A Beekeeper can literally start with a hand saw and hammer and turn it into the American Dream.
…total of 15 cuts per side – that’s 4,500 cuts and took about 7 hours.
Buying deep plastic frames cost about $3.00 or so, while building wooden frames myself cost about $0.55
2×4’s cost less than $3.00, while 1×4’s cost closer to $4.50 – 50% of the wood at 150% the cost. So here is how I used 2×4’s on my hive lids and bottoms:
With a proper jig, a skill-saw can be the safest and easiest way to cut plywood down to size.
It saves me time but, more important, it saves me the frustration of trying to hold everything in place while I nail the super.
I am so pleased with my new hive stamp. It is 10” long and about 2” tall and, as you can see, works like a charm. I made it out of 1.5mm craft foam that you can get at WalMart or Amazon. In fact I had purchased some of this foam last Wednesday and had…