Natural Beekeeping Observation hive for indoor use - Mk 2

Natural Beekeeping Observation hive for indoor use - Mk 2

Robin M.
Observation honebee hive for use indoors. Bees enter through hole in wall then into a flexible pipe which joins the right angle entrance block and on into the bottom of the hive. There are no comb frames as this is a natural beekeeping hive - bees attach natural comb to top bar. Single comb width which bees can attach to the side as they require. Idea inspired by http://www.bonterrabees.com/home.html The hive frame legs extend to the floor with wheels to carry the weight of 2 panes of toughened glass plus bees/honeycomb/honey. The whole hive, running on the wheels, pivots on the wall plate so both sides of the comb can be viewed. Hinges used are hook and eye so hive an be lifted off hinge and taken outside if required. Incorporates a varroa scraper so hive debris can be cleaned from the floor. Thin ply sheets cover both sides (not shown in model) so bees remain in the dark when not being observed. Not being a carpenter I don't have the skills to make the joints shown in their rotating hive sufficiently strong enough to carry this weight - I know when I'm beaten! #bar #bee #hive #honey #natural #observation #sustainable #top
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