Hi everyone, there is a community garden in Newtown/Camperdown area (NSW) which has 3 standard langstroth hives which appear to be doing quite well.
However, there is one additional setup which appears as though it may be intentionally left open to the elements. At first I thought it was damaged, but the beekeeper has visited recently and it’s still there and braced with bricks.
Is this some sort of hive type I’m not familiar with? And if not, could it cause problems for other hives in the area?