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Bleith
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:24 am    Post subject: Rooftop TBH Reply with quote

Does anyone see any issue with having hive on roof? Would get sun from morning till about 3pm. I live near Chicago, IL
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J Smith
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of urban small scale keepers keep hives on the roof of single story dwellings here in NZ. About the only problem is access- requires a ladder climb as a rule.
Depending on how sheltered the roof is, the hive may need secured or tied down more securely than the same hive at ground level.
Horizontal Top Bar or Long Lang might be a better bet than a stacked box hive.

If you wanted to keep bees in a city centre apartment building, roof top is about the only site practical. Laughing
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rmcpb
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can arrange access and wind resistance then the only real problem left is shade in summer. Obviously, I have no idea about your summer conditions but if it gets hot then some sort of shelter from the sun may be necessary.

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