Re: Where/when did you learn your woodworking skills?
My Father taught shop at vocational school when I was young and later designed, and helped build our house. I enjoyed helping him when I was young. I later caught the woodworking bug and read Fine Woodworking, and the likes for years. I went on to make furniture for the house and assembled an OK workshop. This was all long before I had bees. Being able to build the beekeeping equipment is definitely handy in a pinch. I still buy most of my boxes, due to time constraints and the cost of lumber. I recently found a source for reasonably priced pine and have 200 + board feet on order. I'll bee ready to build anything as needed. There is a certain level of satisfaction knowing your bees are thriving in a box you made.
Dan Boylan, When in doubt "It's mites".