Re: need help setting up a observation hive for a two day show
I made a medium version of the Ulster Observation Hive and I had kept the bees in it for three (or four) days. A frame feeder of syrup is normally placed in the bottom box with four frames of bees, brood and honey/pollen. I had misplaced my frame feeders so my enclosed bees had honey and open comb with nectar to feed on. If you don't have a frame feeder don't worry too much about it.
I want to make a nice cover for the top, but two pieces of cardboard and masking tape did the job.
If you're concerned about water you can dribble some onto the top vents, but if you keep the Ulster hive out of the direct sun I don't think you'll have a problem.
I used newspaper when I reunited the bees to their original hive, checking for queen cells beforehand...
I would want to have the queen on display or else a frame of emerging brood.
Last edited by BeeCurious; 09-09-2013 at 06:33 AM.
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5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...