Here it is, my hive! PART 2

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by TheWoodsman, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. TheWoodsman

    TheWoodsman New Member

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    Well, here are more pictures i promised. It is a regualr top bar hive, its just i didnt put the wire under it like most have for air so i put a hollow box on top with screening so air can flow through a little. I cuold take it off and just put a peice of wood on top but let me know i shuold?
     

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  2. TheWoodsman

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    If you see anything i shuold work on, i'd be glad to here it from you guys, thanks.
     

  3. Bens-Bees

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    One thing to keep in mind is that OSB has a tendency to come apart fairly quickly when it gets wet... obviously not in a day or a week, but it won't last as many years as some other choices in lumber. One thing you can do to make it last longer is to coat it with melted wax and let the wax seep in as much as possible.
     
  4. TheWoodsman

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    Yeah i built it for free from a box spring so i used what i had. If bees move in i'm building another over the winter for next spring, a good one.