I'm not sure quite what to call it, but I have something in mind and wonder if it will work and I have a few questions about how I should build it.
I just posted my account of moving a large TBH up the side of a 20' wall with ropes and ladders last night. It is now in place on my church roof. One thing I'd like to do is to show the bees to others -- kids in the church, my students, folks at the neighborhood festival in June, etc. The rooftop, as I described in my other post, is not easily accessible, so I need a way to show just a few bars. Or even just one. My TBH is pretty wide (2'), so even one good bar of comb might be impressive.
Unlike a standard observation hive, in the which you establish a small colony in that hive, I am thinking of a glass-walled case that I could slide a bar into and seal up. It would only be for temporary viewing in other places, and then I'd return it to the hive. So here are my questions:
1) Will this work? Are there such things (plans or some for sale)?
2) How long can the bees safely stay in there if it is properly ventilated?
3) Do they need a feeder, and if so, what sort?
4) Any other considerations?
Since I don't need to build a hive anymore, I'd like to work on this portable Ob Hive.