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Looks interesting but, I would think the stalk material would be hard to get a full seal on the sides? Do the bees just fill the spaces with propolis?
 

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I would’ve liked to see a hive in use as I see no provision for frames. Top bar maybe?
Ledge for frames is shown in the photo...look under the "4$" text
 

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So much work; a labor of love looks like to me, or his wife is a harpy and he’d rather stay out!
 

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Be really interested to see one of these that has been in use for a year or 2. Curios to see if they cover the sides in propolis or if it's air tight enough for them. Although I suspect it's pretty air tight. Another curiosity would be if they have more or less insulating capabilities than normal wood sides. I wonder if the small air spaces as a result of the hollow stems will provide more or less insulating value than solid wood? Either way would make a nice "home hive" in that it would look good out in the garden or something like that. Would be a nice thing to be able to show off to people that came over if even from a distance.
 

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“ I wonder if the small air spaces as a result of the hollow stems will provide more or less insulating value than solid wood?”
Good point.
 

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Mucho trabajo just to incorporate reeds. I think it’s a harpy avoidance technique.
Once I saw a Russian guy who wasn’t wearing camouflage or a track suit or a leather jacket. Just kidding, it was a track suit.
Sorry in advance.
 

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Very pretty, and he obviously has been doing it this way for a long time considering all the special tools he created. Looks like a lot of effort compared to just sawing some boards. I'd like to see how they look in use after a few years. I bet all those gaps get filled in by the bees.
 

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Bee boxes are for the beekeeeper not the bees. Heck bees will build in gas tanks, old tires or anything convenient.
 

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what's so interesting about it? I see a photo with what may or may not be any number of things. Is there any description? other photos? or just an "interesting" photo?
 

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Bee boxes are for the beekeeeper not the bees. Heck bees will build in gas tanks, old tires or anything convenient.
haha... but the odds are not for your examples happening.
"Heck, people will jump out of airplanes without a parachute and live."
Just not very many of them.
It's all about increasing the odds of success, not daring the odds of failutre.
 

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Theres always one LJ...
 
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