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Essexgary 

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Dr Who just landed in the back of my garden. It looks great - like a big purple tardis! Came with a good guide about how to use the beehaus effectively for swarm control etc. 3 weeks until bees arrive - I shall be getting my bee-suit on and practicing with the dummy boards until then. I can imagine that the bees will find it a very happy home.

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are they breeding them up specially? - colour-blind bees? :coolgleamA:
 

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May I ask what made u decide to invest in a Beehaus? Interesting topic for debate.
 

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May I ask what made u decide to invest in a Beehaus? Interesting topic for debate.
Hi, lots of reasons I guess, low maintenance, funky colour, I guessed that - being a new product (I know it's based on an old beehive design) they would have addressed some of the issues with other beehives, it looks great in the garden, I like the fact Omlet have pushed the boundaries, I've got money to burn...
 

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they would have addressed some of the issues with other beehives,

Give us a few of these 'issues' and we might be able to comment on them. As far as I can see there are very few, if any, actual advantages over the wooden Dartington. And the Dartington has issues of it's own when in direct comparison with, say, a 14 x12 National. I have all three, BTW. The one real advantage from my point of view is the extended single tier brood.

Regards, RAB
 

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Sorry but more money than sense.

If you wanted a real bee hive, fit for real bees and wanted to push the envelope then the poly is the way to go. You bought a piece of correx. LOL

PH
 

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I've got money to burn...
this made me chuckle :rofl:


as long as you are happy with your choice thats good enough for me, the bees wont give a toss what sort of box they are living in :)


have you planned on getting a second BH or any other type of hive for swarm control and stuff next year?
 

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Sorry but more money than sense.

If you wanted a real bee hive, fit for real bees and wanted to push the envelope then the poly is the way to go. You bought a piece of correx. LOL

PH

Sorry but more money than sense.

If you wanted a real bee hive, fit for real bees and wanted to push the envelope then the CEDAR NATIONAL ON DOUBLE BROOD is the way to go. You bought a piece of correx. LOL

CR


:rofl:
 

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If you wanted a real bee hive, fit for real bees and wanted to push the envelope then the CEDAR NATIONAL ON DOUBLE BROOD is the way to go. You bought a piece of correx. LOL

CR


:rofl:[/QUOTE]

Of course it is..
 

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Some things are fads but others are cyclical. I heard Omlet are changing the design slightly - new model made of straw, rounder in shape and abandoning frames altogether. They might be on to something.
 

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I've got money to burn...
Handy when you do get you're bees, you can use a couple of notes to start the smoker. I have to use old paper.
 

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Re Skeppahaus

Hope you have that copyrighted Hivemaker,
possible pension.
 

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I suppose that Bee Dustbin just doesn't have the same 'je ne sais quoi' does it.....!
AH so we are talking about the french market.
I asked a french beekeeper what he thought of Omlet and his reply was: He thought the idea was Crepe.
 

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Some things are fads but others are cyclical. I heard Omlet are changing the design slightly - new model made of straw, rounder in shape and abandoning frames altogether. They might be on to something.
Make it out of plastic and you would have a radically new hive design (the "Egg") pushing the bounds of beekeeping forward into the 21st century.

Optional extras could include pastic ekes and nadirs. The de-lux model would come with a plastic bell jar so you can see the bees in-action making all that lovely honey.

Of course the landed gentry might opt for a collateral version (the "Nest") where several "Eggs" are joined by clear hollow pipes to watch the bees move about....
 
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Wow! I'm glad I don't work for Omlet PR - they've got a job on their hands with you guys! Just thought you might be interested in a new beekeeper who is trying something new... you're right, I could have got a National, Dartington or any other wooden box - but it's not big, plastic and purple... and it wouldn't look as good in my garden - that's the long and short of it.

Now, which of the ludites among you would like to have a pop about me not being a serious beekeeper... bring it on....I know you want to....:reddevil:
 

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Essexgary,you will notice that many of us beekeepers take the **** out of the Beehaus.

Its only friendly banter,we have to have a product to pick on and the plastic dustbin fits the bill perfect.

There is no such thing as bad publicity on the internet..
 

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Essexbee - apologies for sending u like a lamb to slaughter and prompting a debate on the beehaus seems to have turned into pub banter/mickey taking : ). I thought the general consensus would be exactly how I read in the thread. I like innovation and please keep posting here on how u get on it would be a shame if we lost a contributer that had a completely different setup.

Good luck with it, if u're anything like me mistakes will be made and lessons will be learned.

Beesrus
 

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Wow! I'm glad I don't work for Omlet PR - they've got a job on their hands with you guys! Just thought you might be interested in a new beekeeper who is trying something new... you're right, I could have got a National, Dartington or any other wooden box - but it's not big, plastic and purple... and it wouldn't look as good in my garden - that's the long and short of it.

Now, which of the ludites among you would like to have a pop about me not being a serious beekeeper... bring it on....I know you want to....:reddevil:
:troll::troll::troll:
DO NOT FEED !!!

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