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  1. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    I believe they were for feeding, but I'm wating to hear from BeekeepingIsGood who may know the purpose.

    Joe
  2. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    I am thinking they were for supplemental feeding in the winter, and perhaps for box glass as michael bush suggested. But I believe the side walls may also have been pried off to collect honey.
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  3. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Very good, I agree. Lets go with the idea that the skep hive is a direct ancestor of the box hive, (technology adapted from skeps to boxes). Although the skep making technology was brought to the...
  4. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Perhaps to some, it may seem. To others, appreciating and understanding the past is an important tool to teach themselves and others how important honeybees were to human kind.

    Best Wishes,
    Joe...
  5. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Lets do this one at a time.
    I will move to another item each day.
    Feel free to disagree, this is just my theory,,,

    1) How was the honey harvested?

    Looking at this photo of the open space. ...
  6. Re: A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Please respond off list. I would like to see your history of beekeeping document, can you send off list? _Joe
  7. A Study in Box Hive Construction and Function

    Hello Friends,

    I was sent pictures of two box hives which were discovered in a barn in the Catskill Mountains New York.
    The person wanted to know what they were and how they were used.
    This was...
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