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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 10:27 am    Post subject: Looks crazy to me...  Reply with quote    



http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-no-mess-mason-jar-beehive/

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i would have thought harvest required a high casualty rate

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They used to put glass bell jars over skeps & hives in Victorian times.
Having a clear glass dome of honey comb to show off to your neighbours was one of those things like home grown peaches & grapes, status.
So this is nothing new & no more destructive to the bees than having a super over them, but I doubt it would be as productive.

Nick



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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I suggest there's a market for a plastic, hexagon shaped hive for keen newbies. Include a viewing window. Call it The Buzziness Centre, and charge 249, bees extra and you'll make a million.

I'm thinking the eglu for bees.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
I suggest there's a market for a plastic, hexagon shaped hive for keen newbies. Include a viewing window. Call it The Buzziness Centre, and charge 249, bees extra and you'll make a million.

I'm thinking the eglu for bees.


beeglu

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
I suggest there's a market for a plastic, hexagon shaped hive for keen newbies. Include a viewing window. Call it The Buzziness Centre, and charge 249, bees extra and you'll make a million.

I'm thinking the eglu for bees.


Philips suggested it.



Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 14 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It goes back even further than that. Evelyn in the late 17th century had a cabinet makers hive with a viewing section. It is mentioned by Samuel Pepys. I haven't read Evelyn's diaries, but he may well give extra information. The bees do prefer to have darkness to work in generally, so a cover would be better for non-display times.

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