never did this sort of forum thing before but this is such a great group I just had to join in.
Spent last winter building a lang hive without power tools. It was a ton of fun and I got to buy bunch of sweet tools. I live in the hood (we call it the historic district). The hive is on the back deck and my neighbors think I'm nuts. The hive is doing great.
Me and a buddy spent this winter building a couple of TBH's (more cools tools) and the bee packages arrive in a couple of weeks. I found the plans on topbarbees.wordpress.com (this guy was very clever). I'm a civil/structural engineer so I had to redraw the plans and I'd be happy to share them with anyone wants to see them (firstname.lastname@example.org) and would love an excuse to revise them so ....