I'm not even a new beek. I am in the research phase of bee keeping for spring 2014. My wife is interested the hobby, but she hasn't sanctioned the expense on lumber for the project. This is why I am scrounging up old ceder fence panels from around town for the project. I want to make sure that this isn't a futile effort. I am also considering using old pallets for lumber as well. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I also want to scrounge up material for the hives instead of throwing money at the project to increase the likelihood of me sticking with the hobby.