Re: Have you seen this new hive?
Looks totally impractical to me.
So...your are supposed to drill a hole through your sealed double-pane glass window and then hang this incredibly heavy occupied colony there on the now-structurally-compromised glass? The bees will like being in the blasting sun there, or against the freezing glass in the winter? Then when they attach their comb to the inside walls of the plastic egg cover (which they inevitably will do), how are you then supposed to remove the cover without pulling comb apart? ...And a little puff of smoke is going to keep the thousands of bees from flying all over your house once you rip the cover off and have comb dripping everywhere and angry bees? Or maybe get a bigger smoker and fill your house with smoke? And how would you get the bees back into their hive once they're flying angrily all over your house?...take the cover off again to throw them back in as fast as you can?
It's no wonder they don't show one of these things in actual operation. I wonder if they tested it at all?
I like the 'food supply' shown in the form of the little pot of flowers. I wonder how those people living in that highrise building are going to water the flowers...lol!
Yikes, are they asking people to fork over big money for these things?
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson