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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    I built deep boxes today and it only cost me about $3.50 assembled + my labour. Paint will be another 50 cents to a total of 4$ I just used a table saw and a radial arm saw (not necessary) and the lumber was 50 cents a foot.
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I just bought some cedar to build two double five frame medium nucs. Probably would have used pine but it was only about 20 % higher and i dont like painting all that much.I'm using 1x8s. I was thinking of using the full 7 1/4 width of the board for the height of the box. Will that leave too...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi. I've seen around the net several pictures of people that have double and even 4 nuc's to a single box. they all have some type of 'cloth' accross them that allow's them to remove the cover, and inspect a single nuc at a time w/o exposing the other 'nuc' in the same box. What type of...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I live in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where at least 1/3 of my beekeeping costs come from shipping in heavy hive components (e.g., unassembled supers). I want to save some money by building my own supers from local lumber, but the only lumber I can get at a reasonable price is 3/4-inch...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hello All, I am building my first hive bodies and supers. The plans on beesource say that you can use 1X12 boards for the deep body, but do I need to rip the boards to 9 5/8 or will the bees tolerate the actual depth of 11 1/4 inches. dkbee
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