This is my first go into the world of block hives. I tried to find as big as possible trees fallen by wind, but to my disappointment the ones that were near enough road (heavy to carry) were max 33 cm in outside diameter.
18,5 x 18,5 cm inside cavity is about the biggest I dared to make. Only chainsaw used for the blocks, table circular saw for the frames. WeŽll see it they cleave when drying. Now they weigh about 11-13 kg.
There has arisen interest in this type of old style beekeeping, mostly among beginners. I was asked to join such a group to bring long time experience in beekeeping.
I will give them under Mini-Plus hives in the spring and hope they will accept them.