Patrick's Top Bar Beehives

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Project by lobro4 posted 03-10-2019 02:58 AM 1269 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother is an apiarist. Honey Bees are amazing little creatures. In doing a little research, it is evident that our ecosystem would crash without these powerful pollinators. So my brother needed some new beehives. And while bees can take up residence in all sorts of spaces, the physics and shape of a top bar beehive offers many advantages over the white boxes most of us are familiar with. There’s no shortage of plans on the internet and likewise, more YouTube videos than you can watch in a weekend! Oh, yeah. The honey is a pretty useful byproduct of their labors. So if you see a swarm of bees somewhere that you’s prefer they not be, don’t kill them—-call a beekeeper and feel all the better for it.
For the longest time, scientists were unable to explain how bees could fly. Turns out it’s quite and exotic mechanism that keeps them airborne. Check out this site for an explanation.
As for the very complex eyes on bees, they can’t see red but in the spectrum from mid orange to ultraviolet, we’ve got nothing on them. Explained in this website, it gives a clue why I chose blue and green for the colors.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 03-10-2019 05:13 AM

Very Nice Projects! & Well Done Rock Chalk!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 03-10-2019 09:30 PM

Well done, the bees thank you and I thank you. My Dad use to keep a hive. I would be an interesting endeavor.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 03-11-2019 10:14 AM

Very nice work.

-- Chris K

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