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Offline The Bee Man

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« on: April 15, 2006, 09:06:29 AM »
A nearby nature center asked me to find them an obervation hive.  They want a large one similar to the ones I found here:

http://www.tianca.com/tianca27.html

I am willing to drive most anywhere in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Massachusettes to pick one up, if it cannot be shipped.

Any leads, folks, on a good craftsman, or product?

I have never done one of these before and would not mind pointers on installing the bees and maintaining the hive once up.  I hear that they swarm often.

Much obliged!

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Offline TwT

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2006, 09:35:48 AM »
are you looking to buy or build? Drapers has a good selection of OB Hives that size if you are looking to buy.    http://www.draperbee.com/
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Offline The Bee Man

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2006, 09:47:07 AM »
Hello Ted!  This time I am looking to buy.  There is not much time left before the kick off of the season, and I don't think I want my first try at an observation hive to be one at a nature center that has lots of cubscouts around it!  (Not only that- the nature center is paying for it.)

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2006, 10:06:56 AM »
Draper is the main one im thinking about and their in Pennsylvania. have you looked at that web site and seen any you like?
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Offline Michael Bush

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2006, 10:08:51 AM »
Here's my observations on observation hives:

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesobservationhives.htm
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Offline Ross

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2006, 12:39:23 AM »
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