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« on: February 29, 2008, 03:03:41 PM »

I haven't seen anything like this design before. Looks like a real departure

New Hive design

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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 03:07:32 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 03:27:58 PM »

SPAM???

I don't understand as I just tried the link from this post and it opened directly into the article and plans.

I am using Firefox w/Adblock Plus pop-up blocker that is a Firefox extension and don't get anything other than intended target.

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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 03:29:05 PM »

Seems there is a lot of space where bees can go wild building comb. Too many components to mess with. And then it says "The architecture is the most similar to the one adopted by bees in the wild."
Doesn't look like a hollow tree or a wall or .....
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 03:39:33 PM »

Artists rendition of a nightmere hive , fogot the propolis!!!  shocked shocked  cheesy cheesy cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 03:44:10 PM »

Seems there is a lot of space where bees can go wild building comb. Too many components to mess with. And then it says "The architecture is the most similar to the one adopted by bees in the wild."
Doesn't look like a hollow tree or a wall or .....

yeah, looks like a burr comb factory to me.
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 03:49:14 PM »

Burr comb factory indeed, that was my first thought, also.

I think this is the same guy who was trying to sell his idea on rec.gardens, a newsgroup I frequent.  He insisted that the traditional Langstroth hives we use are boring and that he could come up with A Better Idea.  Yea  rolleyes
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 05:16:36 PM »

I'm very new to beekeeping and even I have doubts on this one.
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 05:26:36 PM »

I'm very new to beekeeping and even I have doubts on this one.


If he wanted to make it more like feral hives he should use his modular frame idea and build it so all you have to do is build a square silo and add lengths to the frames as the hive develops, the probelm is trying to pull those enterlengthed frames out the top when they're more than 4 sqaures long.  Need a ladder for that.
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 05:40:37 PM »

Now what will the Bees be pollinating once they've landed on the moon?
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 06:27:55 PM »

I'd like to have one to see how some bees would actually perform within the colony. Usually bees will only build burr comb if they are not given enough room by the beekeeper or when there is too much space between the frames. I would like to know how big the hive really is. True it does not resemble the hollow of a tree, but bees make their homes in more places than just hollow trees. I sent the guy an email to see how much one of these would cost as I would like to have one. I would say that the price is what will kill the idea and keep the invention from being marketable to the masses. I also think it's nice to see someone thinking outside the box, or thinking inside the pyramid. A lot of famous inventors were ridiculed by their peers for there nonconformist ideas in the past. It seems that history is repeating itself here on this post. Creativity should be embraced not ridiculed.
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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 06:38:01 PM »

I don't think anyone would be ridiculing it except that it looks like a horrible hive design.  It looks to be built more to look complicated, neat and more expensive than practical and functional.  I don't know about you, but I'm more of a practical and functional guy myself.
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 06:59:45 PM »

I'm not real keen either but I bet Langstroth had a few nay sayers too!!
Keep us posted on what you find out Cass!
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« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2008, 09:08:08 PM »

I liked the modular frames. They would be easy to turn horizontal and brace on top to make queen cells for the Hopkins method.

I may try to modify a frame for that purpose at some time. I won't need many queens, but I am intrigued by the Hopkins method.

Gotta get some good gentle queens from Don "Fat/Beeman first.

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« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2008, 11:59:38 PM »

not to try and down the guy,but,he needs to look at that picture that jp and bailey had with the five gallon bucket stuck in the middle of what ever that was.i can see this thing possibly looking just like it.
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2008, 11:44:22 AM »

Did you see the little tiny StarGate at the center?
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2008, 03:47:03 PM »

"we can give them new life"

Because the old way was so bad??

My opinion is that is is a great design for a space station. And since they have a star gate already, half the transportation battle is already won.

Still I like some of the ideas but over all. it is way too complicated for me.
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2008, 03:24:22 PM »

looks like something PETA will support
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2008, 03:36:17 PM »

Just looking at the design I expect someone to post a youtube video of old beehive designs, similar to scary looking air planes.
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2008, 04:34:18 PM »

The man who makes these hives finally got back with me. He said he is getting started to go into production and when the hives are available that he will contact me.
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