2014 Fall Hive Build

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2014 Fall Hive Build

Post by donstu » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:04 pm

Living Systems Institute and Honeybee Keep present:
Fifth Community Honeybee Hive Build, October, 2014
Lunch will be provided, organic, local vegetarian and chicken.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8AM to 5PM, backup date in case of bad weather is October 25, 2014.
14020 W. 32nd Ave
Golden, CO 80401
There are only eight slots available. Payment reserves your spot.
Come and work with other beekeepers to build your own hive. Meet kindred spirits, talk about bees, work hard, get fed lunch and take home your hive at the end of the day. Bring your camera. Plan to have fun and go home tired.
You contribute $150 toward the work of Living Systems Institute to promote Community Sufficiency, to make Food Production Cells and much more. You take home your own modified top entrance Langstroth hive. Payment is required in advance to reserve your spot. Mail your check to the address above.
This Hive Build will be for a modified top entrance Langstroth design:
All 8-frame mediums (4) and top entrance.
Frames will be foundationless with wooden starter strip suggestion for building comb.
This hive design is based on Michael Bush's book, The Practical Beekeeper.
What you get:
Top with built-in reducible entrance.
Four 8-frame medium boxes with the 32 frames for inside.
Bottom Board.
Why the upper entrance?  Answer:  better climate control inside the hive. 
Why 8-frame?  Answer:  weight. 
Why mediums?  Answer:  ability to enterchange frames at any time.
You can see pictures of past builds and get an idea of what the 2014 build will create by looking here:

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Re: 2014 Fall Hive Build

Post by donstu » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:43 pm

The hive build is coming up soon.
We still have hives available. If you wish to participate, please let us know soon.

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