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  Topic: Indoor observation Hive
Highlander

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:12 am   Subject: Indoor observation Hive
Well the plan is that when its opened the windows beside it will be left open and all the loose bees will head out the windows towards the light...

Thats the plan..... Rolling Eyes
  Topic: Indoor observation Hive
Highlander

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:08 pm   Subject: Indoor observation Hive
That said, given the chance to do this myself, I would more than likely give it a go, especially as I don't have a TV.

Best wishes

Barbara

Funnily enough the alcove this is going in used to ...
  Topic: Indoor observation Hive
Highlander

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:57 pm   Subject: Indoor observation Hive
I'm almost ready to go with this Smile

I'm picking the two sides up tomorrow as our laser cutting machine wasn't quite big enough to cut them.

I'm just finishing of the last of the cutting as I typ ...
  Topic: Indoor observation Hive
Highlander

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:48 pm   Subject: Indoor observation Hive

I would also consider having a cover for the hive as I think the artificial light and activity in the house will cause additional confusion about the seasons/time of day and perhaps cause stress.
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  Topic: Indoor observation Hive
Highlander

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:27 pm   Subject: Indoor observation Hive
Thanks Zaunreiter! Very Happy

I'm almost ready to go with this, the mesh has been ordered today! Very Happy

My hive will be based on Phil's 36" topbar hive design and constructed totally out of clear se ...
  Topic: Indoor observation Hive
Highlander

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:52 pm   Subject: Indoor observation Hive
I'm quite keen on the idea of creating an indoor observation hive with outside access through the wall using a short pipe or similar.

Would a mesh bottom on the hive give it adequate ventilation?
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  Topic: Nuc Help
Highlander

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:32 pm   Subject: Nuc Help
Looking good with this one so far Very Happy

When I removed the frames for a look there was very little in the way of stores but still quite a lot of brood.

I've been feeding them constantly for the l ...
  Topic: Nuc Help
Highlander

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:15 pm   Subject: Nuc Help
I'll get on the powdered sugar right away.

Thanks for your help Very Happy
  Topic: Nuc Help
Highlander

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:13 pm   Subject: Nuc Help
I'm in the West of Scotland.

I've just picked up what looks to be a nuc hive.

It was left in a garden a few weeks ago by a tenant who did a moonlight flit and through a friend of a friend (becau ...
 
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