I'd like to build myself a simple compact warré observation hive that is 2 frames side by side. I would take 1 brood frame and one frame with stores from a full hive and place them in the observation hive when doing 1 day presentations. At most I expect to have the bees in there for a day. At times this might be outside in the summer, in my area 84 degree temps and high humidity is typical.
The most daunting part of the construction for me would be the boardman style feed jar that many obs. hives seem to use. I'm wondering how necessary people think a feed jar is for short term uses like this?
I'm guessing they wouldn't really go through a full jar of water in a day would they? Maybe I can come up with a simpler, less bulky way to offer the bees a drink.