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Just finished two cedar hives with windows for a customer

 
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Patrick Thomas
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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Just finished two cedar hives with windows for a customer Reply with quote

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I realize top bar hives are supposed to be cheap and simple. However, there are those who want them luxurious.

I can't even afford one of these hives for myself, but I'm more-than-happy to build one (or two) for someone else.

I'm not trying to sell my hives to any of you because it's impractical to ship these in their present configuration. These are only for those who live local in central Florida.

Although this is the basic design of Phil Chandler here at biobees.com, I'm sure he'd frown down upon the elitism of this version, lol.






















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ingo50
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two very nice TBHs Patrick. What did you use for the roof? Are you a carpenter?
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mefgbee
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Patrick, thanks for posting.
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Fr. White
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are some very nice looking hives. Well done. I love the natural look of the cedar, too bad it is so expensive to buy.

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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ingo50 wrote:
Two very nice TBHs Patrick. What did you use for the roof? Are you a carpenter?


THANKS !!! Smile

For the roof I used cedar for the frame with various lumber for support for the curved roof. The curved roof is quarter-inch plywood.

I am NOT a carpenter. But thanks for assuming I could possibly be one...lol.

You can learn most anything on YouTube at this point. In fact, there's almost no need to go into debt going to college when you can learn anything you need to know at YouTube University...lol.

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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mefgbee wrote:
Very nice Patrick, thanks for posting.


The kind words are much, much appreciated.

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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fr. White wrote:
Those are some very nice looking hives. Well done. I love the natural look of the cedar, too bad it is so expensive to buy.

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Thanks, Father White.

Yes, I agree, they are expensive. My goal is to own one myself this nice...lol.

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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I delivered the two hives today and installed 2 nucs into them. Here are some photos:




















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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's a short video of these hives post installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_n_diWu3tA


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Ollie
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:44 am    Post subject: TBH's Reply with quote

Whow.. very good. excellent work. missed your sream twice.... Sad
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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: TBH's Reply with quote

Ollie wrote:
Whow.. very good. excellent work. missed your sream twice.... Sad


Thanks so much, sir.

They are much nicer than the junk in my own back yard, eh?

But Ollie, come spring, you'll be too busy to even remotely have any interest in my streams... Surprised

We all would love to see your hives in Ireland over Stre.am

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