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wannabee
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Location: USA, Oregon, Portland (North)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: son of hivemonster Reply with quote

Put my hivemonster in place, and decided it is just too big. Then, built a regular warre as a gift, liked it so much I did a total redesign of the hybrid warre/tbh hive. This one is smaller, with a straight sided main box. Pics can be viewed here:
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll2/sanchokatydid/son%20of%20hivemonster/

New bees arrive in about 2 weeks! And getting a So Oregon survivor stock queen in May, also plan to try my hand at catching a few swarms....

hooray spring

cheers
Laura
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FollowMeChaps
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking fantastic Laura.

I take it you are not good at making decisions? Is this how it went "Shall I build a horizontal or should I go for a Warre? Ah, I know..............." Laughing Laughing Laughing

(In case you missed it that was a feeble attempt at British humour)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FollowMeChaps wrote:
That's looking fantastic Laura.

I take it you are not good at making decisions? Is this how it went "Shall I build a horizontal or should I go for a Warre? Ah, I know..............." Laughing Laughing Laughing

(In case you missed it that was a feeble attempt at British humour)


Of course she made a decision: she decided to do both. That's making a deci.....Oh, I get it! Wink
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RyanB
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That is amazing looking. alot of work went into that. I would love to see it sometime!
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wannabee
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I am great at making decisions....first I decide one thing, then I decide to change my mind!

But seriously, typically when I design something I have to build two or three (or more) screw ups first...that 's art training for you. For what its worth, the base is about 8 pieces of scrap ply and what have you cobbled together, painted with two hideous leftover colors of housepaint mixed together to make it look cohesive. As they say in the trades: "little putty, little paint, make it look like what it ain't..."

that said, thanks for the compliments! Anyone who wants to come visit me in NOPO is most welcome.

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Laura
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I think you could sell timeshares to the bees for that one Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think this is workable...
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Notyouraveragebeek
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the only issue I can see if when it comes time to "hibernate", they will have to decide if they are going to go up, or keep moving along to the side... but that's not a huge issue if there is honey where they are moving to!

Can somebody tell me what is wrong with this system?

It seems like an awesome way to transition a swarm from a Warre to KTBH if nothing else.
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