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Offline Nock

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Observation Hive
« on: August 28, 2020, 08:33:45 pm »
Finally saw one today. And it was awesome. Makes me want one even more now. Found a Amish feller not to far down road from my work. He makes equipment and sells other supplies. I needed something so instead of ordering online I went there. Nice shop and his equipment looked good. It was also nice to get to talk bees with someone. I will be using him more in the future.

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 01:51:57 am »
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesobservationhives.htm

I have a parts list and pictures at the end of this page, making one.
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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 01:42:16 pm »
Thanks for posting. How does being inside during the winter affect them?  I would think they would go through more stores. Even though it?s warm does the Queen still cut back on laying during the winter? 

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 06:50:05 pm »
Yes, even when the hive is warm but cold out side, the bees are not able to fly and bring in nectar. This and decreasing sunlight is what the queen/bees use to determine when to produce brood. After the winter solstice she will start buildup slowly ever with no food coming in.
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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 10:53:14 pm »
Thanks Jim. I wondered if that was still the case.

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Re: Observation Hive
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 12:57:45 pm »
To make it through a winter here they need to be pretty strong going into winter but they do fine.  They don't fly when it's cold.
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