Resident Beehives, indoor bees?

I was watching an episode of "how it's made", they were covering commercial tomato's.  The plants were grown in a large building and the plants were pollinated by a in house beehive.  The hive was kept separate from the plants, but the bee's had access through some tubing and a hole in the wall.  Everything I've read suggests that having bee's pollinate your indoor plants is a bad idea.  I'm pretty sure most of these comments are coming from hobbyists, but the claim is that the bees get lost indoors and usually die as a result.  Can anyone enlighten me on the subject?

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HDPE or UPE beehive

I want to make a beehive but not wood, not sure should i go for HDPE or UPE, any suggestion? which is cheaper?

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Whats the best place for a beehive? Answered

Hi all, Question is, where is the best place to put a beehive in my backgarden. The layout is simple: Backof my house is 5.5Meters wide and to the back of the garden its 12Meters long. I have a small shed in the back of the garden and behind that are the parkingspaces for cars. The parkinglot is about 20Meters in deep towards the next garden en the width is about 60meters. There are no trees pressent, only some low bushes and a lot of flower patches all over the place. Can somebody enlighten me with some info on this subject? I want to make my own honey in the near future, i had some lessons about keeping bees a long long time ago and never did anything with it. So now i've got a house with a nice little garden and i thought, HEY, why not ;-) Thnx!

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How to get new Instructable within some search terms by email?

Hi, is there a way to get email notifications on new instructable add within some search elements? Suppose I search "beehive" I'd like to receive by email every new project made for "beehive". Thanks. 

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I need an air moisture meter and possibly a thermometer in one.

Good day,I am trying to find a moisture and temperature meter (possibly in one). It will be a used in a beehive. During the winter the bees cluster together to keep warm. Warm air rises up and gets in contact with the cold ceiling. It cools off and releases moisture. The water then starts dripping down and creates a mess of wet bees and mold. Opening the hive during the winter is not recommended till temperatures get back over 40F. Proper ventilation is possible to achieve through the design of the beehive but i would like to know the level of moisture and temperature if i was to just walk next to the beehive. I have seen a few instructibles about moisture meters but they are geared more toward soil moisture. I need it for the air. The system could be powered by a rechargeable battery and a solar panel - i can take care of that myself. Thanks.

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Automatic Pill Dispenser, 3D Settlers of Catan Board, The Nutella Cheesecake

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The perfect Halloween costume to wear to office?

Hmmm... 31st October falls on monday. That means its a work day. So here's the thing.. my colleagues and I have made a pack. We all are going to wear Halloween costume on the 31st.. all day. The one problem is I have a meeting with client on that day, for presentation. So could please anyone give me suggestion on what kind of costume i can wear to work and to meeting. Can't wear mafia costume, a colleague is going to wear that one. Was gonna wear full make up and be a vampire or something, but that was before my client arrange a meeting on the 31st.  Someone suggest me to wear Zombie Amy Winehouse costume but I dont know if my client will be shocked seeing dead girl with huge beehive hair. Have no idea, heeeelp..

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