This Old Bee House: Study Deems Hive Boxes Drafty, Inefficient

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The classic wooden hive box used by beekeepers worldwide, first designed in the 1800s, is prone to temperature swings, a new study shows. That’s bad news for the honey bees inside, who must expend energy to maintain their favored internal hive temperature.

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