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question about beehive boxes

 
Jennifer anderson
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* raising hamd!* hahaa So was looking at your picture up there and wonder about the beehive boxes. Why is the one on a green grate?
Never seen them constructed how yours are down here.. Pretty neat!

Can you pull the drawers out in each separate section for smaller honeycombs?
 
Jacqueline Freeman
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Oh, how observant you are, Jennifer. The purpose of the green grate was to keep it out of a puddle that had formed on our flat roof. We've since had it fixed but at the time it was a concern about the wood base standing in water.

No real bee reason for it, other than wanting to keep all bee wood dry.

That photo was taken just as they were beginning to swarm. I LOVE being in the middle of a swarm. Makes my soul sing.

warmly,
Jacqueline
 
Jennifer anderson
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Smart thinking!

I could imagine being in the middle of the swarm would be incredible..
I imagine they are singing a "sweet" love song to you for taking care of them!

Ahhh I seriously cannot believe I just posted this! Hahaha

Thank you for replying=)
 
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