I'm currently into several projects, two of which are natural building techniques and beekeeping. I was wondering if there was a way to combine the two? Has anyone ever tried to build a beehive out of cob? Not the whole thing, mind you, I think it would be best to have a rectangle of wood where the top bars sit, then mold the cob around the sides and bottom.
One of the reasons I want to try is because I live in a place that gets 100 degree days in the summer, but frosts every day in the winter. I'd like to provide my bees with a somewhat climate controlled comfortable home that's still human friendly.
I tried googling to see if anyone else had tried this, but all I got were 5 pages of beehive shaped cob ovens...
Location: woodland, washington
posted 4 years ago
search for mud or clay hives. there's a long history.