Building Hives from Scratch. Join Jake and Dan in the woodshop as they start with lumber and transform them into hive bodies :D
Entertaining and mildly informative. The perfect mix!
I thought I'd start off by saying THANK YOU to everyone here.
I have dived deeply into learning about beekeeping and bees, this place being a large source of that.
I have kicked the idea of beekeeping around for several years and am now in place to do so!
I've built my own Long...
Up here on PEI the winter is long and -20C weather is quite common in January and Feb.
I was thinking of foregoing the 1x12s for making the body of the hive and getting some finished plywood instead, sandwiching 3/4" or 1" polystyrene insulation between the layers of ply. Doing the same for the...
I'll be making some splits tomorrow with 4 frames of bees (2 brood, 2 honey/pollen) and a laying queen.
I only have a few frames with wax on them completely, the rest will be new, so they'll have to build them up.
There's a honey house nearby which my brother works at and I do sometimes as...