Building Bee Hive #1

AUGUST 31, 2015: I’ve never bothered to update this post because there’s not much to it. Most supers (deeps, mediums and shallows) come pre-cut with pre-drilled holes for nails or screws. It should be obvious how the pieces fit together and where the screws or nails go in. Some people use glue. Some don’t. Some people use a nail gun. Some use a screw driver. It all works.

We built our first bee hive today using materials sent to us from the Manitoba Honey Cooperative.

Tools I used to make my first hive.

Tools I used to make my first hive.

We followed the photo-illustrated instructions at Bee-and-Beekeeping.com where they show how to put together all the parts of a bee hive from pre-cut pieces. As usual, what looks good on paper is more complicated in real life.
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