Chris rain wrote:The common problem with the few that have showed them was that the combs are tricky to handle, and heavy. But good point, maybe that is less of a concern than experimenting with split top bar, or less than half a barrel!
Kelly Pakes wrote:How in the world are they going to inspect the beehives in the building in that video? Aside from the logistics of even opening a box and pulling frames, it is dark, and imagine the cloud of angry bees in that enclosed space. Yikes. It did not look like it would have anywhere nearly enough ventilation, either.
S. Bard wrote:Any chance you could help me crack the numbers on that calculation? Could you perhaps explain what variables I’d need to measure in this situation, so I can take them as exactly as possible next time I go out to the site.
S. Bard wrote:As for your link to the direct hydro power: I did consider that option if hydro-electricity turned out to be a dud. In fact I was considering powering a pottery wheel with it if nothing else was possible. I throw a decent pot!
The shaft of the wheel comes out into an area that needs to be used as a living space, so we can use a small area to dedicate to some sort of use for the wheel, but we can’t install a sawmill for example.
Jay Angler wrote:Cloud cover vs no clouds appears to make a difference of 4-6 C in the overnight lows where I live, but we get a lot of "ocean effect" mixing in with that.