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Octagonal Honey Bee Hive

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Project by Choke posted 12-31-2015 02:14 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to have something not normal for my Girls

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time





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Josh

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 04:33 AM

Wow, what an awesome project! It’s great to see those busy bees doing their thing as well.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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Choke

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#2 posted 12-31-2015 11:23 AM

Thank you. I love the observation Hive, I want to make a full length observation hive for the inside of the house.

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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TraylorPark

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#3 posted 12-31-2015 01:37 PM

This is very cool. I’ve have been thinking of doing some hives for a couple of years, so I have some questions. What type of wood did you use? Did you make the frames and if so, again, what type of wood? Is this design easier, harder or the same as rectangular hives to manage? Again, very cool design and thanks for any insight you can offer.

Zach

-- --Zach

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#4 posted 12-31-2015 02:57 PM

A new class of bee’s, living in Hotel Hilton.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 12-31-2015 08:37 PM

Nice hive! I have bees but have never seen anything like that. I assumed it is just an observation hive until I saw that it is three boxes high. Now I am curious as to what the rest of the frames look like. Do they just get shorter as they get closer to the sides? Thanks for sharing this great project.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Choke

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#6 posted 12-31-2015 10:07 PM

Zack, it is make from Pine and painted with a house paint. I only made the side frames that do get smaller as they go toward the side walls without center boards so the bees can go Picasso. Frames form Pine too. bees aren’t heavy and they coat everything inside with wax any way. The design is just as easy as the regular hive just wanted something different. If you make one make an octagonal Tube form your wood and the cut the sections to size is so much easier. For more pictures you can see them on my picasaweb.google page https://picasaweb.google.com/104368299412245938263/HoneyBeeSTUFF if you like Jeff the frames are there to see how I did them and a home made extractor too.

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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farmerdude

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#7 posted 01-01-2016 10:15 PM

I checked out the pics, awesome, thanks.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Choke

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#8 posted 03-06-2016 09:45 PM

I had received a post from someone asking about the hives and if they were good for bee keeping or something like that.

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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