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Offline Roy Coates

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My version of the Oscar Perone hive
« on: August 16, 2012, 12:30:57 AM »
I used what I had and am pleased that 100% of the material was reclaimed lumber. I bought good deck screws and glue. I look forward to experimenting with Ocsar's design and theory.

https://plus.google.com/photos/105525568580496768818/albums/5776711464411292209
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 05:02:28 AM by eivindm »

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Re: My version of the Oscar Perone hive
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 10:05:42 AM »
What type of wood is it?

Looks heavy duty for certain.

Let us know how it works out for you.

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Re: My version of the Oscar Perone hive
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 10:18:34 AM »
Good work there.  Thanks for the pictures.  Who is Oscar Perone?  What are the slats for?  How do you know the timber hasn't been treated?

OK..I ran out of questions for now  :)

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Offline Roy Coates

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Re: My version of the Oscar Perone hive
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 09:17:12 PM »
Good work there. Thanks

Thanks for the pictures. Your Welcome

Who is Oscar Perone?  Oscar is a bee keeper from Argentina. His web site is in Spanish and google translate helps it is still a rough read. People are working on getting his book and website up in English. A google search for permapiculture or Oscare Perone should get you there

What are the slats for?  They are a comb grid. This method of beekeeping would have to be conducted as an experiment/experimental in the USA. Basically the hive/brood chamber(the lower section and one honey box is left solely to the bees to be bees. The top three honey boxes are what is harvested when they are full and placed back on. The harvest includes cutting the comb. You can do a you tube search for automatic hive. Two brits explain the concept(albeit they seem a little under informed) enough to gain an under standing

How do you know the timber hasn't been treated? I don't in fact I think it has. Not Ideal. My hope is that it is so weathered and decomposed that any toxic level of toxins has leached out. It is just a proto type and free was the key component

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Re: My version of the Oscar Perone hive
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 04:30:12 PM »
How has it worked for you? And do you have Africanized bees in your neighborhood?

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Re: My version of the Oscar Perone hive
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 04:42:16 PM »
I was unable to populate the hive by "prime swarm" which is the preferred method. I have just installed a 3# package to see what happens. So far they have not absconded. I have released the queen and secured the "bee part" to allow the queen to make her colony. I will monitor progress and feed if absolutely necessary. Once the bees are in the "bee part" it is suggested never to open that area. I will be able to see in from above through the comb grid. I am too far north for the Africanized   bee

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Re: My version of the Oscar Perone hive
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 01:22:54 PM »
Heavy duty...but looks like it will be better insulated for your weather. I am a newbie...but I also want to stay out of the "bee" part.

 

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