Looking for information last night I came accros a discussion of keeping packages of pollinator honeybees in paper tubes. They are packaged in these tubes, fed, shipped and housed in the tubes for the duration of their service, then extirminated. They can be kept in cold rooms between crops if there is more than one crop to be pollinated. The tube becomes their hive, they have no other.
I tried to find something on the design and manufacture of these tubes but could not in the time I had.
Do any of you know anything about this? If is is as successful in Australia as reported it will soon be here. Such a practice would certainly change a beekeeper's life.