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Title: Just How Horrible is This?


Beebass - June 11, 2010 10:17 AM (GMT)
Those clever business people who produce the Eglu are now into the bee business it would seem...

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Works out at 635 for a complete starter kit...:eek:

Paul - June 11, 2010 10:09 PM (GMT)
Is it me or does this photograph lack one vital ingredient? Clue: they are black and yellow and fly.

Beebass - June 11, 2010 10:29 PM (GMT)
No, it's not you....:)

I quite admire this firm as they have done a lot to promote the keeping of chickens and I suppose any promotion of beekeeping can't be all bad???

I wouldn't touch one with a barge-pole myself, but horses for courses... ;)

grey wolf - June 12, 2010 08:17 PM (GMT)
Obviously suppliers of Bee hives to the stars,that is a lot of money :D

Beebass - June 12, 2010 08:34 PM (GMT)
In fairness, I should add that the 635 does include bees but it's still an expensive option.

I've just read that it uses up to four horizontal supers holding National frames, each super only holds 5 frames however.

Needless to say however, I shan't be investing :)

beetsar - June 12, 2010 10:42 PM (GMT)
Seems to be based on the "dartington" hive only more expensive and not as spacious.
If it's anything like the eglu you'd need miniature bees to go with it as well!

Tavascarow - June 16, 2010 06:15 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (beetsar @ Jun 12 2010, 10:42 PM)
Seems to be based on the "dartington" hive only more expensive and not as spacious.
If it's anything like the eglu you'd need miniature bees to go with it as well!

It's not that small.
22 jumbo national frames (14x12) is equivalent to about three national brood boxes & ample for even the most prolific queen.
I don't like it because it's plastic, expensive & hyped.

Beebass - June 16, 2010 10:44 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Tavascarow @ Jun 16 2010, 06:15 AM)
I don't like it because it's plastic, expensive & hyped.

Yup. Me neither.... ;)




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