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Author Topic: Pics of the new OB Hive  (Read 1348 times)
Frantz
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« on: June 25, 2008, 12:16:24 AM »

Ok, here is the new OB hive that is now placed on my wife's side of the bed in the master.  grin She wants to make sure I put that part in there as she is pretty sure she deserves the "beehaver wife of the year award" this year. She has been really patient with me I must admit.
Anyway, take a look. Let me know what you think.


This I had to put in, this is my little 4 yr old Emma

And my 13 yr old helper Madison

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 01:27:13 AM »

The girls are beautiful, I love the way little ones look all disheveled!  Hive is cool too, I might have to get one someday!
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 01:48:49 AM »

   Great pictures and the kids are adorable.  I'm hoping to one day convince my wife into having one in the house. cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008, 02:25:55 AM »

Nice photos. I would sleep with any bees around, but my wife is not so beelover as me.
Is that ventilation duct in the OB hive enought to breath?
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008, 07:45:52 AM »

Can't tell by the pictures, but do you have a cover for it?   If not, simply draping a beach towel over it works great.  Bees don't like the light, so it is best if you keep it covered when not looking at it.


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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 09:56:25 PM »

The white tube out the window is their entrance and there are vent holes out the top. I think that they are getting adequate air but will keep a close eye on them.
I do have a towel that I cover the hive with when not watching them with holes in the top as not to block the vents.
I have noticed a couple of things.
1. Drones are huge!!!
2. I think that I see the wisdom in a queen excluder. Most of my frames are 3/4 brood, and outer corners honey.
3. I want a bigger OB Hive!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 02:58:07 PM »

Frantz, lovely pictures, your children are beautiful.  So nice when our forum friends take us into their lives and show us things, lovely.  Have that most beautiful and wonderful days and many more.  Cindi
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