Observation Hive: The Restoration
For those of us lucky enough to have known Bob Perkins, we know that Bob was a brilliant man. Not only as a beekeeper that crafted his many tools and equipment, he was also a creative thinker. Two of our members, Ian Phillips and Bruce White, collected a huge amount of gear from the home Bob lived in up to his passing recently. Amongst the many things Bob left us with was a four frame observation hive. Our club will use this observation hive in our clubhouse as a living memorial to Bob Perkins. Robert Wood has been hard at work restoring this 50-year-old plus hive back to its’ former glory. We hope to have it fully installed and operational in the coming month or two, but in the meanwhile here are a few images of the observation hive and its’ restoration.