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How to make a simple Langstroth beehive below $6

ExperienceJoe Eli posted the article • 0 comments • 127 views • 2017-09-18 03:00 • came from similar tags

 
 
 

 
 
 

This is my body costing $23 the side body cost me stacked and it's made with plywood but joints and everything else everybody on the internet loves but again six dollars now the difference between the two is this one's made out of pine this one's out of plywood again it is a better deal on this because this will last anywhere between 15 and 20 years but if you don't have the money or you don't have the ability to get your own pie and saw your own mulberry dovetails and different things like that where you prove everything and handles then this might be the option where we deal with Queens plywood as a cheap alternative exterior plumbing but make sure you got exterior plywood and simple buck joints on the ends for people who kind of look at me doesn't really have a setup or the time or some other reason that you might not be able to do budgets you might have to earth feels like this so I'll show you a few little tricks to make these work and how you can build them with just a salt built little beehive isn't actually as hard as you may think it is I used to think it was crazy wild and there's numbers flying over at you you don't know what you're doing you don't know the inside the outside with length how many this tell me that so I'm going to actually kind of simplify this for you make it so that this height doesn't require all the dovetails and the cuts and the fancy pieces it's made out of cheap plywood but joints like I said and you can actually build looks old now throats at the end I've got some of these and you can find those in the description below and you can even find them on the website where I have a small blog I can keep everything that you guys can print these off later revert to the sizes on there because from time to time I call 5/8 7/8 and it's better if you just go off as planned so take a look at those and we're going to get started you're going to how easy it is actually going to be high so of course if you don't have a table saw to rip down to pieces you can always use these types of jigs and this is what I use for an adequate table saw and really this would be feet long specifically designed with that and what it is is that you take your circular saw and it's just a track you clamp it down onto your piece of work take your circular saw run a domed length of that and this is your RIP fence and this is your length that you're going to be kind of where your saw blade behind you you line that up at ninety five eighths so we're going to get to sawing the longer or plywood so that's going to be three of these cut down into 19 and 78 and the other one is going to give you seven and the pieces at twelve and a half so we're going to work over on the miter saw and show you what to do now of course if you don't have a miter saw it takes this you can either deal with a handsaw or you can take one of these jigs set them up on the link that you need run your circular saw and just keep working down the road takes a little more time if using plywood hides you've probably helped rotate about too many being produced you might be making for the most four aisles and by the way one plywood will make one high because you're going to get five root over this five beeps and one in video [Applause] [Music] and on to the next cup so I'm going to cut these down to 12 and a half and 19 and 7/8 and then we're going to move on I'm going to show you how to nail them together or not nail them together I guess I got to cut strips person makes it easier working in smaller pieces like this instead of an entire length even though you're getting all the ends off of the one piece so we're going to cut this all down seven times save your scraps at the end of those 19 and 7/8 cups because the ends the waste will be used for these guys now that we've got all the pieces cut out and we've got the 12 half by nine and five bags we now need to cut that little groove in there like a mess and if you can see that that's going to be 5/8 high and 3/8 and a little trick with plywood is each one of these layers is 1/8 so you just count them out and kind of set your table salt or your saw to that now there is a way that you can cut these out without a table saw or a circular saw you can use either a dado g8 with a circular saw or just a little bit of time and effort with a ansel here's what you're going to need if you're going to use just a saw and cut your groove in for your frames the culmination blade is already set to 5 8 v which one mark this off where we want to make the cut and I always try and knock out in like this where you've got an imperfection I use that of course this isn't a very good one to begin with but go ahead and bark off your 5/8 set up your line or your square edge just take a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and that will be able to sit there you'll also be able to use it as kind of a guide to keep your sausage and where we go basically the only thing you gotta really worry about is keeping that one and put all the way down to 3/8 once you get down to 3/8 switch out to the chisel and just peel that edge off so if you've been using a circular saw to this point you're going to have and you don't have a table saw you're going to have to use one of these to cut the edge at some point in time I got rid of mine or destroyed it for the actual side that was supposed to be cutting this is actually to ride along the left or it was made for a different table or a circular saw and what this is is you take 3/4 of an inch the depth of your piece that you want a dado you make it a 90 tack it all together glue it and how it works is you set it up like that now if this was the correct one this line right here would rough or sit right where you go to cut it now of course you're going to clamp it you're going to make sure that you go to secure work area I'm not actually going to make the circular saw go but you just set it and you write it right along there of course off with your fingers it's going to be clamped and it'll prove it right there of course you got upset that for yourself or for five-eighths once you've done that you're going to have a group cut into this and again take a chisel and just trim that off or you can just keep moving the jig over and you just keep slicing it until you knock everything off there and clean it up with a chisel so we're going to move on to the table saw and do the miter work with up and that's how you work with the circular saw and of course make sure you saw is turned off or unplugged even better you can't see this but just to the point to where it touches and I can feel it just nicking so that's good now that we have our pieces cut into twelve and a half and 1978 with same height now of course give you a medium to do it's a five eighths and basically what I've done is I've set up a corner here because I don't have any fancy jigs or anything for keeping a big square I've just taken two pieces of straight plywood from scraps mounted them on my table and made sure that it's square over here what I do take my own pieces for solid walls take my ends and frame rest move it nail it staple it Brad nail and whatever basically are going to be working with you can use screws but I recommend pre drilling screws if you got using two and a half inch screws Brad nails up used and they've held up but I loaded them full basically Brad nails the other option is the our dog's nail or spiral nail just a two and a half inch nail now onto the side as per normal but I'm going to use staples my gun takes inch and a half so that's when I run I recommend two inch if you can use two inch staples mine is just a narrow crown the process of it is take your glue get the best quality glue you can get for outdoor use [Music] so helps to open it try and get a little bit on the top not too much or a down upside no need to be really exact with it just as long as enough grouping all over your workplace together square it up and as its held together so I'm going to finish this off and I'm going to show you guys a trick up close about nailing right here and at the bottom so that when you use your piyo tool and get in there you start prying or having to pull frames apart you don't just separate this so I'm going to show you a little trick using screws or nails or anything else like that as I was building this I was doing this pattern while I was going but I left the last one for you guys to see and what I do is I take the staple and I crisscross it at the top and at the bottom that way it resists a little better on when you pull any pressure against it like this like this and these corner is done like that you can actually go all the way up and down each side angling it in there because right now we've got good chiseled strength but it's not really needed with a high except for on the sides or on the anvil area so what happens is these tend to pull apart when their butt joint that's the disc or the disadvantage to buckling so this just sort of helps out a little bit more guys hold that together I'm going to do that for your right now showing you what I mean so for the tops and bottom angle it in light and then up like that now you always know ol length lightness and will help resist the entire [Music] reset the miter saw to 14 inches and the reason why I'm making 14 inches so that the ends of being the hive lined up they're nailed through this point and then you've got these sides a little extra holding onto it that saves you the trouble antique wheat saves you the trouble of having to cut out rooms in that plywood to make handles these are going to be like AK weekend so basically sections when it's all up you can do this with handsaw or circular saw a game simply you're just tuning the Automator now it's time to do the handles and take care of then what we did is we cut these down to inch and a half and if you use the one by six unlike what I used I use the one by four you can use the remaining amount left over to start using as a three quarter by three quarter base or your bottoms but in this case we've got two handles anyway at 14 inches and that's what the distance is from here to here and what I did is I started using two inch lids anyway so I sent mine to two inch on the combination square I mark it down here like that you need to draw it across there but that's simply not needed I put the sharp side up just so it's easier on my hands glute and staple it together so I'll take care of that right now and I'm going to show you the end product of this when it's done so go ahead and take a care of the gluing on this and as you can see the cleats are set out to the very edges at 14 inches again we're dealing with a buck joint and everybody loves those so I'm going to defend it now what I do is I take and because it's a simple build we're really just aiming for the ones who don't have major woodworking skills doesn't have a lot of tools everything right now I've tried to show you can do with a handsaw and a screw at least a drill or a hammer and nail so what I do is first I start like this I ain't the staple up towards the top on the edges the reason for that is because when you hold of the handle the weight doesn't just pull out if you angle it down towards the bottom technically the staples can actually pull out when you're hauling 100-pound box so right now all the staples are angled up so that it resists it digs it further into the cleat and it has nothing to do with the length of the staples I use it's really just for added shape so I'll go ahead and continue nailing this together and that's how I build my hives I've tried to make it as simple as I could with a little woodworking skill as needed just simply to make them as fast as I can I think anyway I said I mean I'm planning on going down to the pine and that is the ultimate box basically this is the safest this of the pests but for some of us out there will have to do and I mean honestly if you only got four hives and you've got minimal money but you really want to get into beekeeping tools of your best bet now what this game was onboard a deep hive body or medium material that level and migratory talk are revered up and it makes it really simple for people to get into legs drops now down the road I'm going to be making and covering a little bit of both top fire pipes because I've run those as well and kind of give you a little bit more of an idea which way you might want to go and see the differences and that gave that just simple build on planning and working out as for everything else so see you next time and if you like this video give me a thumbs up drop content in the comments below and subscribe I don't see you next time


 
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This is my body costing $23 the side body cost me stacked and it's made with plywood but joints and everything else everybody on the internet loves but again six dollars now the difference between the two is this one's made out of pine this one's out of plywood again it is a better deal on this because this will last anywhere between 15 and 20 years but if you don't have the money or you don't have the ability to get your own pie and saw your own mulberry dovetails and different things like that where you prove everything and handles then this might be the option where we deal with Queens plywood as a cheap alternative exterior plumbing but make sure you got exterior plywood and simple buck joints on the ends for people who kind of look at me doesn't really have a setup or the time or some other reason that you might not be able to do budgets you might have to earth feels like this so I'll show you a few little tricks to make these work and how you can build them with just a salt built little beehive isn't actually as hard as you may think it is I used to think it was crazy wild and there's numbers flying over at you you don't know what you're doing you don't know the inside the outside with length how many this tell me that so I'm going to actually kind of simplify this for you make it so that this height doesn't require all the dovetails and the cuts and the fancy pieces it's made out of cheap plywood but joints like I said and you can actually build looks old now throats at the end I've got some of these and you can find those in the description below and you can even find them on the website where I have a small blog I can keep everything that you guys can print these off later revert to the sizes on there because from time to time I call 5/8 7/8 and it's better if you just go off as planned so take a look at those and we're going to get started you're going to how easy it is actually going to be high so of course if you don't have a table saw to rip down to pieces you can always use these types of jigs and this is what I use for an adequate table saw and really this would be feet long specifically designed with that and what it is is that you take your circular saw and it's just a track you clamp it down onto your piece of work take your circular saw run a domed length of that and this is your RIP fence and this is your length that you're going to be kind of where your saw blade behind you you line that up at ninety five eighths so we're going to get to sawing the longer or plywood so that's going to be three of these cut down into 19 and 78 and the other one is going to give you seven and the pieces at twelve and a half so we're going to work over on the miter saw and show you what to do now of course if you don't have a miter saw it takes this you can either deal with a handsaw or you can take one of these jigs set them up on the link that you need run your circular saw and just keep working down the road takes a little more time if using plywood hides you've probably helped rotate about too many being produced you might be making for the most four aisles and by the way one plywood will make one high because you're going to get five root over this five beeps and one in video [Applause] [Music] and on to the next cup so I'm going to cut these down to 12 and a half and 19 and 7/8 and then we're going to move on I'm going to show you how to nail them together or not nail them together I guess I got to cut strips person makes it easier working in smaller pieces like this instead of an entire length even though you're getting all the ends off of the one piece so we're going to cut this all down seven times save your scraps at the end of those 19 and 7/8 cups because the ends the waste will be used for these guys now that we've got all the pieces cut out and we've got the 12 half by nine and five bags we now need to cut that little groove in there like a mess and if you can see that that's going to be 5/8 high and 3/8 and a little trick with plywood is each one of these layers is 1/8 so you just count them out and kind of set your table salt or your saw to that now there is a way that you can cut these out without a table saw or a circular saw you can use either a dado g8 with a circular saw or just a little bit of time and effort with a ansel here's what you're going to need if you're going to use just a saw and cut your groove in for your frames the culmination blade is already set to 5 8 v which one mark this off where we want to make the cut and I always try and knock out in like this where you've got an imperfection I use that of course this isn't a very good one to begin with but go ahead and bark off your 5/8 set up your line or your square edge just take a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and that will be able to sit there you'll also be able to use it as kind of a guide to keep your sausage and where we go basically the only thing you gotta really worry about is keeping that one and put all the way down to 3/8 once you get down to 3/8 switch out to the chisel and just peel that edge off so if you've been using a circular saw to this point you're going to have and you don't have a table saw you're going to have to use one of these to cut the edge at some point in time I got rid of mine or destroyed it for the actual side that was supposed to be cutting this is actually to ride along the left or it was made for a different table or a circular saw and what this is is you take 3/4 of an inch the depth of your piece that you want a dado you make it a 90 tack it all together glue it and how it works is you set it up like that now if this was the correct one this line right here would rough or sit right where you go to cut it now of course you're going to clamp it you're going to make sure that you go to secure work area I'm not actually going to make the circular saw go but you just set it and you write it right along there of course off with your fingers it's going to be clamped and it'll prove it right there of course you got upset that for yourself or for five-eighths once you've done that you're going to have a group cut into this and again take a chisel and just trim that off or you can just keep moving the jig over and you just keep slicing it until you knock everything off there and clean it up with a chisel so we're going to move on to the table saw and do the miter work with up and that's how you work with the circular saw and of course make sure you saw is turned off or unplugged even better you can't see this but just to the point to where it touches and I can feel it just nicking so that's good now that we have our pieces cut into twelve and a half and 1978 with same height now of course give you a medium to do it's a five eighths and basically what I've done is I've set up a corner here because I don't have any fancy jigs or anything for keeping a big square I've just taken two pieces of straight plywood from scraps mounted them on my table and made sure that it's square over here what I do take my own pieces for solid walls take my ends and frame rest move it nail it staple it Brad nail and whatever basically are going to be working with you can use screws but I recommend pre drilling screws if you got using two and a half inch screws Brad nails up used and they've held up but I loaded them full basically Brad nails the other option is the our dog's nail or spiral nail just a two and a half inch nail now onto the side as per normal but I'm going to use staples my gun takes inch and a half so that's when I run I recommend two inch if you can use two inch staples mine is just a narrow crown the process of it is take your glue get the best quality glue you can get for outdoor use [Music] so helps to open it try and get a little bit on the top not too much or a down upside no need to be really exact with it just as long as enough grouping all over your workplace together square it up and as its held together so I'm going to finish this off and I'm going to show you guys a trick up close about nailing right here and at the bottom so that when you use your piyo tool and get in there you start prying or having to pull frames apart you don't just separate this so I'm going to show you a little trick using screws or nails or anything else like that as I was building this I was doing this pattern while I was going but I left the last one for you guys to see and what I do is I take the staple and I crisscross it at the top and at the bottom that way it resists a little better on when you pull any pressure against it like this like this and these corner is done like that you can actually go all the way up and down each side angling it in there because right now we've got good chiseled strength but it's not really needed with a high except for on the sides or on the anvil area so what happens is these tend to pull apart when their butt joint that's the disc or the disadvantage to buckling so this just sort of helps out a little bit more guys hold that together I'm going to do that for your right now showing you what I mean so for the tops and bottom angle it in light and then up like that now you always know ol length lightness and will help resist the entire [Music] reset the miter saw to 14 inches and the reason why I'm making 14 inches so that the ends of being the hive lined up they're nailed through this point and then you've got these sides a little extra holding onto it that saves you the trouble antique wheat saves you the trouble of having to cut out rooms in that plywood to make handles these are going to be like AK weekend so basically sections when it's all up you can do this with handsaw or circular saw a game simply you're just tuning the Automator now it's time to do the handles and take care of then what we did is we cut these down to inch and a half and if you use the one by six unlike what I used I use the one by four you can use the remaining amount left over to start using as a three quarter by three quarter base or your bottoms but in this case we've got two handles anyway at 14 inches and that's what the distance is from here to here and what I did is I started using two inch lids anyway so I sent mine to two inch on the combination square I mark it down here like that you need to draw it across there but that's simply not needed I put the sharp side up just so it's easier on my hands glute and staple it together so I'll take care of that right now and I'm going to show you the end product of this when it's done so go ahead and take a care of the gluing on this and as you can see the cleats are set out to the very edges at 14 inches again we're dealing with a buck joint and everybody loves those so I'm going to defend it now what I do is I take and because it's a simple build we're really just aiming for the ones who don't have major woodworking skills doesn't have a lot of tools everything right now I've tried to show you can do with a handsaw and a screw at least a drill or a hammer and nail so what I do is first I start like this I ain't the staple up towards the top on the edges the reason for that is because when you hold of the handle the weight doesn't just pull out if you angle it down towards the bottom technically the staples can actually pull out when you're hauling 100-pound box so right now all the staples are angled up so that it resists it digs it further into the cleat and it has nothing to do with the length of the staples I use it's really just for added shape so I'll go ahead and continue nailing this together and that's how I build my hives I've tried to make it as simple as I could with a little woodworking skill as needed just simply to make them as fast as I can I think anyway I said I mean I'm planning on going down to the pine and that is the ultimate box basically this is the safest this of the pests but for some of us out there will have to do and I mean honestly if you only got four hives and you've got minimal money but you really want to get into beekeeping tools of your best bet now what this game was onboard a deep hive body or medium material that level and migratory talk are revered up and it makes it really simple for people to get into legs drops now down the road I'm going to be making and covering a little bit of both top fire pipes because I've run those as well and kind of give you a little bit more of an idea which way you might want to go and see the differences and that gave that just simple build on planning and working out as for everything else so see you next time and if you like this video give me a thumbs up drop content in the comments below and subscribe I don't see you next time


 
 
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How I build honey bee brood boxes.

ExperienceHunter posted the article • 0 comments • 96 views • 2017-09-18 02:24 • came from similar tags

  

