Heat tests

On one of the last really hot days of 2010 I set up the hive for a day of tests. Using several mirrors to reflect the blazing sun on the hive, I was able to raise the temperature of the outside wall high enough that I couldn’t touch it. Pictured above is a thermometer displaying […]

Test hive fabrication

I hired Dimensional Innovations to fabricate parts for my test hive. Above you can see one of their Corian craftsmen hand cutting the pieces. I will check to see how the parts fit and then perform a field test to see how the insulating double wall design stands up to some intense sun and heat.