|Project by Dandog||posted 03-13-2011 04:06 AM||3322 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I was lucky enough to get this commission. She asked for specific details. She wanted a feeder station on the top level So she can feed the bees in front of the class.The top-level is made of plexi glass with two slots on either side of the feeder. Which is just a simple plastic trough with screen.There was also a worry of bacteria and off gassing of strong glues. So I had to use a stainless tube on the top with screen on the bottom of the tube so the bees can get out. It had to be a press fit so I didn’t have to use glue.There are two slots on the top for air.She wanted 2 frames to fit inside ob beehive.
all an all it was a very interesting build and learned a lot about bees. It’s finished up with a beeswax finish. Mineral oil and beeswax on the inside And Golden teak oil and beeswax on outside. I made all the molding and it’s my design.The base is Walnut and the carcass and moldings pine.
Thanks for reading. She has no idea what it looks like I hope she’s happy .
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