Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
I've always wanted to build a portable hive that is heavily glassed for better viewing. I like that that it's a functioning hive without being too intrusive. What does the front of the hive look like? Is there a removable screen over the entrance? Thanks for sharing.
A friend is interested in having a glass hive- asked about putting it outdoors. Told her would make it difficult for bees to control temperature. Extra hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Basically not year-round outdoor hive. Comments. Also anyone know of (1) construction plans, and (2) commercial availability.
This sounds amazing! Are you still active? Would I be able to visit you and your hives?
As many folks warning me about heat and cold. This hive has been outside in my yard since last march, no issues durring summer, and I've put foam covers over the glass to add a layer of insulation durring the winter. Girls had enough honey and pollen to last through the winter as fall checks indicated. So far they are doing well.
If interested in the plans, I can definitely assist in that. This hive is good for either in or outdoor occupancy. I grew up with one in our living room with it plumbed from the back to the outside. Kept them active all year with a top feeder a fixed year round.
Thank you for the info! I would love to take a look at these plans.