Beemax Hives

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by dragonmaster765, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. dragonmaster765

    dragonmaster765 New Member

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    I was browsing a Betterbee catalog when I saw a Beemax hive for sale. I wondered what it was and my research didn't help me much. What are the pros and cons of one? Should I buy a Beemax or a wooden hive? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Beekeeping is 90% personal preference.

    My preference is always wood over plastic.

    Others may vary.
     

  3. BeeHunter

    BeeHunter New Member

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    so far my bee's seem to prefer wood over plastic too! I like the wood.
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I vote for wood also, never seen a feral hive in a plastic tree!

    Never had tried the plastic myself, but just not into it.

    G3
     
  5. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    You can say that again :) although it seems they would be well insulated for colder climates...
     
  6. alleyyooper

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    Yes they would insulate from the winters cold. BUT I bet wood boxes with a stryfoam sheath around it in the winter would last 10 times longer. best to just cover the wood box with snow, ma natures insulation.

    :mrgreen: Al
     
  7. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    it is amazing how much stuff is sold via the anthropomorphic nature of man.