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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Dixon Mo USA
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    Default 1st hive Almost complete :)

    Well woke up this morning and was on a mission. got all the supers screwed and glue together and inner cover built. The bottom board put together and everything stacked up. Only thing left to build is The outer cover and didn't start on it as I couldn't find the tin snips.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Battle Ground , Washington, USA
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    763

    Default Re: 1st hive Almost complete :)

    Now the waiting for bees part. Don't forget to give it a coat of paint or wood seal. outside only. Make sure your top cover comes down far enough to keep the wind from blowing it off..and add weights.
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Evansville, IN
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    2,539

    Default Re: 1st hive Almost complete :)

    Reminds me I need to put another coat of paint on those boxes I'm repainting green for the back lot! Been a busy day, forgot, and I'll have to do it tomorrow since it's gonna get too cold by the end of the week.

    Building equipment is fun!

    Peter

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Default Re: 1st hive Almost complete :)

    BG thats the same thing I was thinking. Waiting for the first bees was one of the hardest parts for me. My guess is Insideout will have to build some more hives just to help with the bee fever that is bound to set in.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wilmington, Illinois, USA
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    875

    Default Re: 1st hive Almost complete :)

    Was thinking about making an outer lid heavy enough so no stones where needed on top. Maybe double/triple up the plywood on top before putting some tin/aluminum top on it ?? Would significantly help insulate it....
    Honey is the best thing ever discovered ! www.greenanything.net/honey-bees.php

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