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  1. #1
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    Default New Hive

    Just finished my latest hive for next year. I plan to build 4 more just like it, plus a few more pieces. Check out those handle cut outs, I built a jig for my table saw to do that. Notice the middle box, looks a little rough on the front. I wasnt paying attention and cut the handle on the wrong side. The metal brackets are by Eco Bee Box, out of Utah. Hopefully they will make the boxes last longer. I think that they make them look better anyway.

    EcoBeeBox.jpg

    See blog "The ups and downs of beekeeping" for story. http://blakelysbees.com/blog/post3.html


    Clay

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    Default Re: New Hive

    Beautiful!!!! Are these mediums?

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    Default Re: New Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by philip.devos View Post
    Beautiful!!!! Are these mediums?
    Thanks. Yes, I decided to go with 10 frame mediums.

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    Default Re: New Hive

    The hive looks very nice but I think to myself "wicked overkill."
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

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    Default Re: New Hive

    When it's just a hobby overdoing things can be fun. I like them. Wish I would have built my own hives.

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    Default Re: New Hive

    I love working with cedar. The extra supports will help as the cedar seems to be a little brittle when you crack the boxes apart after the bees propolize them.

    What did you treat the cedar with?

    I started with polyurethane on mine but it did not last a season. I am now using Flood CWF and it seems to hold color longer and does not turn grey.

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