I have two outdoor-facing windows in my current apartment. One is about 8 ft from my landlord's back door. The other is my bedroom window, right above my pillow, and I'd like to keep it bee-free.
Unfortunately, the rest of the windows face into the garage, which was built after the apartment. If I were to double-route an observation hive exit tube thru one of the apartment windows and then thru the garage window, that would make it at least 8ft long. Is that too long?
My other options are to:
1) keep the observation hive in the garage, which may be warmer than outside, but still gets pretty cold (the obs hive will be 4 medium frames, two tall and two wide)
2)Route the tube thru the top of my bedroom window and buy my landlord a new window screen once I'm done cutting holes in it
3) Route the tube thru the cat-door which is set in an outside wall. But to get the exit of the tube far enough away so the bees don't bother the cats would probably take just as much length as going thru the two windows.
As kind as my landlord is, I don't think going thru the wall is an option.
Thanks for any advice!