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  1. #1
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    Default productive build day

    It feels so good. I finished up today with 10 nuc boxes, bottom boards, double screens and covers. Made up 3, 10 frame deep boxes, bottom boards. And made enough frames to fill them all.

    I told my daughter that I wanted her to paint pictures on all of them and she said she wanted to paint bees on them, but I told her It would be cool if she painted on them to look like a city. A honey factory, hospital and stuff and she thought that was cool. Well see if she gets bored after an hour, she's 9.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: productive build day

    Just keep it fun and you may have a good helper.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: productive build day

    Pictures pictures pictures...
    "Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren't."

  4. #4
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    Default Re: productive build day

    And a Jim Dandy city to boot! Bees Town (appologies to Father Flanagan).

  5. #5
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    Default Re: productive build day

    Quote Originally Posted by rookie2531 View Post
    It feels so good. I finished up today with 10 nuc boxes, bottom boards, double screens and covers. Made up 3, 10 frame deep boxes, bottom boards. And made enough frames to fill them all.
    Was this your first time to make these things?
    First hives in 2015.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo View Post
    Was this your first time to make these things?
    No, I made most of my equipment. I did use pre-made frames and foundation for the deeps in the yard now, but went foundation less and started making frames. Even made some nucs when I split my one package.

    Some people at my club said it wasnt worth it, but I didn't buy and accumulate all my woodsmith tools to buy it from someone else.

    Vance, I hope she has loads of fun.

    Beeone, I will get some photos up soon. I did post a YouTube video a couple days ago about the nucs.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: productive build day

    I like how you are starting out, Rookie. You are asking the right questions and doing the right kinds of projects at the right time of year. Good luck with the bees and queens.

  8. #8
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    Thanks Charlie, I am trying to learn as much as I can. And good luck to you and your bees as well.

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    Default Re: productive build day

    I hope to get a ton of box joints cut today since it's warm. Need to finish the slot and wedge cuts in about 300 top bars too, and make a few blanks for narrows since I forgot to cut some in the last couple days. No rush on those, I'm fixed for three more hives at the moment I think.

    If I get lucky I can nail and glue up the ones I owe my neighbor, and get handles cut and glued on so I can start with painting. Don't want to paint in the house, and don't want to heat the shop just to dry paint either.

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeonefarms View Post
    Pictures pictures pictures...
    100_0371.jpgscreened bottom board2.JPGDouble screen IPM board2.JPG

    I dug the camera out today, so here are a few.

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