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    Default CoolMax hives?

    Does anyone have an experiences with CoolMax bee hives? Like this

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    Default Re: CoolMax hives?

    The OP had a broken link when I tried it. This may be what he intended to link to:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083WGKOM

    Our CoolMax Polystyrene Hive lets your bees spend more time raising brood and collecting nectar instead of heating or cooling the hive. Assembled, Durable, Well-Ventilated, Cooler in Summer, Warmer in Winter, Proven Design, and Testing. Expert North American Construction. We recommend painting the outside only of your hive and super with latex paint.
    • 1 Hive Cover
    • 1 Bee Max Inner Cover
    • 1 Standard Hive Body
    • 10 Standard Wood Assembled Frames w/Beeswax Coated Plasticell
    • 1 Ventilated Bottom Board
    Note the price is $110 plus $66 shipping!
    Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 06-12-2013 at 06:39 AM. Reason: hmm, link seems to work now
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    Default Re: CoolMax hives?

    I went back and edited it (it should work now). Any experience? And, yeah it's not cheap.

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    Default Re: CoolMax hives?

    Graham
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    Default Re: CoolMax hives?

    Yes I have several... ups and downs... dont like the bottoms covers must be weighted. entrances are hard to control (too long and small) hives seem to hold up well (mine are about 4 years old) but break with abuse.
    Bees seem to do very well in them, and they are light.... if you only have a cpl hives there fine.....

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    Default Re: CoolMax hives?

    Cool. I'm looking to keep up about 10 to 15. I think I'll stick with wood (also based on the the other thread).

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    Default Re: CoolMax hives?

    The only thing I think I would like about them would be the R factor. I have lots of woodware, so I am going to put foam insulation on my boxes this winter, build up the R factor.

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