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17. The Hybrid 'BRITISH NATIONAL-WARRE' Beehive.

Part Three - commissioning.

Does anyone remember playing Space Invaders ? You may be reminded of that computer game by this design of hive stand ...

stands

 

These stands have integral mesh floors for ventilation, and have slatted rack entrances placed over them ...

slatted_racks

 

... onto which the boxes are placed:

first_boxes

 

And, having made Crown Boards and temporary roofs covered in pvc cloth (ex. supermarket banners), the time had come to finally install some bees:

nat-warres

Note the use of straw stuffed into the hollow legs of the plastic pallet being used, in order to prevent bees from getting trapped inside them.

 

(To be continued ...)

 

 

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