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Cardboard top-bar beehive

Well, not all cardboard
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Cardboard top-bar bee hive with a roof and winter covering made of corrugated plastic.

Extremely lightweight and easy to install. Has pockets on bottom to keep in place against winds. Smells to the bees like wood.

Plastic protection is distanced from them.

The dots represent the bees. Please ignore them... :-(

. /----------plastic---------------\
. |... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...|
. | ... ====cardboard==== ... . |
. | ... / ... ... ... ... ... \ ... . |

pashute, Jan 05 2017

WBC hive - a double wall design https://s-media-cac...27b0dea2502daed.jpg
[TomP, Jan 07 2017]

Bees make great astronauts https://lsda.jsc.na....aspx?exp_index=914
[MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 07 2017]

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       I bee-leive you.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 05 2017
  

       This could generate a lot of buzz ...
8th of 7, Jan 05 2017
  

       I'm just winging it here, but this idea is a pollen.
normzone, Jan 05 2017
  

       Hive a mind to bun this.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 05 2017
  

       " Honey, don't ... "   

       Carl Perkins
normzone, Jan 05 2017
  

       How comb you are thinking about bees?
whatrock, Jan 05 2017
  

       Needs more banjos...
csea, Jan 05 2017
  

       (wax [csea] over the head with banjo)
normzone, Jan 05 2017
  

       bzzzz.
popbottle, Jan 05 2017
  

       I think it needs a computer and a laser to do imaging of the bees then zaps off varroa mites. I actually think this could work.
beanangel, Jan 06 2017
  

       You mean in two layers WBC style with an outer and an inner? Bees have a tendency to chew through cardboard quite rapidly (as used in combining colonies), so I suspect the inner wouldn't last long and combs would be extended right through to the plastic.   

       WBC in [link]   

       Also, the weight of a thriving colony with honey is not inconsiderable, so some sort of engineered cardboard would probably be needed, probably plywood-type laminations of corrugated sheets.
TomP, Jan 07 2017
  

       I, I just can't ignore the dots representing bees. They've even escaped into the annos - usually at the end of sentences.
AusCan531, Jan 07 2017
  

       What would a beehive bee like in microgravity? I think that, since we're paying all that money to keep the ISS up there (and since the Russians are being kind enough to provide the hotel shuttle-bus), we're entitled to know. I think that a swarm of bees in microgravity would be majestic.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 07 2017
  

       Oh my goodness. It turns out that the experiment has been done. <link>
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 07 2017
  

       [TomP] thank you for your informative remarks. I'll try it out for one of the movable restrictive walls in a wooden regular top-bar hive and see what happens...   

       [all others] ignore the three dots at the end of that sentence. They don't represent bees.
pashute, Jan 08 2017
  
      
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