May 30th, 2010

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I built 20 honey comb frames for my first bee hive today. It was Zenfully tedious but satisfying work.

Again, I used the photo-illustrated instructions from Bees-and-Beekeeping.com as a guide before I got started. I’ll build another 20 frames next weekend.
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May 23rd, 2010

We built our first bee hive today using materials sent to us from the Manitoba Honey Cooperative. 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. We got it done, but the nails were cracking the wood, so we used various screws instead, and we drilled some of our own screw holes, making sure the holes were wide enough to prevent cracking. Unless there’s a really good reason not use screws instead of nails, we’ll be sticking with screws for now on. A powered drill makes it a cinch.
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