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  1. #1
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    I've had a few requests for plans on my observation hive and I've finally had a chance to draw them up. They are posted at http://www.watchtv.net/~honeyrun/beekeeping_plans.php

    Used the plans here on beesource and elsewhere as a guide and modified it to suit my needs. There are some pictures of the finished hive as well. Enjoy.

    [This message has been edited by tarheit (edited December 20, 2004).]

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    Sounds like a good winter project. Thanks Tim!!

  3. #3
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    Thanks Tim,
    I made the one on this site but dislike the slide in feature of the glass. That looks like the basic change you made except for stretching it. Did you do anything to keep the frames centered?

    Dickm

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    I used small block of wood on either side of the frame's tongue to keep them centered, but I think some small nails in the sided would have worked better.

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    >but I think some small nails in the sided would have worked better.

    Like I did... And you only need to pull out one to remove a frame.

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    You can put something in the outside walls to hold it centered. You can put something on the frame spacer to hold it centered. Both of these don't require removing it to remove the frame. You can also put it on the rest, but that does require removing it.

    I have used small nails, small screws (easier to adjust) thumb tacks and staples that are not all the way in.

  7. #7
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    This looks like the plans I have been looking for. Truely a design that I like and the pictures you posted are the greatest.
    Clint

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    Clinton Bemrose
    just South of Lansing Michigan
    Beekeeping sence 1964

  8. #8
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    Do you haul it outside for maintenance or do it from your recliner?

  9. #9
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    I take it outside right next to the entrance tube for maintenance. The tube of course is closed on the inside during maintenance. It's reasonably heavy, but not too bad. I can reasonably lift it up off the hindges/hooks that attach it to the wall and carry it outside myself.

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