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Offline Terri Stanley

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Newbee's first hive
« on: April 14, 2012, 09:01:49 AM »
Mornin all,
This is the hive I ordered from Dadant.
Hopefully it's the first of many!


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« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 09:15:18 AM by buzzbee »
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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 09:10:24 AM »
 :)
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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 09:16:04 AM »
I posted the photo for her. You should see it now. :)

Offline Terri Stanley

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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 09:31:04 AM »
I kind of wish it had a flat top, but I can eventually change that.

It comes completely assembled with 8 frame copper garden cover, inner cover, two 9-5/8 inch depth 8 frame brood boxes, 16 grooved top bar frames with plasticell foundation, solid bottom board and cedar hive stand.
I also ordered the screened bottom to add to this hive.
I'm so anxious for it to arrive! :)
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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 02:12:19 PM »
Telescoping tops are readily available any time. If the bees are going to be near the garden,the copper top is quite attractive.No one has ever posted the copper tops after they have weathered and achieved their sheen. Should be rustic looking indeed. :)

Offline Terri Stanley

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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 06:37:53 AM »
I'll post an image after the top weathers and see what you all think.
I was just thinking that a flat roof would be easier to weigh down with a brick or rock.
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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 02:43:27 PM »
No need for a brick.   That top ain't going anywhere.   (unless someone takes it to the scrap yard for $$)

Offline Terri Stanley

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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 02:51:00 PM »
No need for a brick.   That top ain't going anywhere.   (unless someone takes it to the scrap yard for $$)
I'm glad to hear that! Nah, nobody's gonna see it so I doubt it'll get stolen.
I'm putting it towards the back of the property, We're the only ones that go back there.
Unless my freakshow, hillbilly neighbors go back there without me being aware of it. :-x
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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 05:41:32 PM »
I think those hives look good , would not worry to much about thieves  :-D

 :evil: 50000-60000 small pointy venomous reasons not to try stealing there roof  :evil:

mvh edward :P

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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2012, 07:47:22 PM »
Very good point, Edward!   ;)
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Offline ME Girl

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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 09:24:05 AM »
I got one coming like that too for my garden.  It is my first hive and my mother's day present!  Very excited.  They are so pretty!

Congrats!


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Re: Newbee's first hive
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2012, 02:00:44 AM »
Can't go wrong with copper for sure. If you can afford it.