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While watching a video of bee keeping in Germany I saw bee hives made of a reinforced plastic. Does anyone use them in the States?
 

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Expensive, but you probably only have to buy them once!
 

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Yes, a bit. But my other hives are top bar hives that I built so I figure overall my costs are about average and the fun experimental factor is slightly above average.
 

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It looks indestructable, unless run over. Would be nice if they were a tad cheaper. How many boxes do you own like it?
 

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The hives look nice. I would wonder about how well they insulate in winter, and I would certainly be worried about them getting brittle and breaking easy in the cold. Does anyone have experience with that?
 

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I have never used them, but have heard they can cause moisture problems. If that is true, would not be a good idea in humid climate like where I live.
 

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Where can they be purchased from?
I got mine at http://www.modernbeekeepingusa.com

I have never used them, but have heard they can cause moisture problems. If that is true, would not be a good idea in humid climate like where I live.
I live in Virginia. It's quite humid here as well in the summer. They come with a screened bottom board and I crack the top a bit to give a bit more airflow. You can also reverse the top and add a screen beneath it (like a travel screen) to give it more ventilation.
 
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