hello Scottie here Wenlock myself another load of pine to build some brood boxes for these colonies I'm working on I'm not sure how much of this pile I'm gonna eat up but I decide to show you what I'm starting with I'm not sure how many to make I might shoot for a hundred so we'll see how far I get so let's go make some sawdust to make some noise all right so I'm topping the boards to length first and then I'm going to rip them the way I chop into lengths I've got blocks set up here against the stopper the 19 and 1/8 and currently I'm using 16 5/8 I like to cut them to length first and then rip them to width a piece that comes off when you rip them is about an inch and a half I could have run the boards through the table saw and ripped off the inch and a half off of one side and then cut them to length I've worked just fine except when you've got knots like this on the edge now this board was actually pretty good it only has the one knot that was bad but of course when I rip the inch and a half off I have a perfect board a problem comes in if you rip the inch and a half off and you've got a knot on this side and maybe further down the board you've got a knot on the opposite side and if you've already taken the inch and a half off well now you've got a problem with that knot down there by cutting it to length first you have the option of ripping a chunk off this side or off this side so you just end up with a lot more usable material so not a lot to this you put your blocks and make sure there's no sawdust in the way of course dust collector Beyond and have my headphones on normally but once it's fight against there and tight against the fence and a little pieces are left over then that goes into my wife's birdhouse collection so that's all there's that I got a couple more boards the caisson see I have most of it cut but a couple more to do and then we'll get on to ripping them to width so stick around okay so the ripping them twist not a lot to show you the table saw is set up to 9 and 5/8 and then you just pick the worst side just had a little wee bit of a burr there and you just cut that off and you're good the pieces that come off I might not use that one because I've got lots to choose from but the better pieces will get attached there to be my handle and then the sixteen and five-eighths and of course there's the other ones are 19 and 1/8 I'll save this better stuff and I could also use that to make inner covers so all I do is I just take my board to have a look at it you can see this one's got a bad spot there so that's the side I cut off if if the board looks good on both sides well you just cut one off and Kerry are not much to that I got a probably another hour or so here I got some more piled up around the back over there so I am making a hundred like I said so there's a lot of pieces to cut but that's still a miserable day outside so nothing better to do so I'll get that done we'll get onto some row to work and we'll make some more sawdust and some more noise so stick around well I wasn't bad it took me about an hour and a half I have all the pieces now ripped to their proper width I've got more than enough material for handles and many inner covers I'll sort through it you know some of these pieces aren't going to be any good firewood but a lot of this stuff is excellent material yet so we'll go get the water table set up now and we'll start making our end joints and the frame rest so stick around oK we've got all our pieces ripped to wist now and it's time to do the road work to create the corner joints probably seen me do this before I got a couple of shims that are 3/8 take the guard off and I would put put my straightedge on top of the blade with the two pieces of 3/8 under each end and then adjust the height of the blade to three okay then I simply take a couple of scraps of 3/4 put up against the tent put the straightedge up against there same thing move the fence back and forth until I've got the the depths or the yeah I guess that's the depth of my cuts going to be 3/4 of an inch so I'm going to make a data joint down the side of the N bars that's 3/8 by 3/4 and that'll make my my corner joints so all I need to do at this point is grab my earphone start machine turn the desk electron [Music] [Applause] [Music] then I would grab one of my 3/8 pieces and put on here and I just feel that to make sure that that cut is 3hd and the other way is 3/4 I do the same thing I put a straight edge on there and that's going to make our props gonna make a quarter joint of our our brood box so that's all there is to that oh very quickly do one [Music] and then I usually I usually like just to recheck the first one just to make sure that's good the other end feels good I have a 3/4 inch strap here then just put it in there check that yeah I'm pretty happy with that so I only got a couple hundred pieces to do so give me a few minutes I'll get size done and then we'll come and do the frame rest so stick around [Music] alright so there's the last of the corner joints done and that took me just over an hour 60 63 minutes so now we need two loops we need to unplug the machine and we're just going to make the adjustment so that we can now make the frame rest all I need to do there is loosen this off I use a bullet for people refer to the way I need my two five eight blocks five eighths so the height the height of the bit doesn't change at all but the depth of the fence is going to change to 5/8 so we rotate that blade around so it's stick it out we bring the whole unit forward and then we push it back slowly with a straight edge on there and then we try now I got a still shot of this as well get that spare set those out of the way we're going to put the guard back on and plug this back in Oh [Music] then all we need to do is check it this way to make sure that the cut is 5/8 down and like I say the 3/8 doesn't change look pretty good there something else I do in obviously I'm doing quite a number I keep this handy and maybe every 15 or 20 or so I do check just to make sure that that bit hasn't moved that looks good and there's our 5/8 so that's like say that's going to be our frame rest now I will get these all done and then we'll get on to assembling so we could do a couple and then we'll shut the camera off save some battery [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] my father-in-law always says when you're doing a big job and you get to the last one there's the one we were looking for last one done that took me about 40 minutes so the easy stuff is done now now time to assemble not tonight see you next time all right so it's time to assemble these brood boxes we're working on if you've watched some of my other videos you've probably seen me use this jig but if not I'll explain it just to check the steel plate and I got two pieces of steel plate welded they're 90 degrees to the plate and they're 90 degrees to each other with a couple braces down on the other two sides I've got two six-inch C clamps that I cut in half and welded them down and then I weld a little piece of plate to the foot and everything is square with each other and it's made to fit a standard Lance trough box I use it for my honey supers my ventilation boxes and of course what I originally built it for was putting brood boxes together so all I do is I grab a couple of my ends and I very quickly you know just have a look at them check the milling work make sure that there's no big burrs grab my trusty Titebond three lay a bead down the the two ends of each board so the four ends then I just stand the first one in there just temporary and I grab my sides and I always look at the sides and they almost always have a little wee bit of a cup to them put the cup out because you can pull it in with a clamp so I just stand that in there now I'm just putting nut a corner together let's put that in there that's up against the two pieces of plate then I grab the next one same things check the cup I'll put that up against the clamp on this side and I put it into this corner and I leave that end out a little wee bit just make it easier to put this the other end in just slide that down between the clamp in the end then I pull these two in a little bit and look at it then I just snug up the clamps I don't actually get try and go too tight because this plate wasn't heavy enough I'm gonna and have to build a new one please and at the same time maybe I'll get around to putting the legs on it but I just snug them up just to hold them and that gets everything square and just holds everything in place then I just check all these stalks and these two here a little bit just top side down a little bit that's good that's pretty good now you can't see it from the camera angle but because these two side boards are bowed out a little bit on the inside right in this area both ends there's just a little bit of a gap so I just grabbed my background and I'm going to put four screws in the end so I put the clamp right in the center and just give that a squeeze and I see a little bit of glue come out of there I just recheck these let's get to my microphone then a few pilot holes just to prevent the screws from splitting the wood and I start them down maybe or maybe three-quarters of an inch and I'm trying to get in the middle of this boards what I'm trying to do so I just drill for the holes here bottom one about an inch or so or 3/4 an inch from the bottom same at the top then grab four screws these are number eight by inch and a half wood screws they're Robinson's so it's the number two or the red Robinson I have one in a driver you do have to careful with these drivers you if you overdo it you'll sink the screw rate out of sight kind of defeats the purpose but a little bit of practice grab a few more screws [Music] then is that other side is also out I just bring my bar clamp around do the same thing here read about the center and then just it takes so little to pull that in then again like I'd like to set the drill on my hand and then you know you can hang on to the box and it just makes it so much faster cut this half a little little low on this side but doesn't really match the positioning is [Music] that clamp was a little bit going after you do a hundred of them you get it back all there is so that loosen off the clamp there's one gun only 99 to go so let's have some fun [Music] [Music] [Music] and there we are with a magic of video editing the one we've been looking for number 100 I was keeping track of my time with my little kitchen clock and I've been obviously I didn't do it all at once I stopped a couple of times had a couple of the chores I had to do but I was writing it all down about five and a half hours but it took couple changes I made trying to find faster ways to do it I stopped drilling the pilot holes for the two Center ones because it's really the top and the bottom ones but the other thing I've been doing is I just grabbed a frame just to drop in I had some problems with some boxes I made a year or so ago that they were a little tight so this time I was thinking ahead I've checked them I think I got four that I'm going to have to make a couple of adjustments on but anyway that's that for assembling boxes I'll get some handles on these next but not today so see you next time all right so today I'm going to try and get the handles put onto my brood boxes to do that I have a little stand sitting here that gets the height work up to a bit more comfortable height then I have a little oh and I always grab the box I always feel for the frame rest so I know I've got the boxes all the same just something to do like a little jig made up says brood box handles little stopper on the back and all I do is I just sit it on there bring that block over then I put my thumb's on it to hold it and then like my four fingers I just checked to make sure that's straight all that's doing is getting the handles also the same height and to get them straight not that's all then I just take a bead of glue and I just laid in behind this just a long an inch or so down my handles are about an inch and a half and these are all the scraps that I cut off so I just grab them look at it and I just carefully lay it on top of that glue and then what I do is I I use my four fingers to check that and my thumb to kind of hold that in place then I grab my air nailer and I you I just I just put two two air nails in the ends just to hold it because it wants to move around on that glue then I take a couple screws I did get some shorter screws for this job these are number eight by inch and a quarter and I just come back a few inches that way I don't have to worry about its splitting this if you put it out near the end of course it wants to split and I went with the shorter ones I was using H and a half before but two pieces of three-quarter-inch pine an inch and a half one if it sticks through it's really hard to scrape and clean up the box so the inch and a quarter ones these drivers if it puts it down a little bit too deep it doesn't matter now one other feature my little stand here and has groove in the center that's perfect because now when I flip it over that handle goes down in there and at 8'o the boss wants to sit level so again I just grab my glue I grab my jig I put the jig on I square it top I lay a bead of glue I grab a handles have a quick look at it I position it on there I feel a seal this top edge and with my thumb I'm holding it tight I have my nailer pop a couple nails in temporary then I grab a couple screws and that is all there is putting handles on spots $1.99 to go so let's have some fun with trying to be done today there we have it once again with the magic of video editing there's the last one a little over two hours two hours ten minutes I guess a few interruptions this afternoon but they're all done so now we'll just wait for a nice sunny day and we'll get them outside get them painted so see you next time all right so today is finally painting day I have all hundred boxes out here these metal racks for something that my wife and I used to use to grow plants on the cue plants up off the ground but we don't use this greenhouse anymore obviously but it makes a great painting location so I just spread the boxes out and I put the boxes kind of corner to corner I don't know if the camera will see that or not when you're painting you want to try and keep your gun at 90 degrees and I have the Box this way I got to try and turn and it's just awkward to do plus by putting them corner to corner I can put more boxes closer together so all I do is I try and paint this top edge and the face and I'll do you know this side I'll go round round round then this afternoon I'm going to flip them over and I'll do it again so I end up with one coat of paint on the top one coat of paint on the bottom and usually two coats on the side I've got one these Waggoner electric sprayers I'll put the model number and the thing so all I do is just and I'll just work my way down the line we'll keep track of my time see how long it takes so let's just have a little bit of fun [Music] [Laughter] [Music] I [Music] [Music] there we are done so I'll let this dry now for about ho three hours four hours to see what the weather is like after lunch I'll flip them all over and I'll paint second coat but I'm not going to waste my time filming that I love this gun I will tell you after how long was it almost an hour after now we're like gun gets heavy yeah looks like I've used about half that pale but that should work out just about fine so yeah how good I flipped over I'll paint the other side and then we'll get back in the shop and I'll have some final thoughts on this little project so see you in a bit all right so we've got all our boxes painted back inside the shop I thought I would just share a little bit of the numbers of what it actually took the build these I don't actually think there's any point getting into the cost because wherever you live I mean your your cost of wood and screws and glue whatnot paint I'm sure it's going to be different I'll share with you the amount of material I use and then you can just you know substitute your prices and you can decide whether or not you want to do the work of making your own and it is good fun I I prefer to build my own the wood that I get I think I mentioned before it's second so there is a fair bit of waste involved there were various lengths here there were 16 footers twelve footers 14 footers but doesn't matter I kept track of them all and I added it all up I had 776 linear feet and these are 11 and a quarter so I did have to rip them down so there's some waste there and then where the large knots whatnot where there was waste so you know if you're buying grade-a material then it's easy you just figure out you know 2 times 16 and 5 8 2 times was at 19 and 1/8 buy as many boxes as you want to build and if you're buying grade-a material you just buy that amount I'll be a little extra if it is seconds well you know it may have more or less waste than with my hat so the mind worked out 700 seventy-six linear feet of this material indicate his seconds for me it's pretty pretty cheap screws I used actually 2,000 screws to do this I buy them in a box of 6500 those are for here where I am the ninety three bucks so penny but one and a half cents is what that works out to but again wherever you are buy them in the biggest box you can get them they don't go bad and it's way better price the glue I buy in a gallon jug and then I just keep refilling that little squeeze bottle and I'm going to probably book to squeeze bottles the paint again five gallon pails are a lot less expensive I did have a need is a little extra I end up going through about six gallons and something I do you probably notice the yellow dots and I put a yellow dot on there this is the same paint I used to paint my honey supers last year so that's why they're both yellow if you watch that other video I just do that for record-keeping I'll take a still photograph of this and I print it and put it in one of my records books I also keep that on the computer I'm right on here where I bought it what I paid for it and then you know I can keep an eye on them in the bee yard to see how they stand up and I'm actually fine and believe it or not some of the parts the primer paint does pretty well now the labor you know I kept track of everything cutting to lengths ripping the rotor work cleaning up the shop assembling them putting the handles on moving the both side painting them I actually came up with about thirteen and a half hours and I I I think I kept pretty close on that so it is a bit of work but this one hundred boxes here so you divide that out by hundred I mean then you have to pay yourself whatever you want to pay yourself but for me for me to buy on a sample box in South in Ontario and then get them shipped up here and then I still have to put them together and glue and screw them together and then paint them this is a fraction of the cost and it's fun so you'll have to decide I mean if you only need a few well probably want to buy them but if you need more than a few it's good fun anyway um I guess we'll leave it at that so thanks for watching and as always you be good to your bees and I'm sure they'll be good you see you next time you
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hello Scottie here Wenlock myself another load of pine to build some brood boxes for these colonies I'm working on I'm not sure how much of this pile I'm gonna eat up but I decide to show you what I'm starting with I'm not sure how many to make I might shoot for a hundred so we'll see how far I get so let's go make some sawdust to make some noise all right so I'm topping the boards to length first and then I'm going to rip them the way I chop into lengths I've got blocks set up here against the stopper the 19 and 1/8 and currently I'm using 16 5/8 I like to cut them to length first and then rip them to width a piece that comes off when you rip them is about an inch and a half I could have run the boards through the table saw and ripped off the inch and a half off of one side and then cut them to length I've worked just fine except when you've got knots like this on the edge now this board was actually pretty good it only has the one knot that was bad but of course when I rip the inch and a half off I have a perfect board a problem comes in if you rip the inch and a half off and you've got a knot on this side and maybe further down the board you've got a knot on the opposite side and if you've already taken the inch and a half off well now you've got a problem with that knot down there by cutting it to length first you have the option of ripping a chunk off this side or off this side so you just end up with a lot more usable material so not a lot to this you put your blocks and make sure there's no sawdust in the way of course dust collector Beyond and have my headphones on normally but once it's fight against there and tight against the fence and a little pieces are left over then that goes into my wife's birdhouse collection so that's all there's that I got a couple more boards the caisson see I have most of it cut but a couple more to do and then we'll get on to ripping them to width so stick around okay so the ripping them twist not a lot to show you the table saw is set up to 9 and 5/8 and then you just pick the worst side just had a little wee bit of a burr there and you just cut that off and you're good the pieces that come off I might not use that one because I've got lots to choose from but the better pieces will get attached there to be my handle and then the sixteen and five-eighths and of course there's the other ones are 19 and 1/8 I'll save this better stuff and I could also use that to make inner covers so all I do is I just take my board to have a look at it you can see this one's got a bad spot there so that's the side I cut off if if the board looks good on both sides well you just cut one off and Kerry are not much to that I got a probably another hour or so here I got some more piled up around the back over there so I am making a hundred like I said so there's a lot of pieces to cut but that's still a miserable day outside so nothing better to do so I'll get that done we'll get onto some row to work and we'll make some more sawdust and some more noise so stick around well I wasn't bad it took me about an hour and a half I have all the pieces now ripped to their proper width I've got more than enough material for handles and many inner covers I'll sort through it you know some of these pieces aren't going to be any good firewood but a lot of this stuff is excellent material yet so we'll go get the water table set up now and we'll start making our end joints and the frame rest so stick around oK we've got all our pieces ripped to wist now and it's time to do the road work to create the corner joints probably seen me do this before I got a couple of shims that are 3/8 take the guard off and I would put put my straightedge on top of the blade with the two pieces of 3/8 under each end and then adjust the height of the blade to three okay then I simply take a couple of scraps of 3/4 put up against the tent put the straightedge up against there same thing move the fence back and forth until I've got the the depths or the yeah I guess that's the depth of my cuts going to be 3/4 of an inch so I'm going to make a data joint down the side of the N bars that's 3/8 by 3/4 and that'll make my my corner joints so all I need to do at this point is grab my earphone start machine turn the desk electron [Music] [Applause] [Music] then I would grab one of my 3/8 pieces and put on here and I just feel that to make sure that that cut is 3hd and the other way is 3/4 I do the same thing I put a straight edge on there and that's going to make our props gonna make a quarter joint of our our brood box so that's all there is to that oh very quickly do one [Music] and then I usually I usually like just to recheck the first one just to make sure that's good the other end feels good I have a 3/4 inch strap here then just put it in there check that yeah I'm pretty happy with that so I only got a couple hundred pieces to do so give me a few minutes I'll get size done and then we'll come and do the frame rest so stick around [Music] alright so there's the last of the corner joints done and that took me just over an hour 60 63 minutes so now we need two loops we need to unplug the machine and we're just going to make the adjustment so that we can now make the frame rest all I need to do there is loosen this off I use a bullet for people refer to the way I need my two five eight blocks five eighths so the height the height of the bit doesn't change at all but the depth of the fence is going to change to 5/8 so we rotate that blade around so it's stick it out we bring the whole unit forward and then we push it back slowly with a straight edge on there and then we try now I got a still shot of this as well get that spare set those out of the way we're going to put the guard back on and plug this back in Oh [Music] then all we need to do is check it this way to make sure that the cut is 5/8 down and like I say the 3/8 doesn't change look pretty good there something else I do in obviously I'm doing quite a number I keep this handy and maybe every 15 or 20 or so I do check just to make sure that that bit hasn't moved that looks good and there's our 5/8 so that's like say that's going to be our frame rest now I will get these all done and then we'll get on to assembling so we could do a couple and then we'll shut the camera off save some battery [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] my father-in-law always says when you're doing a big job and you get to the last one there's the one we were looking for last one done that took me about 40 minutes so the easy stuff is done now now time to assemble not tonight see you next time all right so it's time to assemble these brood boxes we're working on if you've watched some of my other videos you've probably seen me use this jig but if not I'll explain it just to check the steel plate and I got two pieces of steel plate welded they're 90 degrees to the plate and they're 90 degrees to each other with a couple braces down on the other two sides I've got two six-inch C clamps that I cut in half and welded them down and then I weld a little piece of plate to the foot and everything is square with each other and it's made to fit a standard Lance trough box I use it for my honey supers my ventilation boxes and of course what I originally built it for was putting brood boxes together so all I do is I grab a couple of my ends and I very quickly you know just have a look at them check the milling work make sure that there's no big burrs grab my trusty Titebond three lay a bead down the the two ends of each board so the four ends then I just stand the first one in there just temporary and I grab my sides and I always look at the sides and they almost always have a little wee bit of a cup to them put the cup out because you can pull it in with a clamp so I just stand that in there now I'm just putting nut a corner together let's put that in there that's up against the two pieces of plate then I grab the next one same things check the cup I'll put that up against the clamp on this side and I put it into this corner and I leave that end out a little wee bit just make it easier to put this the other end in just slide that down between the clamp in the end then I pull these two in a little bit and look at it then I just snug up the clamps I don't actually get try and go too tight because this plate wasn't heavy enough I'm gonna and have to build a new one please and at the same time maybe I'll get around to putting the legs on it but I just snug them up just to hold them and that gets everything square and just holds everything in place then I just check all these stalks and these two here a little bit just top side down a little bit that's good that's pretty good now you can't see it from the camera angle but because these two side boards are bowed out a little bit on the inside right in this area both ends there's just a little bit of a gap so I just grabbed my background and I'm going to put four screws in the end so I put the clamp right in the center and just give that a squeeze and I see a little bit of glue come out of there I just recheck these let's get to my microphone then a few pilot holes just to prevent the screws from splitting the wood and I start them down maybe or maybe three-quarters of an inch and I'm trying to get in the middle of this boards what I'm trying to do so I just drill for the holes here bottom one about an inch or so or 3/4 an inch from the bottom same at the top then grab four screws these are number eight by inch and a half wood screws they're Robinson's so it's the number two or the red Robinson I have one in a driver you do have to careful with these drivers you if you overdo it you'll sink the screw rate out of sight kind of defeats the purpose but a little bit of practice grab a few more screws [Music] then is that other side is also out I just bring my bar clamp around do the same thing here read about the center and then just it takes so little to pull that in then again like I'd like to set the drill on my hand and then you know you can hang on to the box and it just makes it so much faster cut this half a little little low on this side but doesn't really match the positioning is [Music] that clamp was a little bit going after you do a hundred of them you get it back all there is so that loosen off the clamp there's one gun only 99 to go so let's have some fun [Music] [Music] [Music] and there we are with a magic of video editing the one we've been looking for number 100 I was keeping track of my time with my little kitchen clock and I've been obviously I didn't do it all at once I stopped a couple of times had a couple of the chores I had to do but I was writing it all down about five and a half hours but it took couple changes I made trying to find faster ways to do it I stopped drilling the pilot holes for the two Center ones because it's really the top and the bottom ones but the other thing I've been doing is I just grabbed a frame just to drop in I had some problems with some boxes I made a year or so ago that they were a little tight so this time I was thinking ahead I've checked them I think I got four that I'm going to have to make a couple of adjustments on but anyway that's that for assembling boxes I'll get some handles on these next but not today so see you next time all right so today I'm going to try and get the handles put onto my brood boxes to do that I have a little stand sitting here that gets the height work up to a bit more comfortable height then I have a little oh and I always grab the box I always feel for the frame rest so I know I've got the boxes all the same just something to do like a little jig made up says brood box handles little stopper on the back and all I do is I just sit it on there bring that block over then I put my thumb's on it to hold it and then like my four fingers I just checked to make sure that's straight all that's doing is getting the handles also the same height and to get them straight not that's all then I just take a bead of glue and I just laid in behind this just a long an inch or so down my handles are about an inch and a half and these are all the scraps that I cut off so I just grab them look at it and I just carefully lay it on top of that glue and then what I do is I I use my four fingers to check that and my thumb to kind of hold that in place then I grab my air nailer and I you I just I just put two two air nails in the ends just to hold it because it wants to move around on that glue then I take a couple screws I did get some shorter screws for this job these are number eight by inch and a quarter and I just come back a few inches that way I don't have to worry about its splitting this if you put it out near the end of course it wants to split and I went with the shorter ones I was using H and a half before but two pieces of three-quarter-inch pine an inch and a half one if it sticks through it's really hard to scrape and clean up the box so the inch and a quarter ones these drivers if it puts it down a little bit too deep it doesn't matter now one other feature my little stand here and has groove in the center that's perfect because now when I flip it over that handle goes down in there and at 8'o the boss wants to sit level so again I just grab my glue I grab my jig I put the jig on I square it top I lay a bead of glue I grab a handles have a quick look at it I position it on there I feel a seal this top edge and with my thumb I'm holding it tight I have my nailer pop a couple nails in temporary then I grab a couple screws and that is all there is putting handles on spots $1.99 to go so let's have some fun with trying to be done today there we have it once again with the magic of video editing there's the last one a little over two hours two hours ten minutes I guess a few interruptions this afternoon but they're all done so now we'll just wait for a nice sunny day and we'll get them outside get them painted so see you next time all right so today is finally painting day I have all hundred boxes out here these metal racks for something that my wife and I used to use to grow plants on the cue plants up off the ground but we don't use this greenhouse anymore obviously but it makes a great painting location so I just spread the boxes out and I put the boxes kind of corner to corner I don't know if the camera will see that or not when you're painting you want to try and keep your gun at 90 degrees and I have the Box this way I got to try and turn and it's just awkward to do plus by putting them corner to corner I can put more boxes closer together so all I do is I try and paint this top edge and the face and I'll do you know this side I'll go round round round then this afternoon I'm going to flip them over and I'll do it again so I end up with one coat of paint on the top one coat of paint on the bottom and usually two coats on the side I've got one these Waggoner electric sprayers I'll put the model number and the thing so all I do is just and I'll just work my way down the line we'll keep track of my time see how long it takes so let's just have a little bit of fun [Music] [Laughter] [Music] I [Music] [Music] there we are done so I'll let this dry now for about ho three hours four hours to see what the weather is like after lunch I'll flip them all over and I'll paint second coat but I'm not going to waste my time filming that I love this gun I will tell you after how long was it almost an hour after now we're like gun gets heavy yeah looks like I've used about half that pale but that should work out just about fine so yeah how good I flipped over I'll paint the other side and then we'll get back in the shop and I'll have some final thoughts on this little project so see you in a bit all right so we've got all our boxes painted back inside the shop I thought I would just share a little bit of the numbers of what it actually took the build these I don't actually think there's any point getting into the cost because wherever you live I mean your your cost of wood and screws and glue whatnot paint I'm sure it's going to be different I'll share with you the amount of material I use and then you can just you know substitute your prices and you can decide whether or not you want to do the work of making your own and it is good fun I I prefer to build my own the wood that I get I think I mentioned before it's second so there is a fair bit of waste involved there were various lengths here there were 16 footers twelve footers 14 footers but doesn't matter I kept track of them all and I added it all up I had 776 linear feet and these are 11 and a quarter so I did have to rip them down so there's some waste there and then where the large knots whatnot where there was waste so you know if you're buying grade-a material then it's easy you just figure out you know 2 times 16 and 5 8 2 times was at 19 and 1/8 buy as many boxes as you want to build and if you're buying grade-a material you just buy that amount I'll be a little extra if it is seconds well you know it may have more or less waste than with my hat so the mind worked out 700 seventy-six linear feet of this material indicate his seconds for me it's pretty pretty cheap screws I used actually 2,000 screws to do this I buy them in a box of 6500 those are for here where I am the ninety three bucks so penny but one and a half cents is what that works out to but again wherever you are buy them in the biggest box you can get them they don't go bad and it's way better price the glue I buy in a gallon jug and then I just keep refilling that little squeeze bottle and I'm going to probably book to squeeze bottles the paint again five gallon pails are a lot less expensive I did have a need is a little extra I end up going through about six gallons and something I do you probably notice the yellow dots and I put a yellow dot on there this is the same paint I used to paint my honey supers last year so that's why they're both yellow if you watch that other video I just do that for record-keeping I'll take a still photograph of this and I print it and put it in one of my records books I also keep that on the computer I'm right on here where I bought it what I paid for it and then you know I can keep an eye on them in the bee yard to see how they stand up and I'm actually fine and believe it or not some of the parts the primer paint does pretty well now the labor you know I kept track of everything cutting to lengths ripping the rotor work cleaning up the shop assembling them putting the handles on moving the both side painting them I actually came up with about thirteen and a half hours and I I I think I kept pretty close on that so it is a bit of work but this one hundred boxes here so you divide that out by hundred I mean then you have to pay yourself whatever you want to pay yourself but for me for me to buy on a sample box in South in Ontario and then get them shipped up here and then I still have to put them together and glue and screw them together and then paint them this is a fraction of the cost and it's fun so you'll have to decide I mean if you only need a few well probably want to buy them but if you need more than a few it's good fun anyway um I guess we'll leave it at that so thanks for watching and as always you be good to your bees and I'm sure they'll be good you see you next time you
 
