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  1. #1
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    Default Evens cedar beehives

    What's up w/ the "site not published" warning at the Evans Cedar Beehives website (click on the link in the advertisement section to the right of this message).

    Was thinking of ordering a box or two and maybe a hive but can't access their site. Googled links don't work either.

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    Default Re: Evens cedar beehives

    Their facebook page states that they have closed down, at least in the near term. Shame, I had hoped to order one of their hives one day. I have a small, backyard apiary and like to have nice looking, unique hives. My wife just ordered me a hive from Legacy Apiaries (just started advertising on Beesource). They make western red cedar hives that are quite sharp looking. Also, the shipping cost is listed so it makes it simple to figure out your total cost. Maybe they will post here too.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Evens cedar beehives

    Also check out Ozark Cedar Hives. I ordered a complete hive + an extra super + 5 swarm traps from them. The hives look nice enough to put in your house!

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    Default Re: Evens cedar beehives

    Thanks for the info--I don't do the facebook thing.

    Was thinking of buying for a year now but wanted to see how long my brushy mtn stuff held up--and it doesn't seem to hold up long. I have cedar warre hives the same age that are untreated and they look brand new still while the lang stuff is warping and cracking and starting to not sit level--especially the cypress stuff.

    What I need is a table saw w/ a dado so I cam make the stuff myself.

    I looked at the ozark stuff but it sounded like they may not match the brushy mtn stuff exactly. From their suggested foundation size use it sounds like their frame dimensions are 1/8" different than what I have and I'm worried about how this will screw up the bee space between different boxes.

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    Default Re: Evens cedar beehives

    > What I need is a table saw w/ a dado so I cam make the stuff myself.

    This appears to be a reasonable price for a decent saw, and appears to be not too far from you. I have a similar Craftsman model and am very pleased with it.
    http://smd.craigslist.org/tls/3687480799.html
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Evens cedar beehives

    Thanks. Looks like it is about 1.5 hrs away--not bad. So I can make all the cuts I would need to make boxes and covers and such? I'm new to woodworking.

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    Default Re: Evens cedar beehives

    just make sure the table saw you get has the arbor length required for dados. my table saw would only acomodate the side cutters and one chipper blade for a total dado of 3/8" Rather frustrating, to say the least. luckily/unluckily, i burnt up the motor. i was able to rebuild it well enough to finish my cutting project, but that motor will never be the same. My next table saw will be a bit beefier

    With that said, I've made a dozen or so boxes with rabbet joints, and although they have no time on them to speak of, i did put quite a bit of force on tehm to see how well they'd hold together, and I"m pretty sure I'll get plenty of service out of them. No doubt, the box joint is better, but for a hive body that just sits there, i think the rabbet is just fine. Heck, properly glued and fastened, I'll bet butt joints would be fine.

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