Re: Question's on mod's to Bonterra Swing View DW8
Awesome! I love the design, and I aspire to own one of your fine hives some day. I just need to figure out how/where to put the entry/exit port so they don't go right into my back patio area.
Originally Posted by bonterra bees
Are you based in California or Maine? Your "Contact Us" page shows a map of Pasadena, but a PO box in Addison.
I ask because I'm worried about earthquakes here in Los Angeles. There's nothing worse than stumbling around in the dark, in a violently shaking house, with broken glass all over the floor. Except for all of the above + 10,000 angry and confused bees.
If/when I buy one of your hive kits, I would definitely use safety glass. Have you ever done a "drop test" where you drop/tip an assembled hive from some distance to see how well it survives?
I was also thinking of some sort of spring-loaded door to cover the entrance hole if the entrance tubing were to get pulled away from it.
If you're based in Pasadena then I'm sure you've thought about this sort of thing!
Painted Peacock Manor, Palos Verdes, CA