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How to Make a Honey Bee Box (with videos)

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Good morning guys is Cindy and as promised yesterday we're going to be Stan to put together this national behave now it's a flat pack you love to see Wayne and Caitlyn in the background yeah it's a great little project you can do the kids like sit down a minute then okay right so it's a flat pack and we're just gonna have a quick look what we've got in there and and then Wheeler will go and Starkel this with the process of building it now these year okay are the frames okay and it's three packs of 30 frames there's one for the super sorry one for the blue box and two for the supers okay and so I'm going to stick them over here a moment okay the next thing we have in you guys this two packs there of foundation for the supers and one pack for the blue box okay now this did come in two boxes but I've just stuck it all on one box of spring down now we have a queen excluder now you may note this with this one it's a timber-framed queen excluder and it's got a rolled bar mesh in here which will stop the queen from getting up into the supers and stop it from laying brood and things up there now and there are lots of different types available and it is like a slotted cut mesh steel mesh one and and I have here that they've got the habit of taking the wings off the bees and things like that so um so we won't be using one of those okay right now in the box this is a gabled is a gable roof hi okay guys so when we're going to be building it from that and as you can see in the box there's the two Gabe ends for the roof we got various components here and they're all numbered as you can see here that is a number 14 and that will correspond with the set of instructions that I've got now this hive came from Cadden hives okay and it's quite a good little detailed instructions of how to set it up so what I'm going to do I'm going to pull out these pieces stick them up the weight right next now we've got all the pins and screws and things that we require and a couple of little sort of vent right this is your top board okay and they've got some poor to be escapes in them and what-have-you the next bit we have this is the mesh floor of a row a mesh floor which will which will allow the verall mates to fall through but not come back up okay now we have some bigger parts now and this is from the blue box okay and this is what we'll be using sorry this one is the super and we'll be using these to put this is a cedar hive and everything is all made of cedar so we'll put these together as and when and each one is numbered as you can see on that one that is number 16 okay some metal runners here okay and a lot more pieces which will require this is the floor I gain more pieces so as you can see guys there is loads and loads and loads of pieces and this one is the and the body for the brood and as you can see it's much deeper than the than the supers it's a bit overcast today so I'm not sure if I'm going to get to do all of this today because it depends on the rain the next thing in here that's the top crown board and and a couple of other bits which I'll find out what they are for later on and we also have excuse me wing watch your fingers two roofs see that again a lot of hives have a play roof but these are made out of C decks it's a good quality high and they've already got a galvanized sort of tin roof which will keep the rain out so we're and that's how they're going to go together on top of the hive so that's all the components and what we're going to do we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm not sure yet but we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm going to break it down so we're going to do a section on the brood box a section putting together a super and they're going to be pretty much the same and and then we'll do a frame section and the roof and everything else um we'll see what it goes so I don't know how many parts this videos going to be it may be too party maybe three maybe four I'm not sure yet okay and from looking at the instructions it says that it's going to take few hours to build so and again it depends on whether the rain holds out so it'll depend on many parts we make it up of anyway let's get on with it okay guys so a great pass here we've got a two front and back the two sides and the rails for the for the brood box okay so what it says on here it just says that 14 is across the bottom 13 is across the top okay so the numbered obviously we need to ensure that they can go in I've put some glue on the insides of these using gorilla glue okay it's a PVA glue and all I'm going to do now is just put some on the on the legs as well just to make sure we've got a really good really good bond and it's just a case of just fitting these together it's a nice tight joint there we go anything that squeezes out we will rub over with some with some a damp cloth and and then we can wipe off any excess glue so that was number 13 number 14 it's got a sham fur on it you'll see here is slight chamfer and that's designed to shed the water away from the side of the from the side of the thing so I'm just going to put some glue on this one and then this one will get put in as well the same as the other I'm just using an old pink brush to - to do this because I haven't got a glue brush the joints are very tight and maybe worth giving a little tap and then they are very tight joint scale what keepin ya know right just damp cloth just wipe off any excess glue I'll just save on the cleanup later on just give a little more tap okay so we got the same thing now on this side so I'll just move these up to the weight so the number fourteen if anything I will say about the about these joints they have made them really really tight so you've got a you're going to have to tap them in but like I said you know you you do what you can so now we just want to get this one in started maybe a good idea just to have something to protect this would but I am bothered just wipe off any excess glue okay so you're number 13 year now and that's all it is guys it's like a big jigsaw puzzle and it takes a bit of time to to get it to work but so just spread that glue across there and all we need to do now is get this one in oh baby yeah I understand that laughs no problem right go to the blue a minimun okay so we've just given it a bit of a cleanup now and before we put the others in now we need to sit in both of these sides just make sure it's well seated a fact that one is for that side because I want the numbers facing inwards because we don't want to see them okay think I simp and the same thing with this one they lit up the way the camera babe if you have to just give a little tap just to make sure they fully seated and now we need to get some glue on these ones and this is where it's going to be a bit of a handful is getting all four these in on the next one provoke little cross these which I should have done on outside in fact I think I will go take it out just gonna put a bit of glue in there I know you shouldn't really glue across the grain but the movement on this is going to be nothing so that one's in right tight so I going to leave him okay so now we want to put the top on I'm sorry if you can't see through the cameras I don't help but Caitlin running around yeah okay so we just need to clean that up all right so there we have it at the moment though it's not looking too square we have to unlock what's going on it or at least bang on screen oh just 25 and a half okay so once we've done that track a square position the rails and skew will blacken pins so we need two rails thanks babe go another flower off click net okay so which way they go I'm assuming like that is it yeah that's how they go wait so I'm going to secure these now with GIMP pens black and pins and we're away so we go for them thanks babe right give me a sign right let me get on with this I mean I won all right thanks love love you love you bye so there's one rail then one more this side and we are good to go on this blue box thanks babe top right click on play for $5.00 let me just get on with the sorrows for everybody so two more nails I win this guy's and we should have ourselves a nice strong brood box ready for our frames there you go nice strong blue box chamfered sides as you can see so I'll shred the ring I'm not sure whether we're going to paint them or what and I don't know yet but but that's the first one done guys the I don't know if you can see here the reason this is lifted up like that is when you sit your frame there and leave a little space underneath so when you put your frames back in you're not actually squashing Beezer today okay so you can put it back in and I'll keep a little B space underneath there alright so that's the first that's the first blue box then now the the supers are exactly the same to build so I'm not going to bother filling them it's just a repeat of these but just slightly smaller shallower box so I'm going to get them built and I'll come back to bye okay guys so as you can see the the three boxes no we're done we got the brood at the bottom and then we got to UM supers here so they've got the metal runners on them and everything and the next and square so so that's all good and what we need to do now we need to get on to building the floor and the roof and then once we've done that all we've got to do anyth build 30 frames up I haven't seen no difficult they are yet but but we'll get on them but the next step there will be the gabled roof okay so all I've done here now have collected some of the parts and what we need to do this is our gabled end here for a gable roof um got some flat out pieces here we just need to UM tack in some long nails into them I'm not sure if I'm going to get these in the right places all so bill misse-x that's not quite right more like they donate them maybe half so we need to put one down the bottom now as well there we go so we're nice and tight there but a glue now on the next one and go from there no the ones then we can turn it upside down will be easier to nail these things are quite will be winner when they get going okay so bit more glue and this is just part for the gabled roof and it's just building me up the frame the moments try not to bend the nails up like I just did babe don't stand in front of the cameras alright yeah again you just stand by there be quiet for me while I do this all right and then one more there we are so that's a nice strong frame okay so we know where we've got it to this sort of stage now the next thing afterwards now we've got to put these little things around now we're saying 25 mil up so I go to mark 25 mil on I'm assuming they're on about 25 mil from the bottom so I'm going to get a tape measure I'm going to mark a couple of so 25 mil is there it's about one inch okay I've got many long ones I'm going to have to use these ones and just two in each of these whoops no one saw that okay so give you four of them anyway all right and they go right around so we need to do another 25 mil up guys you're learning up to do this the same as I am because there'll be beekeepers out there probably laughing at me the way I'm doing this because they can probably make these with their eyes shut but it's all it new to me and I'm just doing what I can and the good thing is um we don't market ouble the good thing is like I said I haven't paid someone else to make it you know the the ex wolf it'll come as a flat-pack but you know I've played together myself when I could have paid someone into doing it this cedar by the way is quite hard using nails and sometimes I hitting a knot or something the loop it's wanting to bend so you go be quite careful with it is that okay now because of the slant on you it's going to be a bit harder I think what I'm going to do I'm going to use the laser clamp guys just to hold it there for me if I put a couple of clamps on the end just all lit up just to make life a bit easier because it's because these are on a sham fo here so one it's a bit hard to to nail on that because it wants to make it loose but what we're going to do we're going to just clamp it in to that so that makes it nice and tight which what should we've trimmed them down slightly and I can just place them there and get some nails and hopefully this won't move now when I'm putting these nails in excellent the same on this side so this table saw sleds come in quite handy today and like I said this is just a framework for this together it does say that this should take an hour to make but I can't understand why you would take someone so long if it's only this put a bit of sheeting on it and every now and then a it or not I'm not pulling a load I'm just trying to straighten it up okay just have a check of that that way excellent you can have that sitting either way guys I'd be a venire sitting this way but I'm happy with that okay so next thing is this let's see if we can get this right this time ask better what I'm going to do I'm assuming that slides right up there I may be wrong in this but we'll soon find out looks I'll get the other one is well in check right so that's more or less 50/50 on it we'll have a look at what we're going to do do you know what this can be a pain sometimes guys right I'm happy with that okay so now what does the instructions say instructions say to nail right through the roof and one two three four says two with these I think these are not very confident on where these are going to go power locks odds lon blow me up in and we've missed that okay oh right el faro we know it let's get okay and to write a bit okay look I don't know babe I don't know long I'm going to be okay so now we just got this two effects okay ladies don't get up today babe they're not supposed to yeah right with all we've got left now guys it's just the wasp traps front I'm going to do that that one is yeah this one's still on me so let Dad finish your circ hmm we're going to use these little gold pins for it okay okay so that's the first wasp trap put on and we just need to do the other side now kaylynn can you stop making noises love and trying to film no I'm trying to film stop reggae so that's um that's it on the roof I'm not going to bother pls plastic coating off it because um I think it'll just help with with shading and there we are and quite happy with that right gay so we've got the brood the two supers and the roof dint we just got a floor left but that's going to be in the next episode along with the frames and everything else thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next episode bye you
 

okay so in part one you saw us make all the bodies of the brood box and of the supers and within the roof today we're going to be doing the the base for this and we're going to make some frames as well which will go in and put a foundation in that frame you you you okay so we've got the parts your four and up here for the for the base okay and this is where the entrance for the bees are going to be and the varroa mesh and things like that okay there's a solid flaw in this but we can remove it if we want to select a polyp tree like an inspection tree for the varroa mites and things ok so when what we're going to do we're going to wear get some of these together and and then once we know what's what will await so first thing I need to do is get some glue but yeah and I need to get a brush bring me one second guys so what we want to do now is get some glue over this and we just need to slot these pieces together nice and tight leave me huh nice fix it these pieces actually fit a little better than the last lot so we will give a clean out in a moment go a bit of okay have it mmm I'm just filming the base okay do da booty I'm just going to put a nail down in each of these love you see you later all right all right thanks but ok so let's just give that a little wipe off clean up any overrun let the blue it's always easier to do it now then later on guys now last Monday I went to my b course and my instructor give me a shout he said come on let's go we're going to get lost warm today and as i can imagine i thought wow you know I'm you know I'm happy to do that unfortunately the swarm was in was in a chimney of a house and it was just no way we were going to get up there you get it and everything else without causing any sort of damage so um so obviously I didn't have that but like I said you know it's still early days we will get it eventually and there's no rush like I said this will be finished know today and and then once this is finished we are ready to take these now I have another lesson tonight at six o clock so we will see what happens then I'm not I'm not rushing to try and get it you know get it sorted but we'll see what happens right what I'm going to do now I'm just going to put a nail down through here just all these pins these wings together nice and tight there we go it's nice and square okay so next things next we now we need to slide in our mesh and I believe that goes in like this maybe huh consequently i'm not going to I am NOT gonna nail that guy's I'm just gonna leave us set i think but i'll probably have people tell me I should have nailed it so it doesn't say to win the instructions but I think it's a good idea not to let nail it so that you're able to so you're able to remove it if you need to I think if I nail apt it's going to be a problem removing it and then the last thing we need is this and this is our board which will it's like our inspection tray now here we are and I saw a tray put together guys we now have our entrance and as you can see here there's a big slot cut out you and a very small one here and this is like your summer entrance okay and this is your winter one obviously helps or keeping down um you know the amount of coal gaming and rain and things like that getting into the hive but also and it makes it easier when the when the swarm isn't so beigel when the hive isn't so big and doesn't have so many members it makes it easier for them to defend as well against mobbing bees and things like that so when that just sits there so that's the base tree put together guys didn't take long so all nice and done so the square and so all we have to do now like i said is put that they're not only we're gonna get the rest of hive together so we just got a few frames no to build I'm just going to do a quick video one of them so when yes it's been a bit of an interesting couple of weeks now I've got a couple of frames here and I have made some up already but what I found was that this hive I had ten frames and these are the Hoffman frames and I had 10 for the super isn't for the for the brood and unfortunately this one takes 12 well time for jaundice it's not an issue and we'll just get a couple more but I have ordered a feeding tray so Tina's put these in a bag and bent them up a little bit soon after and it's got warm so okay that's fine so I've got two left here that I gotta make up and then so what all we've got on here guys is I don't know if you're making this out but this is the one of the sort of top rails and and there's a piece here we have to break off but before I do that I just need one gaming knife build me one second ginger and all we have to do is push down on it like this spend it back and it will snap out and what it does it gives you this little section it clears that middle out there okay and there is a little cleaner than it needs is needed and these looked quite daunting when they came and then show you the bag actually and you open it and it's just tons and tons of pieces in it I don't know if you can see this guy's but they are just loads and loads of pieces and when you first get them the real it's quite daunting when you open all these pieces fall out but I've been surprised they're very easy to put together but it's quite monotonous so again now we just need to file down this little lip that's left from where it's been snapped out to the other piece because it's not required and I gotta say guys I have really enjoyed building this and thank you for all of us commented on the first part because there's been a few people saying or maybe I shouldn't have nailed through the metal and Suffolk up but it was all in the instructions so I'm following them verbatim because I've never built one of these before and it may turn out to be wrong and you know but then that's what we have now these hoffman's and they self spacing because they've got the this cut out so we don't need like a slated separators and things like that in there so the first thing we're going to it's just push them together like that okay and I'm not going to glue these guys traditional something probably would glue them but I don't see a major issue in it ok the next thing we need is some wax like I said this one has been bent a little now on the bottom of the wax I don't know if you can make it out there's some wires sticking out this a wide wide foundation okay and that just needs to bend so what I'm going to do I'm going to turn this around and I'm actually gonna clamp it down just to make life easy for myself excuse me angel now i'm not sure what sort of view you're going to gather this with a camera so if you're not going a great shot I do apologize I will double check it now in a moment so not ideal having these sticking up but just be mindful that they're there ok so we're what we do we'll slide we can put one in actually in the top make life easier you get these little thin sticks and they just literally slide in the top and you just nail it into place let's give it a tap if it needs it get me up there we go right now we've got some thinner tax yer for those one thing i will say guys I'm a bit that was a bit disappointed in getting these frames that you know I had a good price for them but they never came with any tax you had to go out and buy them separately and I thought it was a bit a bit naughty like you know cuz you expect to put these things together and all of a sudden you can't so it's just one in each there we go and I know we can slide our foundation down yeah Tina unfortunately put these into the bag in the shed it got a bit hot in it so they've they've studied to not melt but take shape of whatever they were sat on but it's not a problem with me when we get these in now so we'll take the one now okay the one piece of timber know that week at out and that what we've done here we've bent over the tabs so that we can nail them down okay and we literally just put that in it trapping the the wax and we're getting some tax I tend to put three in send another warm day today now and I've been having a bit of an eight-minute the plot in fact I've been having a lot of a nightmare to plot and there'll be more about that in the next episode unfortunately it's caused me a few issues and I have lost some produce because of it but steps are being taken so that it never happens to me again because I was not happy person when it happened okay just get this within maybe up couple more taxing in out and there's another frame gun so they don't take longer just a bit monotonous these 30 is easy to do don't know why that doesn't want to stay on it today and I won't speak right the rabbit gate is a frame with your wax so now we're going to have a look so now we're going to have a look at how it all goes together this guy's is our frame now this is a too high frame okay it's what we're going to be using it's got folding legs so if we want to ever put it back and it's got a landing boards here okay so this is the frame we're actually using a little both of our hives all right now the next thing that we need is the basic we've just made and that it's just going to sit there with our without entrance then we have behave itself this is the blue box like I said we've only got 10 in it at the moment and we will sort out the rest again maybe now after that and we can just put the lid on to start with but as things get going as we already explained about this before this is a queen excluder and this is got roll bars so it doesn't actually hurt the bees okay so that's the next thing which would go on and then after that then we have our soup as their empty simplest at the moment guys okay but um I just gotta build the just gotta build the frames to go win Emperor just showing you for the just for the sake array so it's to supers and then we have this is the crown board and it's got too poor to be escapes in it okay so that's on the top and then we have our lid or roof for whatever you want to call it so there it is guys I'm just going to scroll you down so you can see better and and that's basically I was going to work we're going to build another one of these days which will sit on the other side and hopefully the good thing about this is we're able to put a strap up over the top to stop it from being blown over and knocked over by somebody so hopefully you guys have enjoyed this two parties hey Liv and you guys have enjoyed this two-part series and of how we made these and took long enough okay um but yeah it's a you know it's a good little build it it was some it was easy enough to build bit time consuming but like anything else you know us that's what you have to do and so hopefully now we can get a swarm pretty quick and get him in there and start producing some honey this year anyway guys that's it for this episode I will see you in the next one hope you have a great day for me I'm from angel bye you view all
How to Make a Honey Bee Box (with videos) part 1
 
 


