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Cob Beehive?

 
Jennifer McMann
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Hey Everyone!

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...
 
tel jetson
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search for mud or clay hives. there's a long history.
 
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