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« on: November 02, 2014, 12:55:58 PM »

Hi, my name is Blake and I'm 15 years old. I am currently a life scout working on my eagle scout project. I have chosen to build an observation hive for my local library in an effort to educate the public on the importance of honeybees. I have received approval for the project and have designed the observation hive. There will be a video kiosk, and will be built to withstand public usage. Right now I am in the process of raising funds to build it.

I will keep you informed of my progress. You can see more details of my project at http://www.blakeoverton.com/eagle-project

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 02:18:05 PM »

Go get'em, Blake. You're doing a great thing. We need more young beeks.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 03:14:56 PM »

Hi Blake. Have you considered using crowd source funding sites like http://www.gofundme.com?
Good luck on your project. You've found a good resource here to draw from.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 06:19:10 PM »

Very cool, Blake.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 08:48:55 PM »

Hi Blake. Have you considered using crowd source funding sites like http://www.gofundme.com?
Good luck on your project. You've found a good resource here to draw from.


Yes, I have crowd source funding set up at http://www.donationto.com/Crew-63-Eagle-Scout-Project-Observation-Beehive
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 10:09:44 AM »

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Very good.

I notice this post made it to the facebook group. Good job Admins.. I'm going to share it and donate now. Come on Beeks, lets get this scout the help he needs.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 10:24:49 AM »

That's an awesome idea!  Good luck in your endeavor.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 05:26:40 PM »

Hi everyone, thank you so much for the support. Since the Hive will be in a public place, I need some sort of safety glass or Lexan to withstand the tapping. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with either, and possibly the price difference.

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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 12:06:29 PM »

> I was wondering if anyone has any experience with either, and possibly the price difference.

When making my own I've used Plexiglass, Lexan and regular glass.  I don't recommend the regular glass.  It is too fragile.   I've bought them that had Plexiglass and safety glass.  The Plexiglass is tougher to clean but cheaper and easier to work with.  The safety glass or tempered glass has to be ordered in the exact size you need and you can't cut it.  It's very expensive, but I can't say exactly how much.  You'd have to contact a glass place for that.  The glass can be scraped with a razor blade scraper to clean it.  The plexiglass I clean with a rubber spatula to get the bulk off and then soak it in mineral oil laxative (no perfume) and after it's greasy and clean I wash it with glass cleaner.  It works and can be cheaply replaced when it gets too scratched.

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 11:27:27 PM »

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The plexiglass I clean with a rubber spatula to get the bulk off and then soak it in mineral oil laxative (no perfume) and after it's greasy and clean I wash it with glass cleaner.

Glass cleaner generally contains ammonia, and ammonia causes acrylic to react to it with surface crazing.  That's where the whitish scratchy looking haze comes from over time.  The best thing to use for a final cleaning of acrylic is simply dish detergent and water.
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2014, 01:26:59 AM »

Hi everyone, thank you so much for the support. Since the Hive will be in a public place, I need some sort of safety glass or Lexan to withstand the tapping. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with either, and possibly the price difference.

Thank You

I have no experience with observation hives but I wonder, wouldn't it be easiest to use Plexiglas and make it easily removeable from the inside. Keep a couple extras on hand, and swap it out instead of trying to clean it there. Would a good pressure washer be effective at cleaning any buildup on the Plexiglas?  Just tossing out ideas.
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