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Good morning guys is Cindy and as promised yesterday we're going to be Stan to put together this national behave now it's a flat pack you love to see Wayne and Caitlyn in the background yeah it's a great little project you can do the kids like sit down a minute then okay right so it's a flat pack and we're just gonna have a quick look what we've got in there and and then Wheeler will go and Starkel this with the process of building it now these year okay are the frames okay and it's three packs of 30 frames there's one for the super sorry one for the blue box and two for the supers okay and so I'm going to stick them over here a moment okay the next thing we have in you guys this two packs there of foundation for the supers and one pack for the blue box okay now this did come in two boxes but I've just stuck it all on one box of spring down now we have a queen excluder now you may note this with this one it's a timber-framed queen excluder and it's got a rolled bar mesh in here which will stop the queen from getting up into the supers and stop it from laying brood and things up there now and there are lots of different types available and it is like a slotted cut mesh steel mesh one and and I have here that they've got the habit of taking the wings off the bees and things like that so um so we won't be using one of those okay right now in the box this is a gabled is a gable roof hi okay guys so when we're going to be building it from that and as you can see in the box there's the two Gabe ends for the roof we got various components here and they're all numbered as you can see here that is a number 14 and that will correspond with the set of instructions that I've got now this hive came from Cadden hives okay and it's quite a good little detailed instructions of how to set it up so what I'm going to do I'm going to pull out these pieces stick them up the weight right next now we've got all the pins and screws and things that we require and a couple of little sort of vent right this is your top board okay and they've got some poor to be escapes in them and what-have-you the next bit we have this is the mesh floor of a row a mesh floor which will which will allow the verall mates to fall through but not come back up okay now we have some bigger parts now and this is from the blue box okay and this is what we'll be using sorry this one is the super and we'll be using these to put this is a cedar hive and everything is all made of cedar so we'll put these together as and when and each one is numbered as you can see on that one that is number 16 okay some metal runners here okay and a lot more pieces which will require this is the floor I gain more pieces so as you can see guys there is loads and loads and loads of pieces and this one is the and the body for the brood and as you can see it's much deeper than the than the supers it's a bit overcast today so I'm not sure if I'm going to get to do all of this today because it depends on the rain the next thing in here that's the top crown board and and a couple of other bits which I'll find out what they are for later on and we also have excuse me wing watch your fingers two roofs see that again a lot of hives have a play roof but these are made out of C decks it's a good quality high and they've already got a galvanized sort of tin roof which will keep the rain out so we're and that's how they're going to go together on top of the hive so that's all the components and what we're going to do we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm not sure yet but we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm going to break it down so we're going to do a section on the brood box a section putting together a super and they're going to be pretty much the same and and then we'll do a frame section and the roof and everything else um we'll see what it goes so I don't know how many parts this videos going to be it may be too party maybe three maybe four I'm not sure yet okay and from looking at the instructions it says that it's going to take few hours to build so and again it depends on whether the rain holds out so it'll depend on many parts we make it up of anyway let's get on with it okay guys so a great pass here we've got a two front and back the two sides and the rails for the for the brood box okay so what it says on here it just says that 14 is across the bottom 13 is across the top okay so the numbered obviously we need to ensure that they can go in I've put some glue on the insides of these using gorilla glue okay it's a PVA glue and all I'm going to do now is just put some on the on the legs as well just to make sure we've got a really good really good bond and it's just a case of just fitting these together it's a nice tight joint there we go anything that squeezes out we will rub over with some with some a damp cloth and and then we can wipe off any excess glue so that was number 13 number 14 it's got a sham fur on it you'll see here is slight chamfer and that's designed to shed the water away from the side of the from the side of the thing so I'm just going to put some glue on this one and then this one will get put in as well the same as the other I'm just using an old pink brush to - to do this because I haven't got a glue brush the joints are very tight and maybe worth giving a little tap and then they are very tight joint scale what keepin ya know right just damp cloth just wipe off any excess glue I'll just save on the cleanup later on just give a little more tap okay so we got the same thing now on this side so I'll just move these up to the weight so the number fourteen if anything I will say about the about these joints they have made them really really tight so you've got a you're going to have to tap them in but like I said you know you you do what you can so now we just want to get this one in started maybe a good idea just to have something to protect this would but I am bothered just wipe off any excess glue okay so you're number 13 year now and that's all it is guys it's like a big jigsaw puzzle and it takes a bit of time to to get it to work but so just spread that glue across there and all we need to do now is get this one in oh baby yeah I understand that laughs no problem right go to the blue a minimun okay so we've just given it a bit of a cleanup now and before we put the others in now we need to sit in both of these sides just make sure it's well seated a fact that one is for that side because I want the numbers facing inwards because we don't want to see them okay think I simp and the same thing with this one they lit up the way the camera babe if you have to just give a little tap just to make sure they fully seated and now we need to get some glue on these ones and this is where it's going to be a bit of a handful is getting all four these in on the next one provoke little cross these which I should have done on outside in fact I think I will go take it out just gonna put a bit of glue in there I know you shouldn't really glue across the grain but the movement on this is going to be nothing so that one's in right tight so I going to leave him okay so now we want to put the top on I'm sorry if you can't see through the cameras I don't help but Caitlin running around yeah okay so we just need to clean that up all right so there we have it at the moment though it's not looking too square we have to unlock what's going on it or at least bang on screen oh just 25 and a half okay so once we've done that track a square position the rails and skew will blacken pins so we need two rails thanks babe go another flower off click net okay so which way they go I'm assuming like that is it yeah that's how they go wait so I'm going to secure these now with GIMP pens black and pins and we're away so we go for them thanks babe right give me a sign right let me get on with this I mean I won all right thanks love love you love you bye so there's one rail then one more this side and we are good to go on this blue box thanks babe top right click on play for $5.00 let me just get on with the sorrows for everybody so two more nails I win this guy's and we should have ourselves a nice strong brood box ready for our frames there you go nice strong blue box chamfered sides as you can see so I'll shred the ring I'm not sure whether we're going to paint them or what and I don't know yet but but that's the first one done guys the I don't know if you can see here the reason this is lifted up like that is when you sit your frame there and leave a little space underneath so when you put your frames back in you're not actually squashing Beezer today okay so you can put it back in and I'll keep a little B space underneath there alright so that's the first that's the first blue box then now the the supers are exactly the same to build so I'm not going to bother filling them it's just a repeat of these but just slightly smaller shallower box so I'm going to get them built and I'll come back to bye okay guys so as you can see the the three boxes no we're done we got the brood at the bottom and then we got to UM supers here so they've got the metal runners on them and everything and the next and square so so that's all good and what we need to do now we need to get on to building the floor and the roof and then once we've done that all we've got to do anyth build 30 frames up I haven't seen no difficult they are yet but but we'll get on them but the next step there will be the gabled roof okay so all I've done here now have collected some of the parts and what we need to do this is our gabled end here for a gable roof um got some flat out pieces here we just need to UM tack in some long nails into them I'm not sure if I'm going to get these in the right places all so bill misse-x that's not quite right more like they donate them maybe half so we need to put one down the bottom now as well there we go so we're nice and tight there but a glue now on the next one and go from there no the ones then we can turn it upside down will be easier to nail these things are quite will be winner when they get going okay so bit more glue and this is just part for the gabled roof and it's just building me up the frame the moments try not to bend the nails up like I just did babe don't stand in front of the cameras alright yeah again you just stand by there be quiet for me while I do this all right and then one more there we are so that's a nice strong frame okay so we know where we've got it to this sort of stage now the next thing afterwards now we've got to put these little things around now we're saying 25 mil up so I go to mark 25 mil on I'm assuming they're on about 25 mil from the bottom so I'm going to get a tape measure I'm going to mark a couple of so 25 mil is there it's about one inch okay I've got many long ones I'm going to have to use these ones and just two in each of these whoops no one saw that okay so give you four of them anyway all right and they go right around so we need to do another 25 mil up guys you're learning up to do this the same as I am because there'll be beekeepers out there probably laughing at me the way I'm doing this because they can probably make these with their eyes shut but it's all it new to me and I'm just doing what I can and the good thing is um we don't market ouble the good thing is like I said I haven't paid someone else to make it you know the the ex wolf it'll come as a flat-pack but you know I've played together myself when I could have paid someone into doing it this cedar by the way is quite hard using nails and sometimes I hitting a knot or something the loop it's wanting to bend so you go be quite careful with it is that okay now because of the slant on you it's going to be a bit harder I think what I'm going to do I'm going to use the laser clamp guys just to hold it there for me if I put a couple of clamps on the end just all lit up just to make life a bit easier because it's because these are on a sham fo here so one it's a bit hard to to nail on that because it wants to make it loose but what we're going to do we're going to just clamp it in to that so that makes it nice and tight which what should we've trimmed them down slightly and I can just place them there and get some nails and hopefully this won't move now when I'm putting these nails in excellent the same on this side so this table saw sleds come in quite handy today and like I said this is just a framework for this together it does say that this should take an hour to make but I can't understand why you would take someone so long if it's only this put a bit of sheeting on it and every now and then a it or not I'm not pulling a load I'm just trying to straighten it up okay just have a check of that that way excellent you can have that sitting either way guys I'd be a venire sitting this way but I'm happy with that okay so next thing is this let's see if we can get this right this time ask better what I'm going to do I'm assuming that slides right up there I may be wrong in this but we'll soon find out looks I'll get the other one is well in check right so that's more or less 50/50 on it we'll have a look at what we're going to do do you know what this can be a pain sometimes guys right I'm happy with that okay so now what does the instructions say instructions say to nail right through the roof and one two three four says two with these I think these are not very confident on where these are going to go power locks odds lon blow me up in and we've missed that okay oh right el faro we know it let's get okay and to write a bit okay look I don't know babe I don't know long I'm going to be okay so now we just got this two effects okay ladies don't get up today babe they're not supposed to yeah right with all we've got left now guys it's just the wasp traps front I'm going to do that that one is yeah this one's still on me so let Dad finish your circ hmm we're going to use these little gold pins for it okay okay so that's the first wasp trap put on and we just need to do the other side now kaylynn can you stop making noises love and trying to film no I'm trying to film stop reggae so that's um that's it on the roof I'm not going to bother pls plastic coating off it because um I think it'll just help with with shading and there we are and quite happy with that right gay so we've got the brood the two supers and the roof dint we just got a floor left but that's going to be in the next episode along with the frames and everything else thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next episode bye you
 

okay so in part one you saw us make all the bodies of the brood box and of the supers and within the roof today we're going to be doing the the base for this and we're going to make some frames as well which will go in and put a foundation in that frame you you you okay so we've got the parts your four and up here for the for the base okay and this is where the entrance for the bees are going to be and the varroa mesh and things like that okay there's a solid flaw in this but we can remove it if we want to select a polyp tree like an inspection tree for the varroa mites and things ok so when what we're going to do we're going to wear get some of these together and and then once we know what's what will await so first thing I need to do is get some glue but yeah and I need to get a brush bring me one second guys so what we want to do now is get some glue over this and we just need to slot these pieces together nice and tight leave me huh nice fix it these pieces actually fit a little better than the last lot so we will give a clean out in a moment go a bit of okay have it mmm I'm just filming the base okay do da booty I'm just going to put a nail down in each of these love you see you later all right all right thanks but ok so let's just give that a little wipe off clean up any overrun let the blue it's always easier to do it now then later on guys now last Monday I went to my b course and my instructor give me a shout he said come on let's go we're going to get lost warm today and as i can imagine i thought wow you know I'm you know I'm happy to do that unfortunately the swarm was in was in a chimney of a house and it was just no way we were going to get up there you get it and everything else without causing any sort of damage so um so obviously I didn't have that but like I said you know it's still early days we will get it eventually and there's no rush like I said this will be finished know today and and then once this is finished we are ready to take these now I have another lesson tonight at six o clock so we will see what happens then I'm not I'm not rushing to try and get it you know get it sorted but we'll see what happens right what I'm going to do now I'm just going to put a nail down through here just all these pins these wings together nice and tight there we go it's nice and square okay so next things next we now we need to slide in our mesh and I believe that goes in like this maybe huh consequently i'm not going to I am NOT gonna nail that guy's I'm just gonna leave us set i think but i'll probably have people tell me I should have nailed it so it doesn't say to win the instructions but I think it's a good idea not to let nail it so that you're able to so you're able to remove it if you need to I think if I nail apt it's going to be a problem removing it and then the last thing we need is this and this is our board which will it's like our inspection tray now here we are and I saw a tray put together guys we now have our entrance and as you can see here there's a big slot cut out you and a very small one here and this is like your summer entrance okay and this is your winter one obviously helps or keeping down um you know the amount of coal gaming and rain and things like that getting into the hive but also and it makes it easier when the when the swarm isn't so beigel when the hive isn't so big and doesn't have so many members it makes it easier for them to defend as well against mobbing bees and things like that so when that just sits there so that's the base tree put together guys didn't take long so all nice and done so the square and so all we have to do now like i said is put that they're not only we're gonna get the rest of hive together so we just got a few frames no to build I'm just going to do a quick video one of them so when yes it's been a bit of an interesting couple of weeks now I've got a couple of frames here and I have made some up already but what I found was that this hive I had ten frames and these are the Hoffman frames and I had 10 for the super isn't for the for the brood and unfortunately this one takes 12 well time for jaundice it's not an issue and we'll just get a couple more but I have ordered a feeding tray so Tina's put these in a bag and bent them up a little bit soon after and it's got warm so okay that's fine so I've got two left here that I gotta make up and then so what all we've got on here guys is I don't know if you're making this out but this is the one of the sort of top rails and and there's a piece here we have to break off but before I do that I just need one gaming knife build me one second ginger and all we have to do is push down on it like this spend it back and it will snap out and what it does it gives you this little section it clears that middle out there okay and there is a little cleaner than it needs is needed and these looked quite daunting when they came and then show you the bag actually and you open it and it's just tons and tons of pieces in it I don't know if you can see this guy's but they are just loads and loads of pieces and when you first get them the real it's quite daunting when you open all these pieces fall out but I've been surprised they're very easy to put together but it's quite monotonous so again now we just need to file down this little lip that's left from where it's been snapped out to the other piece because it's not required and I gotta say guys I have really enjoyed building this and thank you for all of us commented on the first part because there's been a few people saying or maybe I shouldn't have nailed through the metal and Suffolk up but it was all in the instructions so I'm following them verbatim because I've never built one of these before and it may turn out to be wrong and you know but then that's what we have now these hoffman's and they self spacing because they've got the this cut out so we don't need like a slated separators and things like that in there so the first thing we're going to it's just push them together like that okay and I'm not going to glue these guys traditional something probably would glue them but I don't see a major issue in it ok the next thing we need is some wax like I said this one has been bent a little now on the bottom of the wax I don't know if you can make it out there's some wires sticking out this a wide wide foundation okay and that just needs to bend so what I'm going to do I'm going to turn this around and I'm actually gonna clamp it down just to make life easy for myself excuse me angel now i'm not sure what sort of view you're going to gather this with a camera so if you're not going a great shot I do apologize I will double check it now in a moment so not ideal having these sticking up but just be mindful that they're there ok so we're what we do we'll slide we can put one in actually in the top make life easier you get these little thin sticks and they just literally slide in the top and you just nail it into place let's give it a tap if it needs it get me up there we go right now we've got some thinner tax yer for those one thing i will say guys I'm a bit that was a bit disappointed in getting these frames that you know I had a good price for them but they never came with any tax you had to go out and buy them separately and I thought it was a bit a bit naughty like you know cuz you expect to put these things together and all of a sudden you can't so it's just one in each there we go and I know we can slide our foundation down yeah Tina unfortunately put these into the bag in the shed it got a bit hot in it so they've they've studied to not melt but take shape of whatever they were sat on but it's not a problem with me when we get these in now so we'll take the one now okay the one piece of timber know that week at out and that what we've done here we've bent over the tabs so that we can nail them down okay and we literally just put that in it trapping the the wax and we're getting some tax I tend to put three in send another warm day today now and I've been having a bit of an eight-minute the plot in fact I've been having a lot of a nightmare to plot and there'll be more about that in the next episode unfortunately it's caused me a few issues and I have lost some produce because of it but steps are being taken so that it never happens to me again because I was not happy person when it happened okay just get this within maybe up couple more taxing in out and there's another frame gun so they don't take longer just a bit monotonous these 30 is easy to do don't know why that doesn't want to stay on it today and I won't speak right the rabbit gate is a frame with your wax so now we're going to have a look so now we're going to have a look at how it all goes together this guy's is our frame now this is a too high frame okay it's what we're going to be using it's got folding legs so if we want to ever put it back and it's got a landing boards here okay so this is the frame we're actually using a little both of our hives all right now the next thing that we need is the basic we've just made and that it's just going to sit there with our without entrance then we have behave itself this is the blue box like I said we've only got 10 in it at the moment and we will sort out the rest again maybe now after that and we can just put the lid on to start with but as things get going as we already explained about this before this is a queen excluder and this is got roll bars so it doesn't actually hurt the bees okay so that's the next thing which would go on and then after that then we have our soup as their empty simplest at the moment guys okay but um I just gotta build the just gotta build the frames to go win Emperor just showing you for the just for the sake array so it's to supers and then we have this is the crown board and it's got too poor to be escapes in it okay so that's on the top and then we have our lid or roof for whatever you want to call it so there it is guys I'm just going to scroll you down so you can see better and and that's basically I was going to work we're going to build another one of these days which will sit on the other side and hopefully the good thing about this is we're able to put a strap up over the top to stop it from being blown over and knocked over by somebody so hopefully you guys have enjoyed this two parties hey Liv and you guys have enjoyed this two-part series and of how we made these and took long enough okay um but yeah it's a you know it's a good little build it it was some it was easy enough to build bit time consuming but like anything else you know us that's what you have to do and so hopefully now we can get a swarm pretty quick and get him in there and start producing some honey this year anyway guys that's it for this episode I will see you in the next one hope you have a great day for me I'm from angel bye you



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How to build a top bar bee hive which is a simple DIY project almost anyone can do for under $50.

