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Offline specialkayme

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2010, 11:07:08 PM »
With a couple elbows it runs a little over 5 feet where it is now.I have it sloped slightly downhill and an elbow outside to keep strong wind gusts from blowing straight through the hive.In summer when there busy,you can hear them clawing their way through the pipe.

Lol, I know what you mean. My tube is only about a foot and a half long. Half pvc, half clear tube. I like having the clear tube section to watch them come in and out, and the clear tube is a little more quiet, but their little feet get rather loud in there. Probably wiping off their feet before they come inside, lol.

I was just wondering how long you can make the tube before the bees have a problem with it.

I'm working on plans for my OH base, any ideas or pictures anyone has?

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2010, 11:21:30 PM »
mine is mounted to the wall.
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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2010, 11:56:54 PM »
This is my ob hive before the bees were installed. The white tube along the wall runs to the outside.
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/kwrabbit/IMG_2186.jpg
a couple more pics here,although I think I loaded last pics first or vice versa:
http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/kwrabbit/Observatioin%20Hive/
That is a nice looking set up you have buzzbee. Is the hives under the observation hive functional or just a cool lookig stand ?

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2010, 12:01:05 AM »
This is my ob hive before the bees were installed. The white tube along the wall runs to the outside.
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/kwrabbit/IMG_2186.jpg
a couple more pics here,although I think I loaded last pics first or vice versa:
http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/kwrabbit/Observatioin%20Hive/
That is a nice looking set up you have buzzbee. Is the hives under the observation hive functional or just a cool lookig stand ?

I went back to look at that again. It looks great! Did you make it yourself? What type of wood/what type of finish is on it?

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2010, 12:12:26 PM »
Awesome ob hive.  Anyway you could write the plans down?  We would be willing to buy the plans.

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2010, 10:55:24 PM »
Awesome ob hive.  Anyway you could write the plans down?  We would be willing to buy the plans.

specialkayme [/b]
 Has the whole Project posted on the one he built
Nice one too

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2010, 10:56:49 PM »
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