Turning cabinet into beehive

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by omnimirage, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. omnimirage

    omnimirage New Member

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    Today I removed some a swarm from a cabinet that the owner no longer wanted. She said I could have the cabinet, and I was planning on using the wood to make beehives out of. Though, I wonder; would it be possible to turn it into a beehive itself? There's three wooden slide out drawers, all rather large. I'd have to set it up in a way that the bees were encouraged, more or less, to draw their combs in straight lines. I'm really not sure how feasible this is, or if it's a terrible idea. Advice and insight much appreciated :)
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It could probably be done but I think standardized beehive equipment leaves a lot less to chance and you don't want to be fixing things surrounded by 30,000 stinging insects who are not happy with you
     

  3. Guba

    Guba New Member

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    If you just want to play around and experiment, I say go for it. You can learn a lot from their behavior. But modern bee hives are designed the way they are for a reason.