Not to necro a dead thread, but I am really interested in starting an OH and found good reviews on the Ulster hive.
Does anyone use the Ulster from Brushy Mountain? (I don't have the equipment to build by own.)
If so, please let me know on this thread, or via PM? I have some questions about care, setup, etc.
EDIT: I guess I'll post my questions here, just in case.
1.) Does the Ulster OH use medium frames or deeps?
2.) I read it has an internal feeding frame. In the event the one from Brushy (I really wish they had better photos) has an opaque feeding frame, can a clear feeding frame be constructed? This seems to make more sense, as you'd be able to easily tell when it needs re-filling.
3.) I don't have anywhere indoors I can keep this while still exposing the tube to the outside. Can an OH be kept outside? I have a shady part of my backyard that would keep it out of direct sun. Any ideas here? Don't wanna set this up and then inadvertently bake my bees.
4.) How long can you keep the entrance closed if you wanted to set this hive up indoors for observation? I've read as many as 4 days. Is that practical?
Thanks in advance! Any advice on OH's is appreciated.