Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.
Originally Posted by Litsinger
Well, this is not for me even IF I had time/resources.
The main argument against, as of me - this is working against the distributed way I prefer.
This is worse than a row of the hives.
In this case, the bees in the row of the hives are deliberately connected and the bees are mixed up.
Well, looks like a case of Titanic to me.
It will sink in a spectacular fashion due to the parasite/infection explosion (IF meant to be as a through-away/harvest-oriented setup - then OK - it may produce tons of honey).
Over-engineered to, IMO.
I suppose GG proposed "bee-wall" can be compared to a row of hives too;
well - I personally would "manage" the bee-wall at near-zero investment - let them die and let them do as wish - harvest/clean-out the wall sections a couple-times per year - now that sounds like a worthwhile investment to me; GG needs to build a wall anyway, might as make the wall a bit "thicker" and drill few holes into ot - that is the essential difference - need that wall anyway - Man! I really like that kind of a "bee-wall" idea - go up North deer-hunting; while at it, harvest your honey too - a double-whammer.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.