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Offline squidink

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Looking for Detailed Observation Hive Plans.
« on: May 02, 2013, 09:17:04 AM »
I am after some various detailed plans for an observation hive. 4 or 6 frame would be great. I have searched high and low on the internet but have not found some good detailed plans. Does anyone have any or could steer me in the right direction?

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Re: Looking for Detailed Observation Hive Plans.
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 10:18:24 AM »
Did you check out the one at Beesource.com?

PDF Plans for Observation Hive!

Or maybe these Plans....

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Or....Possibly this one!
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Re: Looking for Detailed Observation Hive Plans.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 11:05:22 AM »
I've got a 5 frame deep that's a modified version of this.  http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/3-frame-observation-hive-2/ Mine has a door that I strongly recommend because it make it very easy to work the hive.  Bonterra bee's who makes OB hives does sell their plans but I don't have experience with their product. http://www.bonterrabees.com/doityourselfplans.html

http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Drew454/library/#/user/Drew454/library/Observation%20Hive?sort=3&page=1&_suid=1367500116197008332380906762043  The quick disconnect hanger was a challenge to think up and make, but it's been problem free and up for over 3 years and I've not come up with an easier/durable way to do it.
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Re: Looking for Detailed Observation Hive Plans.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 04:34:49 PM »
Are you looking for plans for a hive to keep inside a building or an outdoor hive with a viewing window that you can uncover to observe the bees?

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Re: Looking for Detailed Observation Hive Plans.
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 05:59:28 PM »
Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm after plans for an observation hive to be kept inside. I will set it up in my garage.

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Re: Looking for Detailed Observation Hive Plans.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 05:59:59 PM »
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