Re: Farmers market single frame observation hive question
I don't know how to do a thumbs up emoji but lemmje get one here. I use one of these for when I'm presenting at schools or garden clubs. The hive stays relatively calm being corked up but because they can smell their queen and they've got syrup to work it's much less stressful on the nuc. The wide base and the weight of 4 full frames and 1 feeder make it very stable as well. The only additional thing I'd recommend on it though is adding another layer of screen under the bottom. The first one is countersunk and bees can cling to it and get food and fly out at inopportune times. Putting another layer of mesh on the bottom creates a gap that won't allow them to get food or shelter from the bees inside the nuc. If I did farmers markets (especially once or twice a week) I'd bring this one, no questions asked.
Originally Posted by lemmje
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