- Oct 16, 2012
- Reaction score
- Fareham, Hampshire UK
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
I'd say top marks as a design project, full of interesting new ideas along with sensible compromises. Good idea to use existing standards where possible.
I don't think the current design will quite work in the field because of all the niggles that other people have already pointed out.
Pargyle in particular is very much worth listening to - his long journey from re-inventing the beehive towards using standard equipment with a few tweaks has been very well documented on the forum!
Yes .. A few years of bumping along on square wheels gives even the most ardent hive inventor piles ... Of ideas that lead you back to the standard 'box' ... It's a journey I've found valuable and there are still a few tweaks eddying around the old grey matter but. .... There's a lot to be said for conforming ! I never thought I would say that !!