooo badly but I dont get the land. Accurate data and very piquant to day the least. Fantastic job no longer getting stung. 🙂
I wonder how those bees he left on this house had been doing, y'think they carved their method into the house itself or compose you watched they moved on to a various house
i wanna compose something love this in the future
A tip for breaking wood or even some logs- secure a tree or a few them rising in a Y or V formation. Set aside the stick/log between them. And then push to both left or honest.
He made a laptop virus farm w that log component 💀