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  1. #1
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    Default Weatherizing my log hive

    I thought I better close up some gaps on the log hive before the rainy season starts. I haven't taken any honey from the bees or used any miticides, and I don't plan to provide any food. So now comes the real test...will they make it through the winter? I'll be really happy if they throw a swarm in the spring. With any luck I'll have another hive waiting to be filled.

    http://solarbeez.com/2012/10/08/bee-...nd-and-a-boot/

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    Default Re: Weatherizing my log hive

    That is the most amazing thing I have seen in a while, well done.
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Weatherizing my log hive

    Very cool and imaginative!
    Mike
    N5RWH - 9a

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    Default Re: Weatherizing my log hive

    Thanks...
    If it gets them through the winter, I'll be very happy.
    I'm thinking about a bigger log hive for next year and of course I'll get it carved. I've looked at lots of wood carvings on google, but just can't find the one that 'pops.' Maybe I'll have two faces carved because I want it about 8 feet tall, so it'll need more than one opening. If you spot any cool faces, send them my way.
    Thanks,
    Pat

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    Default Re: Weatherizing my log hive

    I think an Native American Totem Pole hive would be appropriate for your area, fit your size desire and bee very cool.
    Just a thought.
    Mike
    N5RWH - 9a

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Weatherizing my log hive

    Quote Originally Posted by mmmooretx View Post
    I think an Native American Totem Pole hive would be appropriate for your area, fit your size desire and bee very cool.
    Just a thought.
    That's a brilliant idea. I'll run that by Brian Vorwaller, chainsaw carver extraordinaire, for his thoughts on it.
    Pat

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