Making a Bee Hive
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    Default Making a Bee Hive

    I had an emergency on my hands when I had to re-capture bees that had swarmed and left their hive. Having run out of hive boxes, I put them in a cardboard box and went to work in the shop making a proper hive for them. (Spoiler: All worked out fine!)

    https://youtu.be/Ckj1KIMG_RM
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    Default Re: Making a Bee Hive

    Very nice work Paul. What kind of respirator are you wearing? Never saw anything like that. J

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    Very nice work. I am too lazy to cut finger joints, even after making a jig. Rabbets work fine for me, but it is a pleasure to see a craftsman at work.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivej View Post
    Very nice work Paul. What kind of respirator are you wearing? Never saw anything like that. J
    It's called a Resp-o-Rator. I made a short video about it when I first got it:

    https://youtu.be/Z3rl67MEbuc
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Very nice work. I am too lazy to cut finger joints, even after making a jig. Rabbets work fine for me, but it is a pleasure to see a craftsman at work.
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Making a Bee Hive

    Very nice work Paul, always enjoy your videos. I see your hive with the arch top is still looking fantastic. Like you I've also found that it is just easier to cut the frame rests with a router after the box is assembled. I just got a new cordless trim router but I don't have a 1/4" shaft rabbet bit to fit it. I'm aching to try it out for cutting frame rests once I get a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConnolly View Post
    Very nice work Paul, always enjoy your videos. I see your hive with the arch top is still looking fantastic. Like you I've also found that it is just easier to cut the frame rests with a router after the box is assembled. I just got a new cordless trim router but I don't have a 1/4" shaft rabbet bit to fit it. I'm aching to try it out for cutting frame rests once I get a bit.
    Thanks. The arch top hive needed freshening up at the beginning of the season. I usually don't spend a lot of time making my boxes pretty, but that one is and exception.
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    Default Re: Making a Bee Hive

    The resp o rater looks a little silly, but I bet its more comfortable and less sweaty than a conventional one. Looks like your attic is as organized as mine. J

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    Never trust a person with a clean workshop. (or attic)
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