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Offline cao

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Been busy in the bee workshop
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:44:02 PM »
I figured I'd show off some of my handywork for my 500th post.  I've been wanting an observation hive for a while.  I finally got around to building it(I actually built 2).  It's two frames wide, medium frame height, and I built it with boxes that are latched together so it is expandable.  Hopefully I will get some bees in it soon. :grin:


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Re: Been busy in the bee workshop
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 12:38:44 PM »
Looks pretty good. It is the same size (frame wise) as mine.
What is nice is that you can save a very small swarm by putting them in your OH, even in winter.
Enjoy, you will learn a lot from them.
Jim
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Re: Been busy in the bee workshop
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 09:26:30 AM »
That's nice. 
I'd like to try something like that, what are some general guidelines about OH in the house? 
Locate in the garage?  North side of house?  Out of wife's sight?

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Re: Been busy in the bee workshop
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 10:13:30 AM »
Love it!   So pretty!
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Re: Been busy in the bee workshop
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 01:49:30 PM »
sawdstmakr
Thanks.  I think it will definitely be an opportunity to learn.  And as a bonus I can get my 'bee fix' during the winter.

jvalentour 
In my case, I have a bay window that I will be putting it in.  The window is under the front porch and faces northeast.  It only gets a couple of hours of direct sunlight early in the morning so it shouldn't get too hot.  I made two so I'm not sure where the second one is going yet.
 
Out of wife's sight?  I'm single so I don't have to worry about that.   :wink:

Rurification
Thanks.  It turned out better than I expected.


 

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