Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito
In a way, these straw man side tracks are on topic, in that they show that others have had what they considered brilliant and innovative ideas that simply fell flat when presented to a broader market or turned out to not be so innovative after all. I think a lot of what has been offered is realistic advice and should not be glossed over. You may be able to overcome the weight issue by using honeycomb structual panels sandwiched between a light steel or aluminum outershell and a plywood veneer inner liner. The panels offer a decent R value but you will need to research that if interested.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.