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I've got a recent desire to get into beekeeping so the first thing we need to do to become a beekeeper is to have a place for our bees to live and what I've decided on is to build a top bar hive and let me show you a picture that would represent not what I built but just the typical design so this is something that can be built by most guys with just basic tools and I'm going to give a quick material list this will be a multi-part video and I'll make sure that I've detailed enough so you can follow along and build it yourself it's very simple so what we're going to start with is the set is the box and then in part two we'll do the frames and the legs so what you're going to need to start off with is you're going to need a 1 by 12 you can get this from Home Depot and I've just got this piece here which is made out of pine ponderosa pine pine is good hemlock western red cedar whatever you can find it's not going to be exactly 1 by 12 it's going to be got your loves in 1/4 that's fine enough that's fine that's what we're working with we're going to need a piece of 1 by 6 at least 36 inches long also in pine is fine and then we're going to need for our dividers we're going to need a sheet of plywood or something equivalent that's about let's see 16 32 inches long by 11 inches deep so I've got this scrap of AC plywood you can laminate some smaller pieces together whatever you want but these are the three things that is all we really need to get started so let's get into it so we're going to start is with our two dividers what the what that's going to do is it's going to give us the basic angle and framework for the frame and also give us some flexibility with the high up so if we start with a couple frames and the bees continue to grow we can move these out and add additional frames so the shape of this is essentially the trapezoid is going to be like this the minute the size of wood that you need to start with either needs to be about 1/2 inch or 3/4 I'm just using a piece of AC plywood and it needs to be 11 inches exactly and no less than let's say 30 and a half so what we're going to start is off of this corner we're going to measure 15 inches then we're going to measure the middle at seven and a half take your framing square and put a line at the seven and a half mark right down the middle from this line we're going to come two and a half each side now take your straight edge and connect the outside corner with a two and a half mark on the bottom we're going to connect these with a line this is going to determine the angle of our hive do it on both sides and we'll come out here and connect to our 15 inch mark repeat this process because we're going to need two of these so with our layout complete we'll take our skill saw cut out our two pieces so now with our two ends cut just check them there should be a mirror image of each other we can we're going to put our first top bar or top piece on here now this what's one critical dimension on this whole thing is the width of these top bars this has just cut out a regular just one by pine so that would be 3/4 inches thick so we don't have to fool with that however the width of these as they stack together are critical and people that have been raising bees and no bees a lot better than I do have determined that this is about the ideal width which is somewhere between inch and a quarter and inch and three-eighths I wasn't sure which way to go so I split the difference in with inch and a fifth each inch and fifteen sixteenths width apparently that's very very important so make sure that you adhere to that so 3/4 inch thick by inch and 5/16 so I went with and then overall length is 17 inches so what that gives us is an overhang of one inch on each side so what we want to do is we want to Center this on here we should have one inch overhang on each side equal reveal on both on the opposite sides and then we'll go ahead and glue this clamp it put a couple screws in it and then continue on so I'm going to be using these inch and a quarter deck screws these are made for outdoors exterior so they'll work fine in here I'll pre-drill this and countersink it you're going to be looking at it the rest of your life and showing your wife you don't want her to see shoddy workmanship it's a way it ought to be bruised secure it you can go ahead and remove this and most work web work woodworkers are going to tell you to leave it overnight and come back tomorrow and finish it up let the glue set but I just don't have time for that when I start something I want to get it done so that's why I put the screws in the glue will set up on its own we'll just be careful with it so we'll got one complete now we'll just do the second one exactly like I showed you and then we'll cut the stock sides and start putting it together so now we're ready to cut our side so we're going to take our 1 by 12 and cut 2 36 inch pieces out of it you all right so after a 36 inch or sizer cut then with the remaining two bite would we have a bit 2 by 12 or 1 by 12 pine we're going to cut out to 18 inches for the end caps well take our 2 spacer bars in here space them out about 24 inches apart you're using your square and then we'll start laying the sides in this is where your math is going to come over the rooster the quality of your cuts and then we'll place our sides here so what you're shooting for is when everything is assembled and pressed together at the bottom of your you're inside the end panel should be flush with the inside bevel there of the side and of course the sides here all matching up a reason being is we're going to be putting a very tight screen over here of Somesh and then we'll have a cap here to put over for cold climates or for wintertime so that needs to work out like that so if you find that these are a little bit too long I'll go ahead and trim them down but they need to seal tight against that bottom mesh we don't want the bees coming out getting out we want them coming in and out of their hole so now we want to fit all this together really tight make sure that all of our corners are all pulled in tight if you have a strap clamp it works good for that if you don't just simply drive a small nail and right here in the corner of the top bar and that will hold that keep that from spreading and slipping out on you so I've got this pulled tight here to show you all the joints make sure that there's no gaps or spacing anything that's too big or anything big enough for Abby to come out of it will fit and measure and lay out our end clamp all right with our end cap centered with it should be showing 3/4 inch overhang on each side from the top going to very carefully draw lines on the outside and the inside both of them here both sides now we can remove it so now we got our lines here and we've got both ends I've got one stacked on the other so I don't have to do layout twice so what I've done here is marked here measured from here from the bottom at - what was it - yeah - six and ten keeping far enough away from the edges not to crack it and these will pre-drill these all the way through both ends in our layout would be perfect and these will be our screws that will hold the box and into the sides if you want to know the measure measure across here make sure you're in the center this is 3/4 wide so we're at 3/8 to the center we'll finish up by countersinking what a countersink is as you can see the small bit that basically just makes a little bit of a groove or a little hole in there don't fit the risa that will fit the the white part of the screw so as you run the screw in flush it doesn't smash and distort the wood it's just a it just looks nicer so by putting those two together you know just seems time and we get a better more precise match you know we've drilled all the way through so our layout holes already here so we can simply flip this over and then do our countersinks where our screw heads on the other side also so now with our end plate with the marks on it we want to put that around here just line up our marks and this is we're going into at the end of a only 3/4 inch so it's really critical that we don't split that out so make sure you get a drill bit just a little bit smaller than your screw you're going to want about a two and a half inch screw for this to pre-drill these holes and make sure you drill them in straight or poke out the side all right with our holes pre-drilled let's go ahead and put some glue on here don't worry if you get a little too much on there we can wipe that off so now we'll put our screw in on this delicate would it just take a minute I don't run my screws all the way in with the cordless set all these by hand I'm just below the surface so when we sand it we don't sand off the the coating it makes it weather resistant all right so we're ready to fix our other side and just again make sure that you have tight fits all the way around here and now is the time to sand these insights just a little bit just not get burrs off because you won't build it to get too low after this is glued on so check it out pretty cool our own very own the top or hive what do we have into this so far 20 bucks if that one 10 foot 1 by 12 pine Home Depot a couple of scraps of plywood there's just this is not that much to it there's no excuse not to have these especially when you take a little initiative and even collect your own swarm so you don't even have to buy those which I'm going to attempt to do I don't know how much success I'll have I've got feelers out to people that are going to call me in the orchards if when the bee starts forming and I'm hoping to go out there and get me some so here's the box as you can see these the dividers so there's a couple more things left to do in this video I'm not we're not going to do the legs or the rest of the frames today we'll do that in part two or the top bars but what we will do is put the holes in and then finish at the bottom we're going to use a little bit of screen and we'll make a little bottom board for everything to collect I guess for everything that the bees drop the Mike's different things can collect fall at the bottom and that board could be removed to clean it out so what I don't know about bees is a lot I'm just going off of what I read and sometimes you just got to jump in and do it so let's go see if we scrounge around some screen and finish this up so the previous owners were kind enough to leave their steady satellite dish here for me and I almost throw it away I took it to the scrap and I thought hmmm that might come in useful someday and sure enough who would have thought so here's a perfect screen right here for our B project so see if we can't strip some of this off here so if you're not fortunate enough to have a 40 year old satellite dish in your yard any type screen at a hardware store will suffice I I'm sure they have it at most lumber yards or Home Depot's and I don't know the exact size I read it online I don't remember but I don't think it matters just something that won't corrode Lumino stainless galvanized so I'm going to use a chalk line here what seems to be about right the right width is about 7 inches so I'm going to snap a line here at 7 maybe so the screen is going to just be work ideal and what it came out about right was about 7 inches wide and then cut it to length and what I want to be sure is is I'm going to have a board on here for winter time that I can close this up and what I'm guessing is going to happen is if it gets really hot I can open that up and then have good ventilation into the hive but also preventing predators or whatever things don't belong in the hive from getting in and this will do that so I'm going to just bend this down into a kind of a convex shape making sure that I can put a straight edge across here and I'm not hitting the wire so just little bit down there and then we'll start setting some screws in here maybe some stainless staples would work better I don't have any but I've got some small galvanized screws so that's what I'm going to use here all right so I've got these little tiny guys and they're so small that I probably don't have to worry about splitting the wood I'm gonna hold that down there about 3/16 or so and see if I can't yeah yeah that should work just fine so it seems that putting a weight on here as you're going is a good method so that satellite dish grill just worked perfect I put a whole bunch of those little screws in and with the convex to the inside and that is going to be great so let's drill our holes for the bees to get in and see about figuring out a way to do a bottom cap so from what I read three holes are best three one inch holes so the center here this is 18 inches so we'll put one in the center and then four inches over one this side and then four inches the side and two inches up from the bottom all right I'm sure the bees won't mind here all right so what I've read is that the one-inch holes will receive a champagne bottle corks or they look a little bit bigger than wine bottle cork so that I'm not sure but some type of quirk will fit in there that you could I guess manage I guess maybe you start out with one and then if if you see that it's becoming congested and you can open up others I'm assuming so all right so that's done let's let's see about how if we can figure out a way to put a bottom cap on this and in a way that we can open and close it without too much trouble so I cut the bottom board to go on here it turned out to be I just like edge to edge and it turned out to be seven and a quarter why that was was they're just the right fit and that will cover that vent up I'm assuming for the winter time and I thought how do I need to have this that I can easily take it off I don't have to use any tools or anything and I was looking for some hinges and latches and I I came across these things in some distant junk that I collected here as you can see there it's got the spring here and then it's got the ball there and they they simply mount on here and snap on and that will hold it there by attention in place and I think that that so that's really good it's perfect for this i far as I know I mean I may change in the future when I learn more about bees but I think it's a good way so I'll mount this other one here kind of show you how to put it on and maybe it would be a good option for you also so a few years ago my grandfather gave me a whole truckload of just all types of knickknacks and things and that this here these little latches are part of it he had a friend that he'd worked with for years it's kind of a handyman had a nice shop had passed away and I don't know if he didn't have any children or any family that wanted his things anyway my granddad ended up with him you know a guy was in his late 70s you know a lifetime's worth of just stuff you know just the stuff you collect in a shop gave it to me and I I don't think a week goes by that I don't dig in that stuff and for a nut or bolt or washer or just some little thing to get a job done and it's uh I think about strange using all this hardware and all this thing from a guy that is is dead and I never really knew I never knew it all and it's funny it's a reminder to me that so easy to get caught up and think about the only the only the most important thing in our life is acquiring things possessions and then you know you for what what's the point of it you know here this guy I'm not saying that that's what his life was about but here this guy everything that he spent his whole life collecting and gathering and buying goes to someone that he never knew and it doesn't really benefit him what so anything at all funny and I think about that it just is a reminder to me that what matters is how we affect people friendships and family and relationships and that that's what's truly important that's the true legacy not about gathering or collecting things little philosophy with on the wranglers to our channel here alright so let's get to let's get that lid what I do with it all right let's see bitch yeah that's perfect what's not really good so I may not have mentioned the reason for having that convex grading in here is when we put these dividers in let's say we want to keep the bees in in this particular small area here as the when the lid goes down it will push that down and and kind of compress that grading down there and form a tight seal that the bees won't be able to get out of you want to keep them coming and going through their holes and not other ways or I guess other critters getting in there and that will make a nice tight seal so that's the reason for it so I it looks great pizza this is all I'm going to do tonight and then the next video will perhaps do the legs and all the bars the crossbars and if I'm feeling really motivated maybe even a top a little gable top so stay tuned for that so that's it 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I've got a recent desire to get into beekeeping so the first thing we need to do to become a beekeeper is to have a place for our bees to live and what I've decided on is to build a top bar hive and let me show you a picture that would represent not what I built but just the typical design so this is something that can be built by most guys with just basic tools and I'm going to give a quick material list this will be a multi-part video and I'll make sure that I've detailed enough so you can follow along and build it yourself it's very simple so what we're going to start with is the set is the box and then in part two we'll do the frames and the legs so what you're going to need to start off with is you're going to need a 1 by 12 you can get this from Home Depot and I've just got this piece here which is made out of pine ponderosa pine pine is good hemlock western red cedar whatever you can find it's not going to be exactly 1 by 12 it's going to be got your loves in 1/4 that's fine enough that's fine that's what we're working with we're going to need a piece of 1 by 6 at least 36 inches long also in pine is fine and then we're going to need for our dividers we're going to need a sheet of plywood or something equivalent that's about let's see 16 32 inches long by 11 inches deep so I've got this scrap of AC plywood you can laminate some smaller pieces together whatever you want but these are the three things that is all we really need to get started so let's get into it so we're going to start is with our two dividers what the what that's going to do is it's going to give us the basic angle and framework for the frame and also give us some flexibility with the high up so if we start with a couple frames and the bees continue to grow we can move these out and add additional frames so the shape of this is essentially the trapezoid is going to be like this the minute the size of wood that you need to start with either needs to be about 1/2 inch or 3/4 I'm just using a piece of AC plywood and it needs to be 11 inches exactly and no less than let's say 30 and a half so what we're going to start is off of this corner we're going to measure 15 inches then we're going to measure the middle at seven and a half take your framing square and put a line at the seven and a half mark right down the middle from this line we're going to come two and a half each side now take your straight edge and connect the outside corner with a two and a half mark on the bottom we're going to connect these with a line this is going to determine the angle of our hive do it on both sides and we'll come out here and connect to our 15 inch mark repeat this process because we're going to need two of these so with our layout complete we'll take our skill saw cut out our two pieces so now with our two ends cut just check them there should be a mirror image of each other we can we're going to put our first top bar or top piece on here now this what's one critical dimension on this whole thing is the width of these top bars this has just cut out a regular just one by pine so that would be 3/4 inches thick so we don't have to fool with that however the width of these as they stack together are critical and people that have been raising bees and no bees a lot better than I do have determined that this is about the ideal width which is somewhere between inch and a quarter and inch and three-eighths I wasn't sure which way to go so I split the difference in with inch and a fifth each inch and fifteen sixteenths width apparently that's very very important so make sure that you adhere to that so 3/4 inch thick by inch and 5/16 so I went with and then overall length is 17 inches so what that gives us is an overhang of one inch on each side so what we want to do is we want to Center this on here we should have one inch overhang on each side equal reveal on both on the opposite sides and then we'll go ahead and glue this clamp it put a couple screws in it and then continue on so I'm going to be using these inch and a quarter deck screws these are made for outdoors exterior so they'll work fine in here I'll pre-drill this and countersink it you're going to be looking at it the rest of your life and showing your wife you don't want her to see shoddy workmanship it's a way it ought to be bruised secure it you can go ahead and remove this and most work web work woodworkers are going to tell you to leave it overnight and come back tomorrow and finish it up let the glue set but I just don't have time for that when I start something I want to get it done so that's why I put the screws in the glue will set up on its own we'll just be careful with it so we'll got one complete now we'll just do the second one exactly like I showed you and then we'll cut the stock sides and start putting it together so now we're ready to cut our side so we're going to take our 1 by 12 and cut 2 36 inch pieces out of it you all right so after a 36 inch or sizer cut then with the remaining two bite would we have a bit 2 by 12 or 1 by 12 pine we're going to cut out to 18 inches for the end caps well take our 2 spacer bars in here space them out about 24 inches apart you're using your square and then we'll start laying the sides in this is where your math is going to come over the rooster the quality of your cuts and then we'll place our sides here so what you're shooting for is when everything is assembled and pressed together at the bottom of your you're inside the end panel should be flush with the inside bevel there of the side and of course the sides here all matching up a reason being is we're going to be putting a very tight screen over here of Somesh and then we'll have a cap here to put over for cold climates or for wintertime so that needs to work out like that so if you find that these are a little bit too long I'll go ahead and trim them down but they need to seal tight against that bottom mesh we don't want the bees coming out getting out we want them coming in and out of their hole so now we want to fit all this together really tight make sure that all of our corners are all pulled in tight if you have a strap clamp it works good for that if you don't just simply drive a small nail and right here in the corner of the top bar and that will hold that keep that from spreading and slipping out on you so I've got this pulled tight here to show you all the joints make sure that there's no gaps or spacing anything that's too big or anything big enough for Abby to come out of it will fit and measure and lay out our end clamp all right with our end cap centered with it should be showing 3/4 inch overhang on each side from the top going to very carefully draw lines on the outside and the inside both of them here both sides now we can remove it so now we got our lines here and we've got both ends I've got one stacked on the other so I don't have to do layout twice so what I've done here is marked here measured from here from the bottom at - what was it - yeah - six and ten keeping far enough away from the edges not to crack it and these will pre-drill these all the way through both ends in our layout would be perfect and these will be our screws that will hold the box and into the sides if you want to know the measure measure across here make sure you're in the center this is 3/4 wide so we're at 3/8 to the center we'll finish up by countersinking what a countersink is as you can see the small bit that basically just makes a little bit of a groove or a little hole in there don't fit the risa that will fit the the white part of the screw so as you run the screw in flush it doesn't smash and distort the wood it's just a it just looks nicer so by putting those two together you know just seems time and we get a better more precise match you know we've drilled all the way through so our layout holes already here so we can simply flip this over and then do our countersinks where our screw heads on the other side also so now with our end plate with the marks on it we want to put that around here just line up our marks and this is we're going into at the end of a only 3/4 inch so it's really critical that we don't split that out so make sure you get a drill bit just a little bit smaller than your screw you're going to want about a two and a half inch screw for this to pre-drill these holes and make sure you drill them in straight or poke out the side all right with our holes pre-drilled let's go ahead and put some glue on here don't worry if you get a little too much on there we can wipe that off so now we'll put our screw in on this delicate would it just take a minute I don't run my screws all the way in with the cordless set all these by hand I'm just below the surface so when we sand it we don't sand off the the coating it makes it weather resistant all right so we're ready to fix our other side and just again make sure that you have tight fits all the way around here and now is the time to sand these insights just a little bit just not get burrs off because you won't build it to get too low after this is glued on so check it out pretty cool our own very own the top or hive what do we have into this so far 20 bucks if that one 10 foot 1 by 12 pine Home Depot a couple of scraps of plywood there's just this is not that much to it there's no excuse not to have these especially when you take a little initiative and even collect your own swarm so you don't even have to buy those which I'm going to attempt to do I don't know how much success I'll have I've got feelers out to people that are going to call me in the orchards if when the bee starts forming and I'm hoping to go out there and get me some so here's the box as you can see these the dividers so there's a couple more things left to do in this video I'm not we're not going to do the legs or the rest of the frames today we'll do that in part two or the top bars but what we will do is put the holes in and then finish at the bottom we're going to use a little bit of screen and we'll make a little bottom board for everything to collect I guess for everything that the bees drop the Mike's different things can collect fall at the bottom and that board could be removed to clean it out so what I don't know about bees is a lot I'm just going off of what I read and sometimes you just got to jump in and do it so let's go see if we scrounge around some screen and finish this up so the previous owners were kind enough to leave their steady satellite dish here for me and I almost throw it away I took it to the scrap and I thought hmmm that might come in useful someday and sure enough who would have thought so here's a perfect screen right here for our B project so see if we can't strip some of this off here so if you're not fortunate enough to have a 40 year old satellite dish in your yard any type screen at a hardware store will suffice I I'm sure they have it at most lumber yards or Home Depot's and I don't know the exact size I read it online I don't remember but I don't think it matters just something that won't corrode Lumino stainless galvanized so I'm going to use a chalk line here what seems to be about right the right width is about 7 inches so I'm going to snap a line here at 7 maybe so the screen is going to just be work ideal and what it came out about right was about 7 inches wide and then cut it to length and what I want to be sure is is I'm going to have a board on here for winter time that I can close this up and what I'm guessing is going to happen is if it gets really hot I can open that up and then have good ventilation into the hive but also preventing predators or whatever things don't belong in the hive from getting in and this will do that so I'm going to just bend this down into a kind of a convex shape making sure that I can put a straight edge across here and I'm not hitting the wire so just little bit down there and then we'll start setting some screws in here maybe some stainless staples would work better I don't have any but I've got some small galvanized screws so that's what I'm going to use here all right so I've got these little tiny guys and they're so small that I probably don't have to worry about splitting the wood I'm gonna hold that down there about 3/16 or so and see if I can't yeah yeah that should work just fine so it seems that putting a weight on here as you're going is a good method so that satellite dish grill just worked perfect I put a whole bunch of those little screws in and with the convex to the inside and that is going to be great so let's drill our holes for the bees to get in and see about figuring out a way to do a bottom cap so from what I read three holes are best three one inch holes so the center here this is 18 inches so we'll put one in the center and then four inches over one this side and then four inches the side and two inches up from the bottom all right I'm sure the bees won't mind here all right so what I've read is that the one-inch holes will receive a champagne bottle corks or they look a little bit bigger than wine bottle cork so that I'm not sure but some type of quirk will fit in there that you could I guess manage I guess maybe you start out with one and then if if you see that it's becoming congested and you can open up others I'm assuming so all right so that's done let's let's see about how if we can figure out a way to put a bottom cap on this and in a way that we can open and close it without too much trouble so I cut the bottom board to go on here it turned out to be I just like edge to edge and it turned out to be seven and a quarter why that was was they're just the right fit and that will cover that vent up I'm assuming for the winter time and I thought how do I need to have this that I can easily take it off I don't have to use any tools or anything and I was looking for some hinges and latches and I I came across these things in some distant junk that I collected here as you can see there it's got the spring here and then it's got the ball there and they they simply mount on here and snap on and that will hold it there by attention in place and I think that that so that's really good it's perfect for this i far as I know I mean I may change in the future when I learn more about bees but I think it's a good way so I'll mount this other one here kind of show you how to put it on and maybe it would be a good option for you also so a few years ago my grandfather gave me a whole truckload of just all types of knickknacks and things and that this here these little latches are part of it he had a friend that he'd worked with for years it's kind of a handyman had a nice shop had passed away and I don't know if he didn't have any children or any family that wanted his things anyway my granddad ended up with him you know a guy was in his late 70s you know a lifetime's worth of just stuff you know just the stuff you collect in a shop gave it to me and I I don't think a week goes by that I don't dig in that stuff and for a nut or bolt or washer or just some little thing to get a job done and it's uh I think about strange using all this hardware and all this thing from a guy that is is dead and I never really knew I never knew it all and it's funny it's a reminder to me that so easy to get caught up and think about the only the only the most important thing in our life is acquiring things possessions and then you know you for what what's the point of it you know here this guy I'm not saying that that's what his life was about but here this guy everything that he spent his whole life collecting and gathering and buying goes to someone that he never knew and it doesn't really benefit him what so anything at all funny and I think about that it just is a reminder to me that what matters is how we affect people friendships and family and relationships and that that's what's truly important that's the true legacy not about gathering or collecting things little philosophy with on the wranglers to our channel here alright so let's get to let's get that lid what I do with it all right let's see bitch yeah that's perfect what's not really good so I may not have mentioned the reason for having that convex grading in here is when we put these dividers in let's say we want to keep the bees in in this particular small area here as the when the lid goes down it will push that down and and kind of compress that grading down there and form a tight seal that the bees won't be able to get out of you want to keep them coming and going through their holes and not other ways or I guess other critters getting in there and that will make a nice tight seal so that's the reason for it so I it looks great pizza this is all I'm going to do tonight and then the next video will perhaps do the legs and all the bars the crossbars and if I'm feeling really motivated maybe even a top a little gable top so stay tuned for that so that's it we'll see you the next video you
 
 
 
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How to make a simple Langstroth beehive below $6

