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Thread: fake WBC hive

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    I am in need of a garden hive for show not beekeeping. I do not have a table saw and what not and am looking for a kit. Basically something that will look like a WBC hive. Anyone know of such a thing. Of course if one can actually buy a WBC hive in NA, that would work too.

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    Keith
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    Please explain the purpose, benifits, and reason for the WBC hive configuration.

    Thanks

    For those unfamilar with a WBC hive........

    http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/wbc.html

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    just thinking about those box joints on a compound angle makes my brain hurt
    I can't imagine why they'd be out of favor with modern beekeepers.
    no idea where you'd find one

    Dave

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    I have an english friend that would like and empty one simply for looks in her garden. As to the merits as a working hive - the fact that very few folks use them suggests there are few benefits beyond a traditional cottagy look.

    Keith

    PS: Yes I know cottagy is not a word . . . .
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    They do look nice, but if the boxes overlap as they appear, the propolis between the boxes would make them inseparable.

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    Nothing is inseparable so long as nuclear explosions are possible...

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    An easy alternative that looks, in my opinion, better, is a reg hive with an english style cover. I've got three here at the house so the place looks "cottagy" (yes it is a word...because we said so).

    BubbaBob

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    The intent of the WBC was more insulation. The results was more weight than most wanted, more cost to build than most wanted.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Bubba - did you make them or buy them, there seems to be a few retailers that have them.

    Keith
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    >I've got three here at the house so the place looks "cottagy" (yes it is a word...because we said so).

    Actually according to Webster, cottagey (with an "e") is a word. An adjective form of cottage. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    OK - so I am not hallucinating and making up words, but my spelling stinks. I can live with that.

    Keith
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