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« on: November 23, 2007, 12:42:12 PM »

While googling around I found the topic "Bee hive in a jar".
It is very fascinating.

http://www.clarynovels.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2693
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007, 03:22:14 PM »

That has been posted around here somewhere before

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=11240.0


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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007, 06:02:20 PM »

So what do you get out of drag racing?

a  large fuel bill
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007, 08:27:19 PM »

I did a search before I posted it and nothing showed up.
As far as racing, it is very exilerating and not expensive at all.
I just race in the street legal class.
On a good night I might get 8 runs.
That's 2 miles at wide open throttle.
Not even a couple of gallons.

Now to go read that other thread and see what you all think.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 03:14:00 PM »

While googling around I found the topic "Bee hive in a jar".
It is very fascinating.

http://www.clarynovels.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2693



I find this very exciting and would like to try this sometime. Sort of like an easy observation hive.

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 06:55:10 PM »

Wouldn't the bell jar have to be covered with an empty hive body?  I would think the bees would prefer to work the comb in the dark.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 06:58:50 PM »

Just for fun I looked at a place called Old Time Pottery, which is a discount outlet for craft goods etc and found a number of inexpensive large bell type jars that would work the way that this fellow did it. I guess the only thing to really consider would be to make a larger size box to go over the jar so that it doesn't heat up during the daylight. It sure would be a fun project.

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 10:20:14 PM »

I found it interesting in that I'm making plans to convert an inner top into a platform to hold 12 pint jars for the bees to make comb honey in.  The idea is to use pints jars with a slight coat of wax melted on the bottom before they are inverted and placed in the inner top/jar rack.  with the jar size a medium or shallow super will easily fit over the the device.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007, 10:34:34 PM »

Wouldn't the bell jar have to be covered with an empty hive body?  I would think the bees would prefer to work the comb in the dark.

Bees do build out in the open
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 10:39:47 AM »

Wouldn't the bell jar have to be covered with an empty hive body?  I would think the bees would prefer to work the comb in the dark.

Bees do build out in the open

Yes they do, but the point being made was that in direct sunlight that jar becomes a solar oven and can get hot enough to melt the comb.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 11:21:14 AM »

.........the point being made was that in direct sunlight that jar becomes a solar oven and can get hot enough to melt the comb.

I must have missed something. I figured this would be an indoor project and not subject to direct sunlight....... my bad.
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007, 10:31:57 PM »

I found it interesting in that I'm making plans to convert an inner top into a platform to hold 12 pint jars for the bees to make comb honey in.  The idea is to use pints jars with a slight coat of wax melted on the bottom before they are inverted and placed in the inner top/jar rack.  with the jar size a medium or shallow super will easily fit over the the device.
Sounds like an interesting project.  How are you going to convert the inner cover?  I'd love to hear how it turns out. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2007, 12:25:12 AM »

I would also make it an indoor project or cover the jars, but the original pictures were of a hive outdoors.
I have a zero lux video camera.
I could set it up to monitor and have my PC take snapshots at a fixed interval.
That would be awesome in time-lapse.
Does anyone have any idea how long it would take to fill that up during a good flow?
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2007, 12:56:18 AM »

Yes he hive in the bell has been posted before, but it seems that Tai has additional pictures on this post. Notice that the bees only make honey in the bell, no brood.The bell is basically a honey super.
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2007, 06:45:45 AM »

I found it interesting in that I'm making plans to convert an inner top into a platform to hold 12 pint jars for the bees to make comb honey in.  The idea is to use pints jars with a slight coat of wax melted on the bottom before they are inverted and placed in the inner top/jar rack.  with the jar size a medium or shallow super will easily fit over the the device.


this has been done already, one of the guys at beesource posted pictures of this about 4-5 years ago... I will see if I can find the pictures....
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2007, 06:46:13 AM »

here it is, look at spacemoose post, it has 3 pictures, called a Jar-O-Pac

http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209457
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