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?