Since its so dag gone cold outside and I have no idea how things are going in my hive... I'm just wondering if anyone has ever made a hive body entirely of plexiglass? It looks like you can get it up to 1" thick. I think it would make a pretty cool observation hive. Biggest drawbacks I see are a) typically its dark in a hive and this would be bright all day and b) I have no idea if it has the same insulating qualities of wood. too hot in the summer and not enough insulation properties in the winter.