The photo above is of a partially constructed polystyrene hive. It provides the honeybees with a hive that has superior thermal properties.

It is expected to last 30 years and I expect to get more colonies through the winter with it.

I am very mindful that this hive is non-biodegradable but in the same vein, honeybees natural habitat are cavities in mature trees and not a wooden boxes.

I think this trade-off is justified if you consider what I am doing is providing a lifeboat for honeybees, until mankind regains its sanity about the only planet we can live on. 


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