doodlemaier posting in bee_folk
| Chuck and I went to visit Frank in the Ft. Valley last week and he loaned me his homemade observation hive so that I could take measurements and whatnot to make one of my own. Sure, I don't have any framed hives, but suspend your disbelief.|
Comprised of six 2x4's, a couple sheets of plexiglass, and a handle; some holes drilled (Frank suggests fewer than he has here) screened closed and a couple of brackets to support the frames, the design is simple and inexpensive. Frames are taken directly from the "donor" hive, ideally the frame that the queen is found on, and should be returned to their original hive at the end of a day.