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Buzzing into view!

We had an opportunity this week to share some bee knowledge.

Following an invitation from the local scouts, we did a bit of hive PR.

In order to do this an observation case was needed.



A clever man took to the workshop.


He created a viewing box for a frame from a standard hive. It has a type of Perspex forming the sides, a broad base to keep it stable and ventilation
so that the bees get good air circulation.


He collected the bees in the afternoon.



After he checked on line advice he made sure that the right type of frame was selected. A honey frame would be best so the borrowed bees would be well fed for their brief holiday.

He also ensured that the queen was left at home to prevent the remaining bees from misbehaving.

With the bees safely installed we managed to take the scouts to visit the African hive, show them how to make candles, give them a honey tasting and share the amazing close up view of the frame.

And then the bees were safely returned home that evening.


9 comments on “Buzzing into view!

  1. expatlingo
    September 27, 2014

    Very cool.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Di Drinkwater
    September 28, 2014

    Reblogged this on Writing by Di Drinkwater and commented:
    I’ve just sent the link to my husband to see what he thinks about making me a frame case like that! That’s a really cool way of displaying bees for talks!


    • lizard100
      September 28, 2014

      My husband is very pleased. He made this one for me. He used a frame to base it on obviously. It worked really well.


  3. Di Drinkwater
    September 28, 2014

    That looks a great idea to show people bees safely!


    • lizard100
      September 28, 2014

      It worked like a dream. Though at times the noise they made was quite intimidating!


    • lizard100
      September 28, 2014

      Thanks very much for the reblog!


  4. Morguie
    October 7, 2014

    As long as I don’t have to go near it I would have to say it is very cool indeed (allergic to bees).


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