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Offline Maryland Beekeeper

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igloo hive
« on: March 26, 2016, 01:40:51 AM »

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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 12:37:55 PM »
OK but what about honey supers?
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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 12:38:55 PM »
I'm picturing this as more of a swarm trap?

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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 01:00:34 PM »
This beehive looks like the ancient Minoan's beehive called vraskie or flaskie. In my land in Crete, the beekeepers use this type of beehive until the '70s. I have a replica. I post a link with photo of this beehive in a Ctetan bee yard.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TywP2Op67Ks/TPy7IgleEaI/AAAAAAAAAmg/fEAH2EwI93c/s1600/%25CF%2586%25CF%2581%25CE%25B1%25CF%2583%25CE%25BA%25CE%25B9%25CE%25AC%252520%25CF%2583%25CF%2584%25CE%25BF%252520%25CF%258D%25CF%2580%25CE%25B1%25CE%25B9%25CE%25B8%25CF%2581%25CE%25BF%255B1%255D.jpg

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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 08:07:56 AM »
What ever floats your boat. I'll stick to Langs for now.

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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 08:16:13 AM »
Me too.
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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 03:03:40 PM »
OK but what about honey supers?

anther igloo cooler with the bottom cut off

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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 03:06:00 PM »
I'm picturing this as more of a swarm trap?
yes, it's very light and I have it baited, but will also be the hive, will add additional coolers to build vertically 

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Re: igloo hive
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 03:09:55 PM »
This beehive looks like the ancient Minoan's beehive called vraskie or flaskie. In my land in Crete, the beekeepers use this type of beehive until the '70s. I have a replica. I post a link with photo of this beehive in a Ctetan bee yard.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TywP2Op67Ks/TPy7IgleEaI/AAAAAAAAAmg/fEAH2EwI93c/s1600/%25CF%2586%25CF%2581%25CE%25B1%25CF%2583%25CE%25BA%25CE%25B9%25CE%25AC%252520%25CF%2583%25CF%2584%25CE%25BF%252520%25CF%258D%25CF%2580%25CE%25B1%25CE%25B9%25CE%25B8%25CF%2581%25CE%25BF%255B1%255D.jpg

very cool, thank you for sharing,  the Minoans were smart beekeepers :)