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Finally completed my demo hive today. I am really surprised at how well it turned out. I usually am my biggest critic. I really like it.


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Hey now, that looks really good to me!!

Did you find some little round vent thingeys?

I know you are really just trying to show off all of the hard work your wife did on the flower beds :wink:
 

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Those air vent things are really hard to find. I don't know what they are called and have looked around unsuccessfully trying to find them. I would love to finish the hive off with those. For now it is just a 1" hole with #8 hardware cloth stapled to the inside.

I had taken some pics of it in the shed where I built it but with all the crap scattered in the background it made the pic look bad. I figured I take a pic in front of the newly mulched flower bed to make it look better.

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Forgot to mention that Aidens former kindergarten teacher had asked him to come back this year and do a demonstration on beekeeping again. He will be using this as one of the props. Hopefully I will be able to get some video of the demonstration he gives.

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There will be bees in there. The props i was speaking of was smoker, hive tool, empty hive and things of that sort. Then have the demo hive full of bees for the added experience.
 

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How long will the bees stay calm in one of these? Seems like if they can not get out and forage, they would begin to get antsy.
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Oh wow. That's neat. Now you have me thinking about drilling more holes in my demo/observation hive just so I can put those in, but I fear it's too late now, what with all the bees in there and it being nearly impossible to remove the frames. Oh well.
 
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