Barrel Top Bar Hive
Also known as the Catenary Hive. I am interested in these hives, and I would like to build one myself. Here are some links that inspired me:
I started a topic about building one in the BioBees Forum And I found another topic.
Here are some more I found:
Catenary Bee Hive
So what I have concluded this all down to is this:
- Using Cardboard Fiber Barrels is my best bet. (Plastic is not perfered by the bees, they will abscond.)
- I will need to water-proof the barrel with straight, melted wax; inside and out.
- I will need to use wooden bars along the cut edge to support that top bars.
- I am probably the first person trying this out in New York! I hope it works out well!
Here is a little diagram I drew: (I couldn’t get it right side up for some reason)
If anyone has any suggestions, idea or experience with the barrel TBH, please do tell me! Thanks.
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