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    Default Behold, the Parker Cube Hive!!!

    Check out my latest post on my blog. http://parkerfarms.blogspot.com/ You can see full 5 megapixel pictures of the boxes I built today.

    I had started a thread a while back about using square hives. http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...s-and-Swarming

    I thought it would be 13 frames, but it turns out to be more like 12 standard frames or 14 1 1/4" frames. I called it a cube hive because three mediums equal 19 7/8, the same as the length and width. A 14 frame medium has more or less the same comb area as a 10 frame deep, though three inches shorter. A hive of four or five boxes as I keep them is a full 12" or 15" shorter respectively. I think the thing I'm most excited about trying is placing the frames perpendicular to the ones below. I'd like to see if that has any effect.

    Tell me what you think.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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    Default Re: Behold, the Parker Cube Hive!!!

    Solomon...Reference the thread about the square hives a while back, I built two square hives, and they each hold 13 standard Kelly Frames as you can see in the photos on my photobucket. One of the square hives says, cottonwood, the other square hive says cypress. They are standard 19 7/8 square.

    http://s841.photobucket.com/albums/zz339/cchoganjr/

    cchoganjr

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    Default Re: Behold, the Parker Cube Hive!!!

    Looks interesting.
    What is the advantage of placing the frames perpendicular?
    Do you foresee any issues with the cluster accessing stores laterally to the cluster and issues with starvation?
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Default Re: Behold, the Parker Cube Hive!!!

    I don't know. That's the fun part.

    I'm imagining it will make the environment in the hive a little more like in nature, with combs going every which way. I'm also thinking it will slow the movement of air in the hive.

    It's something I've wanted to try for a couple months now. I'm kind of excited.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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    Default Re: Behold, the Parker Cube Hive!!!

    It is a neat project, I would like to see how it turns out.

    The project I am working on is a TBH based on the medium frame.(in order to place standard medium nucs in a TBH)
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Default Re: Behold, the Parker Cube Hive!!!

    Can you give me a quick tour?
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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