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  1. For Sale
    Cypress Top Bar Hives $150 each OBO 3 and 4 foot lengths available All made from 100% rough sawn cypress - a great weather and bug resistant wood and the bees love living in it! Designed after plans from top bar hive guru and bee author Les Crowder - 120 degree angle on walls, 10 inch sides...
  2. For Sale
    Cypress Observation Hive Vero Beach, FL Asking $400.00 This is a 4 frame, single width observation hive for DEEP frames. Hand crafted with quality Cypress Lumber, sanded and coated with seven coats of gloss polyurethane. The plans that were used to build it come from bonterra bees plans, and...
  3. For Sale
    Telescoping lids for 10 frame boxes $24 each cypress Tongue and groove tops Cypress frames/Edges Painted with white oil based paint, even painted underneath lip of lid to deter rot The covering I used is official white TPO vinyl ROOFING material, not metal flashing! It will not rust or need to...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    I'm interested to learn how long different lumber types will last outside in the elements. A common consensus is that cypress and cedar, although expensive, will last longer than cheaper priced pine beehives. If I decide to go with pine, how often will I have to coat the exterior with paint? Any...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hey All- We updated our website and included all of our langstroth equipment for sale. It is all made from cypress wood and really well made with finger joints. We will assemble and paint equipment for you if you would like. We have top bar equipment and some really great folding hive stands...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all! Well, I'll be rolling up my sleeves and getting busy assembling my Rossman hives when they arrive tomorrow. From what I can tell they have rabbet corners, so I plan to glue and screw them together. I've been reading I can use #6 screws, but I'm not sure how long they should be and how...
  7. Equipment/Hardware
    I am a newbee so maybe I just don't know any better but I was surprised by my first shipment of boxes from Brushy Mountain. When I stack them up they don't fit together well. Some have horizontal gaps between a box and the one above it so that they wobble a bit. None of them form a flat surface...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone! I'm just getting started in beekeeping and was wondering what is the best wood for making hive boxes. I am a woodworker, and I can get white pine, yellow pine, and cypress at my local lumber yard, although the cypress is about twice the cost of the white pine. Are there any...
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