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This is my body costing $23 the side body cost me stacked and it's made with plywood but joints and everything else everybody on the internet loves but again six dollars now the difference between the two is this one's made out of pine this one's out of plywood again it is a better deal on this because this will last anywhere between 15 and 20 years but if you don't have the money or you don't have the ability to get your own pie and saw your own mulberry dovetails and different things like that where you prove everything and handles then this might be the option where we deal with Queens plywood as a cheap alternative exterior plumbing but make sure you got exterior plywood and simple buck joints on the ends for people who kind of look at me doesn't really have a setup or the time or some other reason that you might not be able to do budgets you might have to earth feels like this so I'll show you a few little tricks to make these work and how you can build them with just a salt built little beehive isn't actually as hard as you may think it is I used to think it was crazy wild and there's numbers flying over at you you don't know what you're doing you don't know the inside the outside with length how many this tell me that so I'm going to actually kind of simplify this for you make it so that this height doesn't require all the dovetails and the cuts and the fancy pieces it's made out of cheap plywood but joints like I said and you can actually build looks old now throats at the end I've got some of these and you can find those in the description below and you can even find them on the website where I have a small blog I can keep everything that you guys can print these off later revert to the sizes on there because from time to time I call 5/8 7/8 and it's better if you just go off as planned so take a look at those and we're going to get started you're going to how easy it is actually going to be high so of course if you don't have a table saw to rip down to pieces you can always use these types of jigs and this is what I use for an adequate table saw and really this would be feet long specifically designed with that and what it is is that you take your circular saw and it's just a track you clamp it down onto your piece of work take your circular saw run a domed length of that and this is your RIP fence and this is your length that you're going to be kind of where your saw blade behind you you line that up at ninety five eighths so we're going to get to sawing the longer or plywood so that's going to be three of these cut down into 19 and 78 and the other one is going to give you seven and the pieces at twelve and a half so we're going to work over on the miter saw and show you what to do now of course if you don't have a miter saw it takes this you can either deal with a handsaw or you can take one of these jigs set them up on the link that you need run your circular saw and just keep working down the road takes a little more time if using plywood hides you've probably helped rotate about too many being produced you might be making for the most four aisles and by the way one plywood will make one high because you're going to get five root over this five beeps and one in video [Applause] [Music] and on to the next cup so I'm going to cut these down to 12 and a half and 19 and 7/8 and then we're going to move on I'm going to show you how to nail them together or not nail them together I guess I got to cut strips person makes it easier working in smaller pieces like this instead of an entire length even though you're getting all the ends off of the one piece so we're going to cut this all down seven times save your scraps at the end of those 19 and 7/8 cups because the ends the waste will be used for these guys now that we've got all the pieces cut out and we've got the 12 half by nine and five bags we now need to cut that little groove in there like a mess and if you can see that that's going to be 5/8 high and 3/8 and a little trick with plywood is each one of these layers is 1/8 so you just count them out and kind of set your table salt or your saw to that now there is a way that you can cut these out without a table saw or a circular saw you can use either a dado g8 with a circular saw or just a little bit of time and effort with a ansel here's what you're going to need if you're going to use just a saw and cut your groove in for your frames the culmination blade is already set to 5 8 v which one mark this off where we want to make the cut and I always try and knock out in like this where you've got an imperfection I use that of course this isn't a very good one to begin with but go ahead and bark off your 5/8 set up your line or your square edge just take a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and that will be able to sit there you'll also be able to use it as kind of a guide to keep your sausage and where we go basically the only thing you gotta really worry about is keeping that one and put all the way down to 3/8 once you get down to 3/8 switch out to the chisel and just peel that edge off so if you've been using a circular saw to this point you're going to have and you don't have a table saw you're going to have to use one of these to cut the edge at some point in time I got rid of mine or destroyed it for the actual side that was supposed to be cutting this is actually to ride along the left or it was made for a different table or a circular saw and what this is is you take 3/4 of an inch the depth of your piece that you want a dado you make it a 90 tack it all together glue it and how it works is you set it up like that now if this was the correct one this line right here would rough or sit right where you go to cut it now of course you're going to clamp it you're going to make sure that you go to secure work area I'm not actually going to make the circular saw go but you just set it and you write it right along there of course off with your fingers it's going to be clamped and it'll prove it right there of course you got upset that for yourself or for five-eighths once you've done that you're going to have a group cut into this and again take a chisel and just trim that off or you can just keep moving the jig over and you just keep slicing it until you knock everything off there and clean it up with a chisel so we're going to move on to the table saw and do the miter work with up and that's how you work with the circular saw and of course make sure you saw is turned off or unplugged even better you can't see this but just to the point to where it touches and I can feel it just nicking so that's good now that we have our pieces cut into twelve and a half and 1978 with same height now of course give you a medium to do it's a five eighths and basically what I've done is I've set up a corner here because I don't have any fancy jigs or anything for keeping a big square I've just taken two pieces of straight plywood from scraps mounted them on my table and made sure that it's square over here what I do take my own pieces for solid walls take my ends and frame rest move it nail it staple it Brad nail and whatever basically are going to be working with you can use screws but I recommend pre drilling screws if you got using two and a half inch screws Brad nails up used and they've held up but I loaded them full basically Brad nails the other option is the our dog's nail or spiral nail just a two and a half inch nail now onto the side as per normal but I'm going to use staples my gun takes inch and a half so that's when I run I recommend two inch if you can use two inch staples mine is just a narrow crown the process of it is take your glue get the best quality glue you can get for outdoor use [Music] so helps to open it try and get a little bit on the top not too much or a down upside no need to be really exact with it just as long as enough grouping all over your workplace together square it up and as its held together so I'm going to finish this off and I'm going to show you guys a trick up close about nailing right here and at the bottom so that when you use your piyo tool and get in there you start prying or having to pull frames apart you don't just separate this so I'm going to show you a little trick using screws or nails or anything else like that as I was building this I was doing this pattern while I was going but I left the last one for you guys to see and what I do is I take the staple and I crisscross it at the top and at the bottom that way it resists a little better on when you pull any pressure against it like this like this and these corner is done like that you can actually go all the way up and down each side angling it in there because right now we've got good chiseled strength but it's not really needed with a high except for on the sides or on the anvil area so what happens is these tend to pull apart when their butt joint that's the disc or the disadvantage to buckling so this just sort of helps out a little bit more guys hold that together I'm going to do that for your right now showing you what I mean so for the tops and bottom angle it in light and then up like that now you always know ol length lightness and will help resist the entire [Music] reset the miter saw to 14 inches and the reason why I'm making 14 inches so that the ends of being the hive lined up they're nailed through this point and then you've got these sides a little extra holding onto it that saves you the trouble antique wheat saves you the trouble of having to cut out rooms in that plywood to make handles these are going to be like AK weekend so basically sections when it's all up you can do this with handsaw or circular saw a game simply you're just tuning the Automator now it's time to do the handles and take care of then what we did is we cut these down to inch and a half and if you use the one by six unlike what I used I use the one by four you can use the remaining amount left over to start using as a three quarter by three quarter base or your bottoms but in this case we've got two handles anyway at 14 inches and that's what the distance is from here to here and what I did is I started using two inch lids anyway so I sent mine to two inch on the combination square I mark it down here like that you need to draw it across there but that's simply not needed I put the sharp side up just so it's easier on my hands glute and staple it together so I'll take care of that right now and I'm going to show you the end product of this when it's done so go ahead and take a care of the gluing on this and as you can see the cleats are set out to the very edges at 14 inches again we're dealing with a buck joint and everybody loves those so I'm going to defend it now what I do is I take and because it's a simple build we're really just aiming for the ones who don't have major woodworking skills doesn't have a lot of tools everything right now I've tried to show you can do with a handsaw and a screw at least a drill or a hammer and nail so what I do is first I start like this I ain't the staple up towards the top on the edges the reason for that is because when you hold of the handle the weight doesn't just pull out if you angle it down towards the bottom technically the staples can actually pull out when you're hauling 100-pound box so right now all the staples are angled up so that it resists it digs it further into the cleat and it has nothing to do with the length of the staples I use it's really just for added shape so I'll go ahead and continue nailing this together and that's how I build my hives I've tried to make it as simple as I could with a little woodworking skill as needed just simply to make them as fast as I can I think anyway I said I mean I'm planning on going down to the pine and that is the ultimate box basically this is the safest this of the pests but for some of us out there will have to do and I mean honestly if you only got four hives and you've got minimal money but you really want to get into beekeeping tools of your best bet now what this game was onboard a deep hive body or medium material that level and migratory talk are revered up and it makes it really simple for people to get into legs drops now down the road I'm going to be making and covering a little bit of both top fire pipes because I've run those as well and kind of give you a little bit more of an idea which way you might want to go and see the differences and that gave that just simple build on planning and working out as for everything else so see you next time and if you like this video give me a thumbs up drop content in the comments below and subscribe I don't see you next time


 
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This is my body costing $23 the side body cost me stacked and it's made with plywood but joints and everything else everybody on the internet loves but again six dollars now the difference between the two is this one's made out of pine this one's out of plywood again it is a better deal on this because this will last anywhere between 15 and 20 years but if you don't have the money or you don't have the ability to get your own pie and saw your own mulberry dovetails and different things like that where you prove everything and handles then this might be the option where we deal with Queens plywood as a cheap alternative exterior plumbing but make sure you got exterior plywood and simple buck joints on the ends for people who kind of look at me doesn't really have a setup or the time or some other reason that you might not be able to do budgets you might have to earth feels like this so I'll show you a few little tricks to make these work and how you can build them with just a salt built little beehive isn't actually as hard as you may think it is I used to think it was crazy wild and there's numbers flying over at you you don't know what you're doing you don't know the inside the outside with length how many this tell me that so I'm going to actually kind of simplify this for you make it so that this height doesn't require all the dovetails and the cuts and the fancy pieces it's made out of cheap plywood but joints like I said and you can actually build looks old now throats at the end I've got some of these and you can find those in the description below and you can even find them on the website where I have a small blog I can keep everything that you guys can print these off later revert to the sizes on there because from time to time I call 5/8 7/8 and it's better if you just go off as planned so take a look at those and we're going to get started you're going to how easy it is actually going to be high so of course if you don't have a table saw to rip down to pieces you can always use these types of jigs and this is what I use for an adequate table saw and really this would be feet long specifically designed with that and what it is is that you take your circular saw and it's just a track you clamp it down onto your piece of work take your circular saw run a domed length of that and this is your RIP fence and this is your length that you're going to be kind of where your saw blade behind you you line that up at ninety five eighths so we're going to get to sawing the longer or plywood so that's going to be three of these cut down into 19 and 78 and the other one is going to give you seven and the pieces at twelve and a half so we're going to work over on the miter saw and show you what to do now of course if you don't have a miter saw it takes this you can either deal with a handsaw or you can take one of these jigs set them up on the link that you need run your circular saw and just keep working down the road takes a little more time if using plywood hides you've probably helped rotate about too many being produced you might be making for the most four aisles and by the way one plywood will make one high because you're going to get five root over this five beeps and one in video [Applause] [Music] and on to the next cup so I'm going to cut these down to 12 and a half and 19 and 7/8 and then we're going to move on I'm going to show you how to nail them together or not nail them together I guess I got to cut strips person makes it easier working in smaller pieces like this instead of an entire length even though you're getting all the ends off of the one piece so we're going to cut this all down seven times save your scraps at the end of those 19 and 7/8 cups because the ends the waste will be used for these guys now that we've got all the pieces cut out and we've got the 12 half by nine and five bags we now need to cut that little groove in there like a mess and if you can see that that's going to be 5/8 high and 3/8 and a little trick with plywood is each one of these layers is 1/8 so you just count them out and kind of set your table salt or your saw to that now there is a way that you can cut these out without a table saw or a circular saw you can use either a dado g8 with a circular saw or just a little bit of time and effort with a ansel here's what you're going to need if you're going to use just a saw and cut your groove in for your frames the culmination blade is already set to 5 8 v which one mark this off where we want to make the cut and I always try and knock out in like this where you've got an imperfection I use that of course this isn't a very good one to begin with but go ahead and bark off your 5/8 set up your line or your square edge just take a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and that will be able to sit there you'll also be able to use it as kind of a guide to keep your sausage and where we go basically the only thing you gotta really worry about is keeping that one and put all the way down to 3/8 once you get down to 3/8 switch out to the chisel and just peel that edge off so if you've been using a circular saw to this point you're going to have and you don't have a table saw you're going to have to use one of these to cut the edge at some point in time I got rid of mine or destroyed it for the actual side that was supposed to be cutting this is actually to ride along the left or it was made for a different table or a circular saw and what this is is you take 3/4 of an inch the depth of your piece that you want a dado you make it a 90 tack it all together glue it and how it works is you set it up like that now if this was the correct one this line right here would rough or sit right where you go to cut it now of course you're going to clamp it you're going to make sure that you go to secure work area I'm not actually going to make the circular saw go but you just set it and you write it right along there of course off with your fingers it's going to be clamped and it'll prove it right there of course you got upset that for yourself or for five-eighths once you've done that you're going to have a group cut into this and again take a chisel and just trim that off or you can just keep moving the jig over and you just keep slicing it until you knock everything off there and clean it up with a chisel so we're going to move on to the table saw and do the miter work with up and that's how you work with the circular saw and of course make sure you saw is turned off or unplugged even better you can't see this but just to the point to where it touches and I can feel it just nicking so that's good now that we have our pieces cut into twelve and a half and 1978 with same height now of course give you a medium to do it's a five eighths and basically what I've done is I've set up a corner here because I don't have any fancy jigs or anything for keeping a big square I've just taken two pieces of straight plywood from scraps mounted them on my table and made sure that it's square over here what I do take my own pieces for solid walls take my ends and frame rest move it nail it staple it Brad nail and whatever basically are going to be working with you can use screws but I recommend pre drilling screws if you got using two and a half inch screws Brad nails up used and they've held up but I loaded them full basically Brad nails the other option is the our dog's nail or spiral nail just a two and a half inch nail now onto the side as per normal but I'm going to use staples my gun takes inch and a half so that's when I run I recommend two inch if you can use two inch staples mine is just a narrow crown the process of it is take your glue get the best quality glue you can get for outdoor use [Music] so helps to open it try and get a little bit on the top not too much or a down upside no need to be really exact with it just as long as enough grouping all over your workplace together square it up and as its held together so I'm going to finish this off and I'm going to show you guys a trick up close about nailing right here and at the bottom so that when you use your piyo tool and get in there you start prying or having to pull frames apart you don't just separate this so I'm going to show you a little trick using screws or nails or anything else like that as I was building this I was doing this pattern while I was going but I left the last one for you guys to see and what I do is I take the staple and I crisscross it at the top and at the bottom that way it resists a little better on when you pull any pressure against it like this like this and these corner is done like that you can actually go all the way up and down each side angling it in there because right now we've got good chiseled strength but it's not really needed with a high except for on the sides or on the anvil area so what happens is these tend to pull apart when their butt joint that's the disc or the disadvantage to buckling so this just sort of helps out a little bit more guys hold that together I'm going to do that for your right now showing you what I mean so for the tops and bottom angle it in light and then up like that now you always know ol length lightness and will help resist the entire [Music] reset the miter saw to 14 inches and the reason why I'm making 14 inches so that the ends of being the hive lined up they're nailed through this point and then you've got these sides a little extra holding onto it that saves you the trouble antique wheat saves you the trouble of having to cut out rooms in that plywood to make handles these are going to be like AK weekend so basically sections when it's all up you can do this with handsaw or circular saw a game simply you're just tuning the Automator now it's time to do the handles and take care of then what we did is we cut these down to inch and a half and if you use the one by six unlike what I used I use the one by four you can use the remaining amount left over to start using as a three quarter by three quarter base or your bottoms but in this case we've got two handles anyway at 14 inches and that's what the distance is from here to here and what I did is I started using two inch lids anyway so I sent mine to two inch on the combination square I mark it down here like that you need to draw it across there but that's simply not needed I put the sharp side up just so it's easier on my hands glute and staple it together so I'll take care of that right now and I'm going to show you the end product of this when it's done so go ahead and take a care of the gluing on this and as you can see the cleats are set out to the very edges at 14 inches again we're dealing with a buck joint and everybody loves those so I'm going to defend it now what I do is I take and because it's a simple build we're really just aiming for the ones who don't have major woodworking skills doesn't have a lot of tools everything right now I've tried to show you can do with a handsaw and a screw at least a drill or a hammer and nail so what I do is first I start like this I ain't the staple up towards the top on the edges the reason for that is because when you hold of the handle the weight doesn't just pull out if you angle it down towards the bottom technically the staples can actually pull out when you're hauling 100-pound box so right now all the staples are angled up so that it resists it digs it further into the cleat and it has nothing to do with the length of the staples I use it's really just for added shape so I'll go ahead and continue nailing this together and that's how I build my hives I've tried to make it as simple as I could with a little woodworking skill as needed just simply to make them as fast as I can I think anyway I said I mean I'm planning on going down to the pine and that is the ultimate box basically this is the safest this of the pests but for some of us out there will have to do and I mean honestly if you only got four hives and you've got minimal money but you really want to get into beekeeping tools of your best bet now what this game was onboard a deep hive body or medium material that level and migratory talk are revered up and it makes it really simple for people to get into legs drops now down the road I'm going to be making and covering a little bit of both top fire pipes because I've run those as well and kind of give you a little bit more of an idea which way you might want to go and see the differences and that gave that just simple build on planning and working out as for everything else so see you next time and if you like this video give me a thumbs up drop content in the comments below and subscribe I don't see you next time


 
 
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How I build honey bee brood boxes.

