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Eco Floor for bee hive

 
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Has anyone tried an Eco Floor for their bee hive? I'm going to try this in a few days. You put an extra empty box under the brood box and try to simulate what you'd find in a hollow tree instead of having a sterile box for your bees. Moss, decaying wood, bacteria, fungi, bugs. Phil Chandler mentions a bug found in soil that's known to eat varroa!

It makes a lot of sense.

 
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I made the eco floor out of scrap wood laying around. I made 3 entrance holes at the top, one with a landing board. Filled it with rotting wood. It has a sold floor because many hollow trees aren't hollow all the way thru.



 
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Thanks for sharing the video clip!

I added it... and a link to this thread... into another thread.

I think this is going to be a common item in the world of natural bee keeping some day. It takes a few pioneers to get there though. You are now one of them.

Thank You
 
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FYI, Phil Chandler mentioned recently that he doesn't use mesh floors anymore with the eco floors. I'd love to hear/see feedback from people making these. So far I've only seen Top Bar hives with them but I know others have tried them with Langs and Warre hives.
 
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