Bee Hive (10 Frame Langstroth)

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Project by aussiechippie posted 04-15-2015 06:22 AM 1404 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We decided to try beekeeping and I couldn’t bring myself to buy something I could make myself. I have sketchup files and cut list if anyone would like them – pm me. Made 2 deep hive bodies and 20 frames from one 8’ and one 6’ 1×12, one 8’ 2×6 and some scrap 2×4.

Instead of the typical box or lazy butt joint, I used a lock miter. Will add some tung oil and spar urethane on the outside to help them last.

Thanks for looking!

-- If at first you don't succeed... then skydiving's not for you...

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 07:56 AM

Awesome job, really nice. Should be sweet! LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 09:23 AM

Nice job there. That looks great.

Liking your name too!


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#3 posted 04-15-2015 08:34 PM

That sure is a lotof parts.. Great work. Hope the bees like it!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#4 posted 04-15-2015 08:52 PM

When I was a kid, oh so many years ago, we had bees. My part of the chores was to clean and repaint the supers (hive body’s) and hive bases. I was told that they needed to be white so that it would reflect the sun. We used something like a milk paint … Very flat and chalky.
We moved to the city when I was 13 or 14, so I really remember little about the bee hives, but I do remember the honey!

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 03:59 AM

Very cool. You should consider building the portable bee table I built.

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#6 posted 04-16-2015 04:05 PM

Thanks folks – it was a fun project for an afternoon :). There are definitely lots of parts, but thankfully most are ripped free from larger blanks so it doesn’t take too long.

That foldable table looks awesome Mosterofnone! If we go past a single hive I will definitely put one of those together.

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