Being one who never does anything normal. I decided I want an observation hive. Sounds easy enough right?
Wrong Wrong Wrong.
I want an observation hive box.
While I like the single frame observation hives I wanted something that could hold a few more frames.
Fortunatly I have a great relationship with a plastics/plexiglass company near me. So I took a medium hive box and let him use that as the template and asked him to match the medium hive box. I had him place exterior handles on the box because doing a cut in would have raised the price a great deal.
The hive came out great. I am going to use it at the South Florida Fair where we will have a booth.
The only problem is due to the fact that it is plastic is that is smells like new plastic and I don't tink the bees will accept it. I am going to leave it outside for a few days and let the weaher get to it. Then I am going to prepare it like I would the permacomb and then wipe it clean.
I am going to add some bolt points to it so I can secure it so if some bumps it the hive body is still secure and the bees stay put.
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