I am getting prepared for my first hive. The hive is assembled (and mostly painted) the bees are ordered. I will probably have many questions once they arrive but for this post I am looking for input on a modular observation hive.
I am hoping to build one of these so that next spring, hopefully, I will be able to set one up. I have seen very little on these observation hives.
The University of Florida has a web page with some information:
MG320 (figure 2)
The University of Wisconsin has two PDF files:
A2083.pdf (pages 29-32)
Zach's Bee Photos has some images of this type of beehive here.
Other than those resources I can find very little on these hives. Can anyone shed some light on why these are not used more often? They seem like a good idea to my ignorant mind...am I missing something big? Since everything I have uses mediums, it looks like this should work out very well for me.
Thanks so much,