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I thought something did not look correct the other day, but this evening having just sold 2 nucs housed in the beehaus, it is now empty,ut this has given me a chance to have a good look at the hive after now 10 months of use.



On inverting the hive it is clear that although the metal legs are securely attached to the grey plastic end sections, these end sections are flexing / have flexed due to in my opinion quite a light loading.

The hive had probably dipped approx 1" at one end, and there is a good 4-6" (at the feet end) of movement on the legs when taking hold and pulling and pushing them with the hive inverted.

I have at most only had 22 std national frames in and 2 supers (1 std national super) on top, so nothing compared to my typical hive loadings (see hives in video back-gorund with 3 broods and several suppers on)

Apart from that noting else noted, but another inspection is due tomorrow of the empty hive.
 
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The hive had probably dipped approx 1" at one end, and there is a good 1-2" of movement on the legs when taking hold and pulling and pushing them with the hive inverted.
Not good if you are trying for cut comb.

Have you given Omlet a shout ?
 

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it probably needs some sort of metal frame on the base to place the main brood body onto instead of directly srewing into the the base....and/or some sort of cross bars to stop the legs from splaying.

I wonder if langstroth had as many teething troubles ?!!!

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Not very strong. Imagine that with a good few supers on in very hot weather.
 

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edited, so what did omlet say?
 

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I have at most only had 22 std national frames in and 2 supers (1 std national super) on top, so nothing compared to my typical hive loadings
Some time ago one new Beehaus owner stood on their hive to show how strong it was...


:D
 
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Lots of Commercial hives.......
And I'm sorry, but the wooden hive in the background to the BeeBin video is just pure honey porn.

Exactly how many supers are on that hive please...............??!!!!

Tell me they're just being stored like that! :D
 

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And I'm sorry, but the wooden hive in the background to the BeeBin video is just pure honey porn.

Exactly how many supers are on that hive please...............??!!!!

Tell me they're just being stored like that! :D

Nope! Them hives you see are tripple brood'ed with 4 suppers on:sifone::sifone::sifone: And I have 4 other hives out of picture shot like them + numerous nucs which have been rapidly selling off/picked up.

And aslo for those with eagle eyes that pm'ed me, them hives are sat on 2 x 1" x 1" 3mm steel box section beams. A little bit stronger than beehaus legs and good for proabley 1/2T +

Some time ago one new Beehaus owner stood on their hive to show how strong it was...


:D
Are you saying I am fat!:toetap05::boxing_smiley::grouphug:

Yes, the picture might have been seen, but I think the isse is simple down to the sun on the plastic causing it to soften and flex.



Still no reply from Omlet!
 
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Lots of Commercial hives.......
What strain of bee do you have in the 'triple brooders' Jim.............?
 

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