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Offline Bob Wilson

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Third horizontal built.
« on: May 07, 2020, 09:11:14 am »
Long langstroth #3. This time I...
1. Used 2x12 boards, cut to deep prime depth. The 1 1/2 boards sure make thick walls.
2. Covered the hive with a single piece of plywood light enough to easily move. A migratory top.
3. Used double sided foil bubble wrap insulation as inner covers. Four pieces cover the frames under the migratory lid, and each moved when i want to uncover that part of the hive.
4. Canvas duck cloth, which I wanted to use, was very hard to find and too expensive to ship.
5. The follow board is plywood.
6. I put in mason jar beetle traps under each corner, under the hardware cloth. They just screw up under the bottom board and I put in and inch or so of mineral oil in them.
7. It is now populated with a caught swarm.

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Re: Third horizontal built.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 09:21:47 am »
Nice job Bob.
Any chance getting you to put the dimensions/plans here on this thread?
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Third horizontal built.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 09:54:34 am »
Any chance getting you to put the dimensions/plans here on this thread?

Ditto
I had not heard of the mason jar beetle traps before.  Outstanding

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Re: Third horizontal built.
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 08:11:53 pm »
See. Check out this beemaster thread for more on the Mason jar traps I made. https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=52622.msg471553#msg471553

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Re: Third horizontal built.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 08:15:25 pm »
Jim. Let me look into creating and posting some plans for this hive this weekend.