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Update on aquarium/observation hive - 3-7-18

 
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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:19 pm    Post subject: Update on aquarium/observation hive - 3-7-18 Reply with quote

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They are doing really well !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCPVtQ9LQJo


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update Patrick. They are looking good. I'm pleased to see that the condensation I was concerned might be a problem, has not materialised. When I've used plastic planters here in the UK without a means of drainage the condensate puddled in the bottom and pollen and hive debris fell into it and rotted, so I doubt an aquarium hive like this would work in our climate, but great to see them doing so well in yours.

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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barbara wrote:
Thanks for the update Patrick. They are looking good. I'm pleased to see that the condensation I was concerned might be a problem, has not materialised. When I've used plastic planters here in the UK without a means of drainage the condensate puddled in the bottom and pollen and hive debris fell into it and rotted, so I doubt an aquarium hive like this would work in our climate, but great to see them doing so well in yours.

Regards

Barbara


Barbara, first of all, thanks for taking the time to watch. Smile But I would be lying if I tried to claim there has been no condensation problem.

At this point, I'm not sure if it was the time of year being the midsummer, or if it was before I took that bar off to allow more ventilation. The proof will be during July and August to see if it will really work properly. If not, I'm going to have to make some adjustments.

I'm glad to be the guinea pig for now. I'll keep you all updated. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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3-26-18 update:

https://youtu.be/w1rzyXov1yc


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