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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    So what ever happened with the hive, anything
    Rick Kumer

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    That's where all the lost bees in the USA have gone. Not CCD.

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    Sorry, I forgot about this thread. The hive was installed last summer and nucs were placed in. My brother has not opened it up this spring as of yet.

    Here it is in place.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    I noticed on your photobucket page your bee suit is black! Interesting design.
    Regards, Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I noticed on your photobucket page your bee suit is black! Interesting design.
    Yep every Halloween we open the office for just kids. This year was Alice in Wonderland.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    Whats the hole in the background? A place to bury it if it fails. Lots of stinking bees.....

    I like the door to put the hay bales in.

  7. #27
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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    That is a foundation for a greenhouse.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Well we opened the hive up last weekend. The hive configuration was not ideal, the division boards were to close together and most of the colonies became honey bound and swarmed themselves to death last fall by leaving an insufficient biomass of bees to survive the winter. There is one that is building back up and is looking good. I advised my brother to move the division boards to make the equivalent of about 3-4 deeps in volume. There is a ton of drawn comb, and I would love to get a picture of the monster frames, however it was to cold to open up the large box on the bottom. I will try to make it down there when they repopulate the dead out sections and get some pictures. Once the colonies are established the goal is to remove some of the division boards and have two queen sections. We will see how it turns out.

    The window below the roof is a ventilation vent. The shallow top box is full of standard medium frames. The deep is full of custom frames that measure 12 x 48 inches. The whole hive is about 8 feet long.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

  9. #29
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    i love it...its cool i wish you both goodluck....greg

  11. #31
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    Well thats it >>>>> you da man !
    thats the way i roll.

  12. #32
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    He is building frames for it and initially using 10 nucs to start it
    Your kidding right??? Nucs are $120 a piece so he is going to waste $1200 on this? Cant wait to see how it survives the winter... 10 colonies down the drain all in one shot...

    Well its been almost a year since you posted this... How did it turn out???

  13. #33
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    sorry didnt see your post on 3/29

  14. #34
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    10 nucs were for this and his other traditional hives, so no 10 did not go into this big boy. Yesterday they put 5 packages back onto the dead out sections. The problem is that it is cold, but they should have stores. (His teen age sons did the install, as he is gone on a mission trip).
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

  15. #35
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    I agree. There was a man who made a 15 queen hive and the super was one peace that fit on top of 15 two deep hives. The super was lifted with a crane and a lot of eye bolts. lol
    By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    Quote Originally Posted by RiodeLobo View Post
    That is a foundation for a greenhouse.
    er... is greenhouse (greenhives?) is a next step in scaling up the beehive? Beehive looks very homy and car is small...
    Серёжа, Sergey

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    Oh. Did not realize there was a second page...
    By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

  18. #38
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    Default Re: Crazy Hive Design

    the legos at legoland do alright in the sun. I guess you could use propolis for mortar

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    This one is for the record book, makes my back hurt just looking at it.
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio Zone 6A

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