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hello Scottie here Wenlock myself another load of pine to build some brood boxes for these colonies I'm working on I'm not sure how much of this pile I'm gonna eat up but I decide to show you what I'm starting with I'm not sure how many to make I might shoot for a hundred so we'll see how far I get so let's go make some sawdust to make some noise all right so I'm topping the boards to length first and then I'm going to rip them the way I chop into lengths I've got blocks set up here against the stopper the 19 and 1/8 and currently I'm using 16 5/8 I like to cut them to length first and then rip them to width a piece that comes off when you rip them is about an inch and a half I could have run the boards through the table saw and ripped off the inch and a half off of one side and then cut them to length I've worked just fine except when you've got knots like this on the edge now this board was actually pretty good it only has the one knot that was bad but of course when I rip the inch and a half off I have a perfect board a problem comes in if you rip the inch and a half off and you've got a knot on this side and maybe further down the board you've got a knot on the opposite side and if you've already taken the inch and a half off well now you've got a problem with that knot down there by cutting it to length first you have the option of ripping a chunk off this side or off this side so you just end up with a lot more usable material so not a lot to this you put your blocks and make sure there's no sawdust in the way of course dust collector Beyond and have my headphones on normally but once it's fight against there and tight against the fence and a little pieces are left over then that goes into my wife's birdhouse collection so that's all there's that I got a couple more boards the caisson see I have most of it cut but a couple more to do and then we'll get on to ripping them to width so stick around okay so the ripping them twist not a lot to show you the table saw is set up to 9 and 5/8 and then you just pick the worst side just had a little wee bit of a burr there and you just cut that off and you're good the pieces that come off I might not use that one because I've got lots to choose from but the better pieces will get attached there to be my handle and then the sixteen and five-eighths and of course there's the other ones are 19 and 1/8 I'll save this better stuff and I could also use that to make inner covers so all I do is I just take my board to have a look at it you can see this one's got a bad spot there so that's the side I cut off if if the board looks good on both sides well you just cut one off and Kerry are not much to that I got a probably another hour or so here I got some more piled up around the back over there so I am making a hundred like I said so there's a lot of pieces to cut but that's still a miserable day outside so nothing better to do so I'll get that done we'll get onto some row to work and we'll make some more sawdust and some more noise so stick around well I wasn't bad it took me about an hour and a half I have all the pieces now ripped to their proper width I've got more than enough material for handles and many inner covers I'll sort through it you know some of these pieces aren't going to be any good firewood but a lot of this stuff is excellent material yet so we'll go get the water table set up now and we'll start making our end joints and the frame rest so stick around oK we've got all our pieces ripped to wist now and it's time to do the road work to create the corner joints probably seen me do this before I got a couple of shims that are 3/8 take the guard off and I would put put my straightedge on top of the blade with the two pieces of 3/8 under each end and then adjust the height of the blade to three okay then I simply take a couple of scraps of 3/4 put up against the tent put the straightedge up against there same thing move the fence back and forth until I've got the the depths or the yeah I guess that's the depth of my cuts going to be 3/4 of an inch so I'm going to make a data joint down the side of the N bars that's 3/8 by 3/4 and that'll make my my corner joints so all I need to do at this point is grab my earphone start machine turn the desk electron [Music] [Applause] [Music] then I would grab one of my 3/8 pieces and put on here and I just feel that to make sure that that cut is 3hd and the other way is 3/4 I do the same thing I put a straight edge on there and that's going to make our props gonna make a quarter joint of our our brood box so that's all there is to that oh very quickly do one [Music] and then I usually I usually like just to recheck the first one just to make sure that's good the other end feels good I have a 3/4 inch strap here then just put it in there check that yeah I'm pretty happy with that so I only got a couple hundred pieces to do so give me a few minutes I'll get size done and then we'll come and do the frame rest so stick around [Music] alright so there's the last of the corner joints done and that took me just over an hour 60 63 minutes so now we need two loops we need to unplug the machine and we're just going to make the adjustment so that we can now make the frame rest all I need to do there is loosen this off I use a bullet for people refer to the way I need my two five eight blocks five eighths so the height the height of the bit doesn't change at all but the depth of the fence is going to change to 5/8 so we rotate that blade around so it's stick it out we bring the whole unit forward and then we push it back slowly with a straight edge on there and then we try now I got a still shot of this as well get that spare set those out of the way we're going to put the guard back on and plug this back in Oh [Music] then all we need to do is check it this way to make sure that the cut is 5/8 down and like I say the 3/8 doesn't change look pretty good there something else I do in obviously I'm doing quite a number I keep this handy and maybe every 15 or 20 or so I do check just to make sure that that bit hasn't moved that looks good and there's our 5/8 so that's like say that's going to be our frame rest now I will get these all done and then we'll get on to assembling so we could do a couple and then we'll shut the camera off save some battery [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] my father-in-law always says when you're doing a big job and you get to the last one there's the one we were looking for last one done that took me about 40 minutes so the easy stuff is done now now time to assemble not tonight see you next time all right so it's time to assemble these brood boxes we're working on if you've watched some of my other videos you've probably seen me use this jig but if not I'll explain it just to check the steel plate and I got two pieces of steel plate welded they're 90 degrees to the plate and they're 90 degrees to each other with a couple braces down on the other two sides I've got two six-inch C clamps that I cut in half and welded them down and then I weld a little piece of plate to the foot and everything is square with each other and it's made to fit a standard Lance trough box I use it for my honey supers my ventilation boxes and of course what I originally built it for was putting brood boxes together so all I do is I grab a couple of my ends and I very quickly you know just have a look at them check the milling work make sure that there's no big burrs grab my trusty Titebond three lay a bead down the the two ends of each board so the four ends then I just stand the first one in there just temporary and I grab my sides and I always look at the sides and they almost always have a little wee bit of a cup to them put the cup out because you can pull it in with a clamp so I just stand that in there now I'm just putting nut a corner together let's put that in there that's up against the two pieces of plate then I grab the next one same things check the cup I'll put that up against the clamp on this side and I put it into this corner and I leave that end out a little wee bit just make it easier to put this the other end in just slide that down between the clamp in the end then I pull these two in a little bit and look at it then I just snug up the clamps I don't actually get try and go too tight because this plate wasn't heavy enough I'm gonna and have to build a new one please and at the same time maybe I'll get around to putting the legs on it but I just snug them up just to hold them and that gets everything square and just holds everything in place then I just check all these stalks and these two here a little bit just top side down a little bit that's good that's pretty good now you can't see it from the camera angle but because these two side boards are bowed out a little bit on the inside right in this area both ends there's just a little bit of a gap so I just grabbed my background and I'm going to put four screws in the end so I put the clamp right in the center and just give that a squeeze and I see a little bit of glue come out of there I just recheck these let's get to my microphone then a few pilot holes just to prevent the screws from splitting the wood and I start them down maybe or maybe three-quarters of an inch and I'm trying to get in the middle of this boards what I'm trying to do so I just drill for the holes here bottom one about an inch or so or 3/4 an inch from the bottom same at the top then grab four screws these are number eight by inch and a half wood screws they're Robinson's so it's the number two or the red Robinson I have one in a driver you do have to careful with these drivers you if you overdo it you'll sink the screw rate out of sight kind of defeats the purpose but a little bit of practice grab a few more screws [Music] then is that other side is also out I just bring my bar clamp around do the same thing here read about the center and then just it takes so little to pull that in then again like I'd like to set the drill on my hand and then you know you can hang on to the box and it just makes it so much faster cut this half a little little low on this side but doesn't really match the positioning is [Music] that clamp was a little bit going after you do a hundred of them you get it back all there is so that loosen off the clamp there's one gun only 99 to go so let's have some fun [Music] [Music] [Music] and there we are with a magic of video editing the one we've been looking for number 100 I was keeping track of my time with my little kitchen clock and I've been obviously I didn't do it all at once I stopped a couple of times had a couple of the chores I had to do but I was writing it all down about five and a half hours but it took couple changes I made trying to find faster ways to do it I stopped drilling the pilot holes for the two Center ones because it's really the top and the bottom ones but the other thing I've been doing is I just grabbed a frame just to drop in I had some problems with some boxes I made a year or so ago that they were a little tight so this time I was thinking ahead I've checked them I think I got four that I'm going to have to make a couple of adjustments on but anyway that's that for assembling boxes I'll get some handles on these next but not today so see you next time all right so today I'm going to try and get the handles put onto my brood boxes to do that I have a little stand sitting here that gets the height work up to a bit more comfortable height then I have a little oh and I always grab the box I always feel for the frame rest so I know I've got the boxes all the same just something to do like a little jig made up says brood box handles little stopper on the back and all I do is I just sit it on there bring that block over then I put my thumb's on it to hold it and then like my four fingers I just checked to make sure that's straight all that's doing is getting the handles also the same height and to get them straight not that's all then I just take a bead of glue and I just laid in behind this just a long an inch or so down my handles are about an inch and a half and these are all the scraps that I cut off so I just grab them look at it and I just carefully lay it on top of that glue and then what I do is I I use my four fingers to check that and my thumb to kind of hold that in place then I grab my air nailer and I you I just I just put two two air nails in the ends just to hold it because it wants to move around on that glue then I take a couple screws I did get some shorter screws for this job these are number eight by inch and a quarter and I just come back a few inches that way I don't have to worry about its splitting this if you put it out near the end of course it wants to split and I went with the shorter ones I was using H and a half before but two pieces of three-quarter-inch pine an inch and a half one if it sticks through it's really hard to scrape and clean up the box so the inch and a quarter ones these drivers if it puts it down a little bit too deep it doesn't matter now one other feature my little stand here and has groove in the center that's perfect because now when I flip it over that handle goes down in there and at 8'o the boss wants to sit level so again I just grab my glue I grab my jig I put the jig on I square it top I lay a bead of glue I grab a handles have a quick look at it I position it on there I feel a seal this top edge and with my thumb I'm holding it tight I have my nailer pop a couple nails in temporary then I grab a couple screws and that is all there is putting handles on spots $1.99 to go so let's have some fun with trying to be done today there we have it once again with the magic of video editing there's the last one a little over two hours two hours ten minutes I guess a few interruptions this afternoon but they're all done so now we'll just wait for a nice sunny day and we'll get them outside get them painted so see you next time all right so today is finally painting day I have all hundred boxes out here these metal racks for something that my wife and I used to use to grow plants on the cue plants up off the ground but we don't use this greenhouse anymore obviously but it makes a great painting location so I just spread the boxes out and I put the boxes kind of corner to corner I don't know if the camera will see that or not when you're painting you want to try and keep your gun at 90 degrees and I have the Box this way I got to try and turn and it's just awkward to do plus by putting them corner to corner I can put more boxes closer together so all I do is I try and paint this top edge and the face and I'll do you know this side I'll go round round round then this afternoon I'm going to flip them over and I'll do it again so I end up with one coat of paint on the top one coat of paint on the bottom and usually two coats on the side I've got one these Waggoner electric sprayers I'll put the model number and the thing so all I do is just and I'll just work my way down the line we'll keep track of my time see how long it takes so let's just have a little bit of fun [Music] [Laughter] [Music] I [Music] [Music] there we are done so I'll let this dry now for about ho three hours four hours to see what the weather is like after lunch I'll flip them all over and I'll paint second coat but I'm not going to waste my time filming that I love this gun I will tell you after how long was it almost an hour after now we're like gun gets heavy yeah looks like I've used about half that pale but that should work out just about fine so yeah how good I flipped over I'll paint the other side and then we'll get back in the shop and I'll have some final thoughts on this little project so see you in a bit all right so we've got all our boxes painted back inside the shop I thought I would just share a little bit of the numbers of what it actually took the build these I don't actually think there's any point getting into the cost because wherever you live I mean your your cost of wood and screws and glue whatnot paint I'm sure it's going to be different I'll share with you the amount of material I use and then you can just you know substitute your prices and you can decide whether or not you want to do the work of making your own and it is good fun I I prefer to build my own the wood that I get I think I mentioned before it's second so there is a fair bit of waste involved there were various lengths here there were 16 footers twelve footers 14 footers but doesn't matter I kept track of them all and I added it all up I had 776 linear feet and these are 11 and a quarter so I did have to rip them down so there's some waste there and then where the large knots whatnot where there was waste so you know if you're buying grade-a material then it's easy you just figure out you know 2 times 16 and 5 8 2 times was at 19 and 1/8 buy as many boxes as you want to build and if you're buying grade-a material you just buy that amount I'll be a little extra if it is seconds well you know it may have more or less waste than with my hat so the mind worked out 700 seventy-six linear feet of this material indicate his seconds for me it's pretty pretty cheap screws I used actually 2,000 screws to do this I buy them in a box of 6500 those are for here where I am the ninety three bucks so penny but one and a half cents is what that works out to but again wherever you are buy them in the biggest box you can get them they don't go bad and it's way better price the glue I buy in a gallon jug and then I just keep refilling that little squeeze bottle and I'm going to probably book to squeeze bottles the paint again five gallon pails are a lot less expensive I did have a need is a little extra I end up going through about six gallons and something I do you probably notice the yellow dots and I put a yellow dot on there this is the same paint I used to paint my honey supers last year so that's why they're both yellow if you watch that other video I just do that for record-keeping I'll take a still photograph of this and I print it and put it in one of my records books I also keep that on the computer I'm right on here where I bought it what I paid for it and then you know I can keep an eye on them in the bee yard to see how they stand up and I'm actually fine and believe it or not some of the parts the primer paint does pretty well now the labor you know I kept track of everything cutting to lengths ripping the rotor work cleaning up the shop assembling them putting the handles on moving the both side painting them I actually came up with about thirteen and a half hours and I I I think I kept pretty close on that so it is a bit of work but this one hundred boxes here so you divide that out by hundred I mean then you have to pay yourself whatever you want to pay yourself but for me for me to buy on a sample box in South in Ontario and then get them shipped up here and then I still have to put them together and glue and screw them together and then paint them this is a fraction of the cost and it's fun so you'll have to decide I mean if you only need a few well probably want to buy them but if you need more than a few it's good fun anyway um I guess we'll leave it at that so thanks for watching and as always you be good to your bees and I'm sure they'll be good you see you next time you
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hello Scottie here Wenlock myself another load of pine to build some brood boxes for these colonies I'm working on I'm not sure how much of this pile I'm gonna eat up but I decide to show you what I'm starting with I'm not sure how many to make I might shoot for a hundred so we'll see how far I get so let's go make some sawdust to make some noise all right so I'm topping the boards to length first and then I'm going to rip them the way I chop into lengths I've got blocks set up here against the stopper the 19 and 1/8 and currently I'm using 16 5/8 I like to cut them to length first and then rip them to width a piece that comes off when you rip them is about an inch and a half I could have run the boards through the table saw and ripped off the inch and a half off of one side and then cut them to length I've worked just fine except when you've got knots like this on the edge now this board was actually pretty good it only has the one knot that was bad but of course when I rip the inch and a half off I have a perfect board a problem comes in if you rip the inch and a half off and you've got a knot on this side and maybe further down the board you've got a knot on the opposite side and if you've already taken the inch and a half off well now you've got a problem with that knot down there by cutting it to length first you have the option of ripping a chunk off this side or off this side so you just end up with a lot more usable material so not a lot to this you put your blocks and make sure there's no sawdust in the way of course dust collector Beyond and have my headphones on normally but once it's fight against there and tight against the fence and a little pieces are left over then that goes into my wife's birdhouse collection so that's all there's that I got a couple more boards the caisson see I have most of it cut but a couple more to do and then we'll get on to ripping them to width so stick around okay so the ripping them twist not a lot to show you the table saw is set up to 9 and 5/8 and then you just pick the worst side just had a little wee bit of a burr there and you just cut that off and you're good the pieces that come off I might not use that one because I've got lots to choose from but the better pieces will get attached there to be my handle and then the sixteen and five-eighths and of course there's the other ones are 19 and 1/8 I'll save this better stuff and I could also use that to make inner covers so all I do is I just take my board to have a look at it you can see this one's got a bad spot there so that's the side I cut off if if the board looks good on both sides well you just cut one off and Kerry are not much to that I got a probably another hour or so here I got some more piled up around the back over there so I am making a hundred like I said so there's a lot of pieces to cut but that's still a miserable day outside so nothing better to do so I'll get that done we'll get onto some row to work and we'll make some more sawdust and some more noise so stick around well I wasn't bad it took me about an hour and a half I have all the pieces now ripped to their proper width I've got more than enough material for handles and many inner covers I'll sort through it you know some of these pieces aren't going to be any good firewood but a lot of this stuff is excellent material yet so we'll go get the water table set up now and we'll start making our end joints and the frame rest so stick around oK we've got all our pieces ripped to wist now and it's time to do the road work to create the corner joints probably seen me do this before I got a couple of shims that are 3/8 take the guard off and I would put put my straightedge on top of the blade with the two pieces of 3/8 under each end and then adjust the height of the blade to three okay then I simply take a couple of scraps of 3/4 put up against the tent put the straightedge up against there same thing move the fence back and forth until I've got the the depths or the yeah I guess that's the depth of my cuts going to be 3/4 of an inch so I'm going to make a data joint down the side of the N bars that's 3/8 by 3/4 and that'll make my my corner joints so all I need to do at this point is grab my earphone start machine turn the desk electron [Music] [Applause] [Music] then I would grab one of my 3/8 pieces and put on here and I just feel that to make sure that that cut is 3hd and the other way is 3/4 I do the same thing I put a straight edge on there and that's going to make our props gonna make a quarter joint of our our brood box so that's all there is to that oh very quickly do one [Music] and then I usually I usually like just to recheck the first one just to make sure that's good the other end feels good I have a 3/4 inch strap here then just put it in there check that yeah I'm pretty happy with that so I only got a couple hundred pieces to do so give me a few minutes I'll get size done and then we'll come and do the frame rest so stick around [Music] alright so there's the last of the corner joints done and that took me just over an hour 60 63 minutes so now we need two loops we need to unplug the machine and we're just going to make the adjustment so that we can now make the frame rest all I need to do there is loosen this off I use a bullet for people refer to the way I need my two five eight blocks five eighths so the height the height of the bit doesn't change at all but the depth of the fence is going to change to 5/8 so we rotate that blade around so it's stick it out we bring the whole unit forward and then we push it back slowly with a straight edge on there and then we try now I got a still shot of this as well get that spare set those out of the way we're going to put the guard back on and plug this back in Oh [Music] then all we need to do is check it this way to make sure that the cut is 5/8 down and like I say the 3/8 doesn't change look pretty good there something else I do in obviously I'm doing quite a number I keep this handy and maybe every 15 or 20 or so I do check just to make sure that that bit hasn't moved that looks good and there's our 5/8 so that's like say that's going to be our frame rest now I will get these all done and then we'll get on to assembling so we could do a couple and then we'll shut the camera off save some battery [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] my father-in-law always says when you're doing a big job and you get to the last one there's the one we were looking for last one done that took me about 40 minutes so the easy stuff is done now now time to assemble not tonight see you next time all right so it's time to assemble these brood boxes we're working on if you've watched some of my other videos you've probably seen me use this jig but if not I'll explain it just to check the steel plate and I got two pieces of steel plate welded they're 90 degrees to the plate and they're 90 degrees to each other with a couple braces down on the other two sides I've got two six-inch C clamps that I cut in half and welded them down and then I weld a little piece of plate to the foot and everything is square with each other and it's made to fit a standard Lance trough box I use it for my honey supers my ventilation boxes and of course what I originally built it for was putting brood boxes together so all I do is I grab a couple of my ends and I very quickly you know just have a look at them check the milling work make sure that there's no big burrs grab my trusty Titebond three lay a bead down the the two ends of each board so the four ends then I just stand the first one in there just temporary and I grab my sides and I always look at the sides and they almost always have a little wee bit of a cup to them put the cup out because you can pull it in with a clamp so I just stand that in there now I'm just putting nut a corner together let's put that in there that's up against the two pieces of plate then I grab the next one same things check the cup I'll put that up against the clamp on this side and I put it into this corner and I leave that end out a little wee bit just make it easier to put this the other end in just slide that down between the clamp in the end then I pull these two in a little bit and look at it then I just snug up the clamps I don't actually get try and go too tight because this plate wasn't heavy enough I'm gonna and have to build a new one please and at the same time maybe I'll get around to putting the legs on it but I just snug them up just to hold them and that gets everything square and just holds everything in place then I just check all these stalks and these two here a little bit just top side down a little bit that's good that's pretty good now you can't see it from the camera angle but because these two side boards are bowed out a little bit on the inside right in this area both ends there's just a little bit of a gap so I just grabbed my background and I'm going to put four screws in the end so I put the clamp right in the center and just give that a squeeze and I see a little bit of glue come out of there I just recheck these let's get to my microphone then a few pilot holes just to prevent the screws from splitting the wood and I start them down maybe or maybe three-quarters of an inch and I'm trying to get in the middle of this boards what I'm trying to do so I just drill for the holes here bottom one about an inch or so or 3/4 an inch from the bottom same at the top then grab four screws these are number eight by inch and a half wood screws they're Robinson's so it's the number two or the red Robinson I have one in a driver you do have to careful with these drivers you if you overdo it you'll sink the screw rate out of sight kind of defeats the purpose but a little bit of practice grab a few more screws [Music] then is that other side is also out I just bring my bar clamp around do the same thing here read about the center and then just it takes so little to pull that in then again like I'd like to set the drill on my hand and then you know you can hang on to the box and it just makes it so much faster cut this half a little little low on this side but doesn't really match the positioning is [Music] that clamp was a little bit going after you do a hundred of them you get it back all there is so that loosen off the clamp there's one gun only 99 to go so let's have some fun [Music] [Music] [Music] and there we are with a magic of video editing the one we've been looking for number 100 I was keeping track of my time with my little kitchen clock and I've been obviously I didn't do it all at once I stopped a couple of times had a couple of the chores I had to do but I was writing it all down about five and a half hours but it took couple changes I made trying to find faster ways to do it I stopped drilling the pilot holes for the two Center ones because it's really the top and the bottom ones but the other thing I've been doing is I just grabbed a frame just to drop in I had some problems with some boxes I made a year or so ago that they were a little tight so this time I was thinking ahead I've checked them I think I got four that I'm going to have to make a couple of adjustments on but anyway that's that for assembling boxes I'll get some handles on these next but not today so see you next time all right so today I'm going to try and get the handles put onto my brood boxes to do that I have a little stand sitting here that gets the height work up to a bit more comfortable height then I have a little oh and I always grab the box I always feel for the frame rest so I know I've got the boxes all the same just something to do like a little jig made up says brood box handles little stopper on the back and all I do is I just sit it on there bring that block over then I put my thumb's on it to hold it and then like my four fingers I just checked to make sure that's straight all that's doing is getting the handles also the same height and to get them straight not that's all then I just take a bead of glue and I just laid in behind this just a long an inch or so down my handles are about an inch and a half and these are all the scraps that I cut off so I just grab them look at it and I just carefully lay it on top of that glue and then what I do is I I use my four fingers to check that and my thumb to kind of hold that in place then I grab my air nailer and I you I just I just put two two air nails in the ends just to hold it because it wants to move around on that glue then I take a couple screws I did get some shorter screws for this job these are number eight by inch and a quarter and I just come back a few inches that way I don't have to worry about its splitting this if you put it out near the end of course it wants to split and I went with the shorter ones I was using H and a half before but two pieces of three-quarter-inch pine an inch and a half one if it sticks through it's really hard to scrape and clean up the box so the inch and a quarter ones these drivers if it puts it down a little bit too deep it doesn't matter now one other feature my little stand here and has groove in the center that's perfect because now when I flip it over that handle goes down in there and at 8'o the boss wants to sit level so again I just grab my glue I grab my jig I put the jig on I square it top I lay a bead of glue I grab a handles have a quick look at it I position it on there I feel a seal this top edge and with my thumb I'm holding it tight I have my nailer pop a couple nails in temporary then I grab a couple screws and that is all there is putting handles on spots $1.99 to go so let's have some fun with trying to be done today there we have it once again with the magic of video editing there's the last one a little over two hours two hours ten minutes I guess a few interruptions this afternoon but they're all done so now we'll just wait for a nice sunny day and we'll get them outside get them painted so see you next time all right so today is finally painting day I have all hundred boxes out here these metal racks for something that my wife and I used to use to grow plants on the cue plants up off the ground but we don't use this greenhouse anymore obviously but it makes a great painting location so I just spread the boxes out and I put the boxes kind of corner to corner I don't know if the camera will see that or not when you're painting you want to try and keep your gun at 90 degrees and I have the Box this way I got to try and turn and it's just awkward to do plus by putting them corner to corner I can put more boxes closer together so all I do is I try and paint this top edge and the face and I'll do you know this side I'll go round round round then this afternoon I'm going to flip them over and I'll do it again so I end up with one coat of paint on the top one coat of paint on the bottom and usually two coats on the side I've got one these Waggoner electric sprayers I'll put the model number and the thing so all I do is just and I'll just work my way down the line we'll keep track of my time see how long it takes so let's just have a little bit of fun [Music] [Laughter] [Music] I [Music] [Music] there we are done so I'll let this dry now for about ho three hours four hours to see what the weather is like after lunch I'll flip them all over and I'll paint second coat but I'm not going to waste my time filming that I love this gun I will tell you after how long was it almost an hour after now we're like gun gets heavy yeah looks like I've used about half that pale but that should work out just about fine so yeah how good I flipped over I'll paint the other side and then we'll get back in the shop and I'll have some final thoughts on this little project so see you in a bit all right so we've got all our boxes painted back inside the shop I thought I would just share a little bit of the numbers of what it actually took the build these I don't actually think there's any point getting into the cost because wherever you live I mean your your cost of wood and screws and glue whatnot paint I'm sure it's going to be different I'll share with you the amount of material I use and then you can just you know substitute your prices and you can decide whether or not you want to do the work of making your own and it is good fun I I prefer to build my own the wood that I get I think I mentioned before it's second so there is a fair bit of waste involved there were various lengths here there were 16 footers twelve footers 14 footers but doesn't matter I kept track of them all and I added it all up I had 776 linear feet and these are 11 and a quarter so I did have to rip them down so there's some waste there and then where the large knots whatnot where there was waste so you know if you're buying grade-a material then it's easy you just figure out you know 2 times 16 and 5 8 2 times was at 19 and 1/8 buy as many boxes as you want to build and if you're buying grade-a material you just buy that amount I'll be a little extra if it is seconds well you know it may have more or less waste than with my hat so the mind worked out 700 seventy-six linear feet of this material indicate his seconds for me it's pretty pretty cheap screws I used actually 2,000 screws to do this I buy them in a box of 6500 those are for here where I am the ninety three bucks so penny but one and a half cents is what that works out to but again wherever you are buy them in the biggest box you can get them they don't go bad and it's way better price the glue I buy in a gallon jug and then I just keep refilling that little squeeze bottle and I'm going to probably book to squeeze bottles the paint again five gallon pails are a lot less expensive I did have a need is a little extra I end up going through about six gallons and something I do you probably notice the yellow dots and I put a yellow dot on there this is the same paint I used to paint my honey supers last year so that's why they're both yellow if you watch that other video I just do that for record-keeping I'll take a still photograph of this and I print it and put it in one of my records books I also keep that on the computer I'm right on here where I bought it what I paid for it and then you know I can keep an eye on them in the bee yard to see how they stand up and I'm actually fine and believe it or not some of the parts the primer paint does pretty well now the labor you know I kept track of everything cutting to lengths ripping the rotor work cleaning up the shop assembling them putting the handles on moving the both side painting them I actually came up with about thirteen and a half hours and I I I think I kept pretty close on that so it is a bit of work but this one hundred boxes here so you divide that out by hundred I mean then you have to pay yourself whatever you want to pay yourself but for me for me to buy on a sample box in South in Ontario and then get them shipped up here and then I still have to put them together and glue and screw them together and then paint them this is a fraction of the cost and it's fun so you'll have to decide I mean if you only need a few well probably want to buy them but if you need more than a few it's good fun anyway um I guess we'll leave it at that so thanks for watching and as always you be good to your bees and I'm sure they'll be good you see you next time you
 
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How to Make a Honey Bee Box (with videos)

