Observation Bee Hive

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Project by BusterB posted 11-27-2012 03:43 AM 2121 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My nephew is a member of a local beekeepers association and he came and asked me to build a observation bee hive for the group. It is designed where the beekeeper can pull frames from their active hives and put them on display at various events. It was a challenging build in that everything had to be tight to keep the little critters from escaping and that all wood inside the hive had to be unfinished if the bees could access it. Plexiglass in the door and rear panel assures a good view of the little guys as they work. Except for the hardware and plexiglass, I was able to use scrap wood I already had so the cost was fairly minimal.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 04:42 AM

That is a neat bee hive where you can see them working!

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 08:17 AM

I think it’s cool. Nice job.

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 06:36 PM

Neat work. Good job.

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 04:21 PM

I’m also a beekeeper and this looks like a fun project! My kids are early grade school so I figure the inevitable school visits, 4-H meetings, etc will be forthcoming. This could push a simple display into a real learning experience.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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