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Author Topic: The Beehaus, anyone seen this?  (Read 1919 times)
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« on: August 11, 2009, 08:03:32 AM »

Okay, only available in the UK at this point but check this thing out!

http://www.omlet.co.uk/products_services/products_services.php?view=Bees&about=the%20beehaus

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 02:34:32 PM »

That thing is so "euro"..very neat and efficient.  I looks like something you might be able to find at Ikea.. grin

It is real similar to a long hive on Michael Bush's site, except his doesn't look like a happy meal toy.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 05:23:44 PM »

As was said on the other Forum about it, " wow that's expensive "

Price; 465 Euro., at today's rate that is $657.51

It would of course look nice next to their 353 Euro., 2 rabbit hutch

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 05:49:00 PM »


Price; 465 Euro., at today's rate that is $657.51

It would of course look nice next to their 353 Euro., 2 rabbit hutch

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It would be a bargain at 465 eu, but that funny little "L" thingy means Pounds Sterling.  Closer to $800 USD w/o shipping.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 06:18:51 PM »

WoW;

Thanks for straighting me out on the Euro/PoundSterling !

Guess I'll have to order a few less then I wanted.    Cry

Nice they give " A 30 day money back gaurantee "           rolleyes

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 06:27:23 PM »

No charge, man!  grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 04:22:10 AM »

I nearly bought one of their chicken arks for a present for my wife. Instead I bought her a wooden one from a local iron monger at a fraction of the price - it does the job just as well, if not better. I worry for them - can you imagine the phone calls they'll get from all those people who buy these not realizing that beekeeping requires dedication and expertise?

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 12:27:02 PM »

it is bassicly a plastic top bar hive I think. Plus dosn't plastic have less ventalation, and hold condisation during winter?
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 04:10:00 PM »

Hi. just to reply to a few points in this thread.

I now own a BeeHaus. I am a course tutor for them in the UK to encourage new beekeepers to the profession.

The BeeHaus has a fully open mesh floor, so won't suffer condensation issues. It has a very good metal entrance block that reverses for wasp control or closes completely.

It holds either one or two colonies (the second coming from swarm control in the Spring). It is not a top bar haive - it uses BS 14x12 frames which are the largest in the UK below Dadant and Langstroth which aren't popular here.

It has half sized honey supers to help with lifting and is aim primarily at the small hobby beekeeper.

It is stong enough to take my weight (100kg) and comes with 4 supers, 4 cover boards, 2 clearer boards, queen excluders, frames and foundation.

I'll let you know more when we get bees into it.

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 10:21:11 PM »

Stephen,

I look forward to your follow-up post.

Their chicken coop design and has something of a following among people who want small scale, not ugly and easily cleaned. I suppose that you are aware of Susan Orlean's article in the September 28 issue of The New Yorker that talks about the design.

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