Syrphid Fly – Wasp Mimic

I noticed this hive had liquid dripping from the entrance hole. Not a good sign! Hives generally have a fair bit brown propolis around the entrance but is usually pretty dry. When you see liquid it’s a sign that the hive has an issue.  This particular hive grew weaker over …

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Splits 08/10/2017

Above photo: Top half of the Red Mail Box hive, and bottom of the Treasure Chest hive. These have been in place since early 2017. I’ve now split them and added the matching halves of the boxes so now I have one complete Red Mail Box and one complete Treasure …

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Oiled Cypress Observation Hive

I’m currently making a few rebated boxes, these will be a raw timber finish with oil. There’ll be a hinged lid and clear viewing window on top so you can open it and see the bees inside. Specs: Timber: Cypress Timber Thickness: 35mm Design: Rebated Cypress OATH – Observation Hive Internal Volume:  Brood …

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Phone Box Hive

A friend suggested .. “How about a Red Phone Box?” … so here we are… This is a new design incorporating the smaller 200mm x 200mm internal frame system. The advantage of this system is that you can keep an individualy designed outer hive and still “split” and swap out internal …

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Log Cabin V3

I thought it was time to revisit the Log Cabin design. I’ve made a few little improvements and design changes. These have a thicker base and roof and more internal volume.   Specs: Timber: Cypress Timber Thickness: 35mm Design: Log Cabin – OATH Dimensions 280 x 200mm Internal Volume:  TBA …

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