CNC Beehive update
The Bees are in their new home, but I had to remodel the original hive to make it work.
Here is the original for context:
I made the modification so that the standard Langstroth frames from the Nuc I bought would conveniently fit in the top bar hive. If I can catch a swarm, then I can transfer the bees directly into one of the regular Top Bar hives.
Swarm Trap: http://imgur.com/RV31kMD anyone interested in hosting one of these in their back yard?
That looks awesome @Jason-Bijl ! Cool mod to make the Nuc fit without disturbing the bees. Like you said that is probably the biggest challenge with the top bar design. You might want to post a picture of your mod to their forum.
I would be happy to host one of your traps at my place for you. I was planning to built some but I am pretty late this year and ran out of time. I will have to start my bees next year.
@arasbm have you been seeing much bee activity out your way?
I have also baited my remaining top bar hives, I will bring one by for you to take, thanks.
@Jason-Bijl this may be relevant to your interests: https://www.honeyflow.com/
Keeping bees is simple enough, but they do require tending and observation.
Turning a knob for honey is akin to squeezing a chicken for an egg…
imo, better to build understanding than rely on this clever device.