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A recent delivery of a Chandler-inspired top bar hive

 
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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:07 am    Post subject: A recent delivery of a Chandler-inspired top bar hive Reply with quote

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Thought you all would enjoy the peacefulness and happiness of honeybees enjoying their new mansion:

https://youtu.be/SvVAzpBIR5U


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two very nice TBHs Patrick, I am sure your customers are delighted with them, bees looked healthy and happy. Are you using solid or mesh floors? Have you tried Phil's ecofloor before?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Two very nice TBHs Patrick, I am sure your customers are delighted with them, bees looked healthy and happy. Are you using solid or mesh floors? Have you tried Phil's ecofloor before?
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Thanks so much for the kind words.

I use solid floors. I'm not saying I'm against mesh floors. I just think solid floors are more practical for me doing removals, etc. Plus, I keep hearing stories about bees not being able to regulate temps as well and absconding. But hey, it's just me. Not downing the mesh floors.

Regarding the eco-floor, I'm sure you've all heard the saying that beekeeping is local. Well, whenever I DO have detritus on the floor, small hive beetles tend to hide in it and start laying eggs, etc. It probably works great in Europe where small hive beetles haven't appeared yet, except for maybe in Italy.
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