I remember coming across a post about building equipment with pallet wood. It seemed that most of the replies didn't like the idea. It has been a long winter waiting for spring so I decided I would build a few 5 frame swarm traps/nucs with some pallets to show that it isn't a completely stupid idea. I posted the process on my website and a youtube video as well. I get a lot of people asking me how I cut the rabbet for the frame-rest with a circular saw, which I show how to do in the video.
Building your own equipment doesn't have to be hard or complicated. Your first couple boxes might not look the greatest, but once you get the hang of it you can build quality equipment with a circular saw, screwdriver and some glue. Just thought I would give some of you starting up this year something to think about while you are waiting for your bees.
Building Swarm Traps Using Pallets - Post
Building Swarm Traps Using Pallets - Youtube