I do make my own woodenware, the rabbeted boxes are mine. The dovetail box was just a fun project with another woodworker here in town. The box jointed boxes were purchased before I started building my own. No plans - just measured my existing boxes and built mine according to the same measurements. All you need is a table saw and a dado blade for it. My 5 year old daughter does the painting.Do you make your own supers? I am trying to make some that are not dovetailed. Where did you get your plans?
I do. In fact, I think that they are a BIG reason for my increased overwintering success as well. I put 2" of styrofoam insulation in the top when I winterize the hives and that, combined with the upper entrance has solved my moisture problems.Do you like your all weather inner covers with top entrances?