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Trevs Bees - Paradise Honey Beehive. Putting on the first honey box. - YouTube


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Thanks, I'll have to make myself one, although I could possibly just put one of my thin plastic QEs on inside lip of the box.

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Hi Trev - great video, thanks. Just some questions ... 1. Is the window purely for observational reasons? I really like that idea! Are they difficult to make? 2. When adding a new box, would you usually add 1 x frame of brood/honey/bees and 1 x frame of drawn foundation i.e. is that the best combination in order to draw the bees into the new box? 3. I like your gloves! Where can I get them from? Are they fairly sting-resistant? Thanks.

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OK. 1. The window is simple just fit a piece of acrylic into a hive mat frame. Or use a sheet of clear plastic sheet from a tunnel house or such. (need to be tear resistant). 2. It depends on how much flow. If a brood box is being added then your example is correct. If a honey box is being added than I try and only bring up honey frames with no brood. 3. The gloves are Nitrile Double Tough. They are available from NZ Safety and Protector safety. The bees do not appear to like stinging thru them and it is like getting the sting but not getting to poison. I get very few stings thru the gloves during the season.

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