It looks like something out of "Buried Alive" !!! Area #1 of the loft is a spot where we are hoping to put in a small sitting area for the future gift shop. Most all of these items are for sale.....they are just not listed anywhere. I have spent all morning photographing and started posting items to our websites this afternoon. Working first on mostly books! Need ideas for flooring and am wanting to add more insulation to the roof and walls because it gets really hot in this area!
My assistant on this removal was my husband! I always tease it is the only time he uses a vacuum :) This same shed had a hive establish itself last year by coming in a hole in the bottom where the aluminum siding and floor join and making a home inside of a dresser. The homeowner didn't have time to address the issue and though all the comb from last year's removal was taken away, the scent lingers and within a few months a new hive was established. This new hive didn't use the same entrance, instead it found another location to enter and this time it built between the floor beams (a favorite spot). The flooring was OSB and so using a saws all we cut through and found this gigantic, beautiful hive. They were a little aggressive in the beginning, on a scale of 1-10, I gave them a 7.
The hive wasn't noticed during the fall/winter months. During the first of Spring they started becoming very active! Always check around the outside of your sheds for bee activity. If you see a spot where they are going in and out, call a beekeeper! There is only one bee in this photo, toward the top, but wait until you see how many were inside!
1 1/4 cup Flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 6 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
..........or any other chocolate you have. In this case I found some really old smashed up M&Ms that Dan took hiking a few times and never ate. He was about to throw them out.......but I said "WAIT!"
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9" by 9" by 2" baking pan.
Stir flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
In a different bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds, add the brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well.
Add the dry ingredients to the beaten mix and stir until well blended. Add the chocolate pieces and spread the batter into the pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until done. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.