Does anyone have experience with this type of hive? I would like to know what difficulties they experienced or what observations they might have. Thanks.
yes, no legality issues. The side opening makes it interesting. I would assume it could be adapted for wheelchair users or those not able to lift heavies.Its legal in NZ cos the frames are all inspectable.
I agree after thinking about it.Looks like nightmare to me !
Have a look at some videos, the slide out quite nicely. The benefit is no lifting and more even temperature management, especially in winter and as the OP is south, that may be a benefit. The issue I see is it would be tricky with a hive that has sealed everything up.I agree after thinking about it.
I hate squishing bees and cannot see how a proper AFB inspection can be carried out...how to get the bees off each frame to be fully inspected and then, back in the box?