Friday, August 28, 2015

Plans for Sleeping with Bees

When sleeper hives were first brought to my attention a couple of years ago, I thought they were the coolest thing I'd ever heard of. This morning, I learned that Dr. Leo Sharashkin has posted plans for sleeper hives!!!

Since my shop skills leave much to be desired (i.e., I'm pretty sure I'd have bees in the sleeping area), I'll probably pass on this project. However, if any of you are up to it, I'd love to hear about it!


  1. Oh, don't sell your carpentry skills short! You could totally knock one of these out. ;-)

    1. LOL! Thank you for the vote of confidence! Maybe one day... :-)

  2. Okay, so here's a new woodworking project for you:

    1. Wow! What a gorgeous hive! I'm loving those large combs! Thanks for sharing! That is way, way, way beyond my skills, though. I have to rope my husband into this one!

      I wonder about a couple of things, though. The bee highway is great, but they talk about the bees enclosing the gaps with wax. Won't those enclosures get broken with every inspection?

      And what about that living roof. It sounds really neat, but how does a short person like me lift that off for inspections? Or if it's fastened to a hinged roof, how do you open the roof without the plants falling out?

      Would love to see this one in action! Thanks again!!!


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