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Good morning guys is Cindy and as promised yesterday we're going to be Stan to put together this national behave now it's a flat pack you love to see Wayne and Caitlyn in the background yeah it's a great little project you can do the kids like sit down a minute then okay right so it's a flat pack and we're just gonna have a quick look what we've got in there and and then Wheeler will go and Starkel this with the process of building it now these year okay are the frames okay and it's three packs of 30 frames there's one for the super sorry one for the blue box and two for the supers okay and so I'm going to stick them over here a moment okay the next thing we have in you guys this two packs there of foundation for the supers and one pack for the blue box okay now this did come in two boxes but I've just stuck it all on one box of spring down now we have a queen excluder now you may note this with this one it's a timber-framed queen excluder and it's got a rolled bar mesh in here which will stop the queen from getting up into the supers and stop it from laying brood and things up there now and there are lots of different types available and it is like a slotted cut mesh steel mesh one and and I have here that they've got the habit of taking the wings off the bees and things like that so um so we won't be using one of those okay right now in the box this is a gabled is a gable roof hi okay guys so when we're going to be building it from that and as you can see in the box there's the two Gabe ends for the roof we got various components here and they're all numbered as you can see here that is a number 14 and that will correspond with the set of instructions that I've got now this hive came from Cadden hives okay and it's quite a good little detailed instructions of how to set it up so what I'm going to do I'm going to pull out these pieces stick them up the weight right next now we've got all the pins and screws and things that we require and a couple of little sort of vent right this is your top board okay and they've got some poor to be escapes in them and what-have-you the next bit we have this is the mesh floor of a row a mesh floor which will which will allow the verall mates to fall through but not come back up okay now we have some bigger parts now and this is from the blue box okay and this is what we'll be using sorry this one is the super and we'll be using these to put this is a cedar hive and everything is all made of cedar so we'll put these together as and when and each one is numbered as you can see on that one that is number 16 okay some metal runners here okay and a lot more pieces which will require this is the floor I gain more pieces so as you can see guys there is loads and loads and loads of pieces and this one is the and the body for the brood and as you can see it's much deeper than the than the supers it's a bit overcast today so I'm not sure if I'm going to get to do all of this today because it depends on the rain the next thing in here that's the top crown board and and a couple of other bits which I'll find out what they are for later on and we also have excuse me wing watch your fingers two roofs see that again a lot of hives have a play roof but these are made out of C decks it's a good quality high and they've already got a galvanized sort of tin roof which will keep the rain out so we're and that's how they're going to go together on top of the hive so that's all the components and what we're going to do we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm not sure yet but we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm going to break it down so we're going to do a section on the brood box a section putting together a super and they're going to be pretty much the same and and then we'll do a frame section and the roof and everything else um we'll see what it goes so I don't know how many parts this videos going to be it may be too party maybe three maybe four I'm not sure yet okay and from looking at the instructions it says that it's going to take few hours to build so and again it depends on whether the rain holds out so it'll depend on many parts we make it up of anyway let's get on with it okay guys so a great pass here we've got a two front and back the two sides and the rails for the for the brood box okay so what it says on here it just says that 14 is across the bottom 13 is across the top okay so the numbered obviously we need to ensure that they can go in I've put some glue on the insides of these using gorilla glue okay it's a PVA glue and all I'm going to do now is just put some on the on the legs as well just to make sure we've got a really good really good bond and it's just a case of just fitting these together it's a nice tight joint there we go anything that squeezes out we will rub over with some with some a damp cloth and and then we can wipe off any excess glue so that was number 13 number 14 it's got a sham fur on it you'll see here is slight chamfer and that's designed to shed the water away from the side of the from the side of the thing so I'm just going to put some glue on this one and then this one will get put in as well the same as the other I'm just using an old pink brush to - to do this because I haven't got a glue brush the joints are very tight and maybe worth giving a little tap and then they are very tight joint scale what keepin ya know right just damp cloth just wipe off any excess glue I'll just save on the cleanup later on just give a little more tap okay so we got the same thing now on this side so I'll just move these up to the weight so the number fourteen if anything I will say about the about these joints they have made them really really tight so you've got a you're going to have to tap them in but like I said you know you you do what you can so now we just want to get this one in started maybe a good idea just to have something to protect this would but I am bothered just wipe off any excess glue okay so you're number 13 year now and that's all it is guys it's like a big jigsaw puzzle and it takes a bit of time to to get it to work but so just spread that glue across there and all we need to do now is get this one in oh baby yeah I understand that laughs no problem right go to the blue a minimun okay so we've just given it a bit of a cleanup now and before we put the others in now we need to sit in both of these sides just make sure it's well seated a fact that one is for that side because I want the numbers facing inwards because we don't want to see them okay think I simp and the same thing with this one they lit up the way the camera babe if you have to just give a little tap just to make sure they fully seated and now we need to get some glue on these ones and this is where it's going to be a bit of a handful is getting all four these in on the next one provoke little cross these which I should have done on outside in fact I think I will go take it out just gonna put a bit of glue in there I know you shouldn't really glue across the grain but the movement on this is going to be nothing so that one's in right tight so I going to leave him okay so now we want to put the top on I'm sorry if you can't see through the cameras I don't help but Caitlin running around yeah okay so we just need to clean that up all right so there we have it at the moment though it's not looking too square we have to unlock what's going on it or at least bang on screen oh just 25 and a half okay so once we've done that track a square position the rails and skew will blacken pins so we need two rails thanks babe go another flower off click net okay so which way they go I'm assuming like that is it yeah that's how they go wait so I'm going to secure these now with GIMP pens black and pins and we're away so we go for them thanks babe right give me a sign right let me get on with this I mean I won all right thanks love love you love you bye so there's one rail then one more this side and we are good to go on this blue box thanks babe top right click on play for $5.00 let me just get on with the sorrows for everybody so two more nails I win this guy's and we should have ourselves a nice strong brood box ready for our frames there you go nice strong blue box chamfered sides as you can see so I'll shred the ring I'm not sure whether we're going to paint them or what and I don't know yet but but that's the first one done guys the I don't know if you can see here the reason this is lifted up like that is when you sit your frame there and leave a little space underneath so when you put your frames back in you're not actually squashing Beezer today okay so you can put it back in and I'll keep a little B space underneath there alright so that's the first that's the first blue box then now the the supers are exactly the same to build so I'm not going to bother filling them it's just a repeat of these but just slightly smaller shallower box so I'm going to get them built and I'll come back to bye okay guys so as you can see the the three boxes no we're done we got the brood at the bottom and then we got to UM supers here so they've got the metal runners on them and everything and the next and square so so that's all good and what we need to do now we need to get on to building the floor and the roof and then once we've done that all we've got to do anyth build 30 frames up I haven't seen no difficult they are yet but but we'll get on them but the next step there will be the gabled roof okay so all I've done here now have collected some of the parts and what we need to do this is our gabled end here for a gable roof um got some flat out pieces here we just need to UM tack in some long nails into them I'm not sure if I'm going to get these in the right places all so bill misse-x that's not quite right more like they donate them maybe half so we need to put one down the bottom now as well there we go so we're nice and tight there but a glue now on the next one and go from there no the ones then we can turn it upside down will be easier to nail these things are quite will be winner when they get going okay so bit more glue and this is just part for the gabled roof and it's just building me up the frame the moments try not to bend the nails up like I just did babe don't stand in front of the cameras alright yeah again you just stand by there be quiet for me while I do this all right and then one more there we are so that's a nice strong frame okay so we know where we've got it to this sort of stage now the next thing afterwards now we've got to put these little things around now we're saying 25 mil up so I go to mark 25 mil on I'm assuming they're on about 25 mil from the bottom so I'm going to get a tape measure I'm going to mark a couple of so 25 mil is there it's about one inch okay I've got many long ones I'm going to have to use these ones and just two in each of these whoops no one saw that okay so give you four of them anyway all right and they go right around so we need to do another 25 mil up guys you're learning up to do this the same as I am because there'll be beekeepers out there probably laughing at me the way I'm doing this because they can probably make these with their eyes shut but it's all it new to me and I'm just doing what I can and the good thing is um we don't market ouble the good thing is like I said I haven't paid someone else to make it you know the the ex wolf it'll come as a flat-pack but you know I've played together myself when I could have paid someone into doing it this cedar by the way is quite hard using nails and sometimes I hitting a knot or something the loop it's wanting to bend so you go be quite careful with it is that okay now because of the slant on you it's going to be a bit harder I think what I'm going to do I'm going to use the laser clamp guys just to hold it there for me if I put a couple of clamps on the end just all lit up just to make life a bit easier because it's because these are on a sham fo here so one it's a bit hard to to nail on that because it wants to make it loose but what we're going to do we're going to just clamp it in to that so that makes it nice and tight which what should we've trimmed them down slightly and I can just place them there and get some nails and hopefully this won't move now when I'm putting these nails in excellent the same on this side so this table saw sleds come in quite handy today and like I said this is just a framework for this together it does say that this should take an hour to make but I can't understand why you would take someone so long if it's only this put a bit of sheeting on it and every now and then a it or not I'm not pulling a load I'm just trying to straighten it up okay just have a check of that that way excellent you can have that sitting either way guys I'd be a venire sitting this way but I'm happy with that okay so next thing is this let's see if we can get this right this time ask better what I'm going to do I'm assuming that slides right up there I may be wrong in this but we'll soon find out looks I'll get the other one is well in check right so that's more or less 50/50 on it we'll have a look at what we're going to do do you know what this can be a pain sometimes guys right I'm happy with that okay so now what does the instructions say instructions say to nail right through the roof and one two three four says two with these I think these are not very confident on where these are going to go power locks odds lon blow me up in and we've missed that okay oh right el faro we know it let's get okay and to write a bit okay look I don't know babe I don't know long I'm going to be okay so now we just got this two effects okay ladies don't get up today babe they're not supposed to yeah right with all we've got left now guys it's just the wasp traps front I'm going to do that that one is yeah this one's still on me so let Dad finish your circ hmm we're going to use these little gold pins for it okay okay so that's the first wasp trap put on and we just need to do the other side now kaylynn can you stop making noises love and trying to film no I'm trying to film stop reggae so that's um that's it on the roof I'm not going to bother pls plastic coating off it because um I think it'll just help with with shading and there we are and quite happy with that right gay so we've got the brood the two supers and the roof dint we just got a floor left but that's going to be in the next episode along with the frames and everything else thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next episode bye you
 

okay so in part one you saw us make all the bodies of the brood box and of the supers and within the roof today we're going to be doing the the base for this and we're going to make some frames as well which will go in and put a foundation in that frame you you you okay so we've got the parts your four and up here for the for the base okay and this is where the entrance for the bees are going to be and the varroa mesh and things like that okay there's a solid flaw in this but we can remove it if we want to select a polyp tree like an inspection tree for the varroa mites and things ok so when what we're going to do we're going to wear get some of these together and and then once we know what's what will await so first thing I need to do is get some glue but yeah and I need to get a brush bring me one second guys so what we want to do now is get some glue over this and we just need to slot these pieces together nice and tight leave me huh nice fix it these pieces actually fit a little better than the last lot so we will give a clean out in a moment go a bit of okay have it mmm I'm just filming the base okay do da booty I'm just going to put a nail down in each of these love you see you later all right all right thanks but ok so let's just give that a little wipe off clean up any overrun let the blue it's always easier to do it now then later on guys now last Monday I went to my b course and my instructor give me a shout he said come on let's go we're going to get lost warm today and as i can imagine i thought wow you know I'm you know I'm happy to do that unfortunately the swarm was in was in a chimney of a house and it was just no way we were going to get up there you get it and everything else without causing any sort of damage so um so obviously I didn't have that but like I said you know it's still early days we will get it eventually and there's no rush like I said this will be finished know today and and then once this is finished we are ready to take these now I have another lesson tonight at six o clock so we will see what happens then I'm not I'm not rushing to try and get it you know get it sorted but we'll see what happens right what I'm going to do now I'm just going to put a nail down through here just all these pins these wings together nice and tight there we go it's nice and square okay so next things next we now we need to slide in our mesh and I believe that goes in like this maybe huh consequently i'm not going to I am NOT gonna nail that guy's I'm just gonna leave us set i think but i'll probably have people tell me I should have nailed it so it doesn't say to win the instructions but I think it's a good idea not to let nail it so that you're able to so you're able to remove it if you need to I think if I nail apt it's going to be a problem removing it and then the last thing we need is this and this is our board which will it's like our inspection tray now here we are and I saw a tray put together guys we now have our entrance and as you can see here there's a big slot cut out you and a very small one here and this is like your summer entrance okay and this is your winter one obviously helps or keeping down um you know the amount of coal gaming and rain and things like that getting into the hive but also and it makes it easier when the when the swarm isn't so beigel when the hive isn't so big and doesn't have so many members it makes it easier for them to defend as well against mobbing bees and things like that so when that just sits there so that's the base tree put together guys didn't take long so all nice and done so the square and so all we have to do now like i said is put that they're not only we're gonna get the rest of hive together so we just got a few frames no to build I'm just going to do a quick video one of them so when yes it's been a bit of an interesting couple of weeks now I've got a couple of frames here and I have made some up already but what I found was that this hive I had ten frames and these are the Hoffman frames and I had 10 for the super isn't for the for the brood and unfortunately this one takes 12 well time for jaundice it's not an issue and we'll just get a couple more but I have ordered a feeding tray so Tina's put these in a bag and bent them up a little bit soon after and it's got warm so okay that's fine so I've got two left here that I gotta make up and then so what all we've got on here guys is I don't know if you're making this out but this is the one of the sort of top rails and and there's a piece here we have to break off but before I do that I just need one gaming knife build me one second ginger and all we have to do is push down on it like this spend it back and it will snap out and what it does it gives you this little section it clears that middle out there okay and there is a little cleaner than it needs is needed and these looked quite daunting when they came and then show you the bag actually and you open it and it's just tons and tons of pieces in it I don't know if you can see this guy's but they are just loads and loads of pieces and when you first get them the real it's quite daunting when you open all these pieces fall out but I've been surprised they're very easy to put together but it's quite monotonous so again now we just need to file down this little lip that's left from where it's been snapped out to the other piece because it's not required and I gotta say guys I have really enjoyed building this and thank you for all of us commented on the first part because there's been a few people saying or maybe I shouldn't have nailed through the metal and Suffolk up but it was all in the instructions so I'm following them verbatim because I've never built one of these before and it may turn out to be wrong and you know but then that's what we have now these hoffman's and they self spacing because they've got the this cut out so we don't need like a slated separators and things like that in there so the first thing we're going to it's just push them together like that okay and I'm not going to glue these guys traditional something probably would glue them but I don't see a major issue in it ok the next thing we need is some wax like I said this one has been bent a little now on the bottom of the wax I don't know if you can make it out there's some wires sticking out this a wide wide foundation okay and that just needs to bend so what I'm going to do I'm going to turn this around and I'm actually gonna clamp it down just to make life easy for myself excuse me angel now i'm not sure what sort of view you're going to gather this with a camera so if you're not going a great shot I do apologize I will double check it now in a moment so not ideal having these sticking up but just be mindful that they're there ok so we're what we do we'll slide we can put one in actually in the top make life easier you get these little thin sticks and they just literally slide in the top and you just nail it into place let's give it a tap if it needs it get me up there we go right now we've got some thinner tax yer for those one thing i will say guys I'm a bit that was a bit disappointed in getting these frames that you know I had a good price for them but they never came with any tax you had to go out and buy them separately and I thought it was a bit a bit naughty like you know cuz you expect to put these things together and all of a sudden you can't so it's just one in each there we go and I know we can slide our foundation down yeah Tina unfortunately put these into the bag in the shed it got a bit hot in it so they've they've studied to not melt but take shape of whatever they were sat on but it's not a problem with me when we get these in now so we'll take the one now okay the one piece of timber know that week at out and that what we've done here we've bent over the tabs so that we can nail them down okay and we literally just put that in it trapping the the wax and we're getting some tax I tend to put three in send another warm day today now and I've been having a bit of an eight-minute the plot in fact I've been having a lot of a nightmare to plot and there'll be more about that in the next episode unfortunately it's caused me a few issues and I have lost some produce because of it but steps are being taken so that it never happens to me again because I was not happy person when it happened okay just get this within maybe up couple more taxing in out and there's another frame gun so they don't take longer just a bit monotonous these 30 is easy to do don't know why that doesn't want to stay on it today and I won't speak right the rabbit gate is a frame with your wax so now we're going to have a look so now we're going to have a look at how it all goes together this guy's is our frame now this is a too high frame okay it's what we're going to be using it's got folding legs so if we want to ever put it back and it's got a landing boards here okay so this is the frame we're actually using a little both of our hives all right now the next thing that we need is the basic we've just made and that it's just going to sit there with our without entrance then we have behave itself this is the blue box like I said we've only got 10 in it at the moment and we will sort out the rest again maybe now after that and we can just put the lid on to start with but as things get going as we already explained about this before this is a queen excluder and this is got roll bars so it doesn't actually hurt the bees okay so that's the next thing which would go on and then after that then we have our soup as their empty simplest at the moment guys okay but um I just gotta build the just gotta build the frames to go win Emperor just showing you for the just for the sake array so it's to supers and then we have this is the crown board and it's got too poor to be escapes in it okay so that's on the top and then we have our lid or roof for whatever you want to call it so there it is guys I'm just going to scroll you down so you can see better and and that's basically I was going to work we're going to build another one of these days which will sit on the other side and hopefully the good thing about this is we're able to put a strap up over the top to stop it from being blown over and knocked over by somebody so hopefully you guys have enjoyed this two parties hey Liv and you guys have enjoyed this two-part series and of how we made these and took long enough okay um but yeah it's a you know it's a good little build it it was some it was easy enough to build bit time consuming but like anything else you know us that's what you have to do and so hopefully now we can get a swarm pretty quick and get him in there and start producing some honey this year anyway guys that's it for this episode I will see you in the next one hope you have a great day for me I'm from angel bye you view all
How to Make a Honey Bee Box (with videos) part 1
 
 


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Good morning guys is Cindy and as promised yesterday we're going to be Stan to put together this national behave now it's a flat pack you love to see Wayne and Caitlyn in the background yeah it's a great little project you can do the kids like sit down a minute then okay right so it's a flat pack and we're just gonna have a quick look what we've got in there and and then Wheeler will go and Starkel this with the process of building it now these year okay are the frames okay and it's three packs of 30 frames there's one for the super sorry one for the blue box and two for the supers okay and so I'm going to stick them over here a moment okay the next thing we have in you guys this two packs there of foundation for the supers and one pack for the blue box okay now this did come in two boxes but I've just stuck it all on one box of spring down now we have a queen excluder now you may note this with this one it's a timber-framed queen excluder and it's got a rolled bar mesh in here which will stop the queen from getting up into the supers and stop it from laying brood and things up there now and there are lots of different types available and it is like a slotted cut mesh steel mesh one and and I have here that they've got the habit of taking the wings off the bees and things like that so um so we won't be using one of those okay right now in the box this is a gabled is a gable roof hi okay guys so when we're going to be building it from that and as you can see in the box there's the two Gabe ends for the roof we got various components here and they're all numbered as you can see here that is a number 14 and that will correspond with the set of instructions that I've got now this hive came from Cadden hives okay and it's quite a good little detailed instructions of how to set it up so what I'm going to do I'm going to pull out these pieces stick them up the weight right next now we've got all the pins and screws and things that we require and a couple of little sort of vent right this is your top board okay and they've got some poor to be escapes in them and what-have-you the next bit we have this is the mesh floor of a row a mesh floor which will which will allow the verall mates to fall through but not come back up okay now we have some bigger parts now and this is from the blue box okay and this is what we'll be using sorry this one is the super and we'll be using these to put this is a cedar hive and everything is all made of cedar so we'll put these together as and when and each one is numbered as you can see on that one that is number 16 okay some metal runners here okay and a lot more pieces which will require this is the floor I gain more pieces so as you can see guys there is loads and loads and loads of pieces and this one is the and the body for the brood and as you can see it's much deeper than the than the supers it's a bit overcast today so I'm not sure if I'm going to get to do all of this today because it depends on the rain the next thing in here that's the top crown board and and a couple of other bits which I'll find out what they are for later on and we also have excuse me wing watch your fingers two roofs see that again a lot of hives have a play roof but these are made out of C decks it's a good quality high and they've already got a galvanized sort of tin roof which will keep the rain out so we're and that's how they're going to go together on top of the hive so that's all the components and what we're going to do we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm not sure yet but we may do this in a couple of videos and I'm going to break it down so we're going to do a section on the brood box a section putting together a super and they're going to be pretty much the same and and then we'll do a frame section and the roof and everything else um we'll see what it goes so I don't know how many parts this videos going to be it may be too party maybe three maybe four I'm not sure yet okay and from looking at the instructions it says that it's going to take few hours to build so and again it depends on whether the rain holds out so it'll depend on many parts we make it up of anyway let's get on with it okay guys so a great pass here we've got a two front and back the two sides and the rails for the for the brood box okay so what it says on here it just says that 14 is across the bottom 13 is across the top okay so the numbered obviously we need to ensure that they can go in I've put some glue on the insides of these using gorilla glue okay it's a PVA glue and all I'm going to do now is just put some on the on the legs as well just to make sure we've got a really good really good bond and it's just a case of just fitting these together it's a nice tight joint there we go anything that squeezes out we will rub over with some with some a damp cloth and and then we can wipe off any excess glue so that was number 13 number 14 it's got a sham fur on it you'll see here is slight chamfer and that's designed to shed the water away from the side of the from the side of the thing so I'm just going to put some glue on this one and then this one will get put in as well the same as the other I'm just using an old pink brush to - to do this because I haven't got a glue brush the joints are very tight and maybe worth giving a little tap and then they are very tight joint scale what keepin ya know right just damp cloth just wipe off any excess glue I'll just save on the cleanup later on just give a little more tap okay so we got the same thing now on this side so I'll just move these up to the weight so the number fourteen if anything I will say about the about these joints they have made them really really tight so you've got a you're going to have to tap them in but like I said you know you you do what you can so now we just want to get this one in started maybe a good idea just to have something to protect this would but I am bothered just wipe off any excess glue okay so you're number 13 year now and that's all it is guys it's like a big jigsaw puzzle and it takes a bit of time to to get it to work but so just spread that glue across there and all we need to do now is get this one in oh baby yeah I understand that laughs no problem right go to the blue a minimun okay so we've just given it a bit of a cleanup now and before we put the others in now we need to sit in both of these sides just make sure it's well seated a fact that one is for that side because I want the numbers facing inwards because we don't want to see them okay think I simp and the same thing with this one they lit up the way the camera babe if you have to just give a little tap just to make sure they fully seated and now we need to get some glue on these ones and this is where it's going to be a bit of a handful is getting all four these in on the next one provoke little cross these which I should have done on outside in fact I think I will go take it out just gonna put a bit of glue in there I know you shouldn't really glue across the grain but the movement on this is going to be nothing so that one's in right tight so I going to leave him okay so now we want to put the top on I'm sorry if you can't see through the cameras I don't help but Caitlin running around yeah okay so we just need to clean that up all right so there we have it at the moment though it's not looking too square we have to unlock what's going on it or at least bang on screen oh just 25 and a half okay so once we've done that track a square position the rails and skew will blacken pins so we need two rails thanks babe go another flower off click net okay so which way they go I'm assuming like that is it yeah that's how they go wait so I'm going to secure these now with GIMP pens black and pins and we're away so we go for them thanks babe right give me a sign right let me get on with this I mean I won all right thanks love love you love you bye so there's one rail then one more this side and we are good to go on this blue box thanks babe top right click on play for $5.00 let me just get on with the sorrows for everybody so two more nails I win this guy's and we should have ourselves a nice strong brood box ready for our frames there you go nice strong blue box chamfered sides as you can see so I'll shred the ring I'm not sure whether we're going to paint them or what and I don't know yet but but that's the first one done guys the I don't know if you can see here the reason this is lifted up like that is when you sit your frame there and leave a little space underneath so when you put your frames back in you're not actually squashing Beezer today okay so you can put it back in and I'll keep a little B space underneath there alright so that's the first that's the first blue box then now the the supers are exactly the same to build so I'm not going to bother filling them it's just a repeat of these but just slightly smaller shallower box so I'm going to get them built and I'll come back to bye okay guys so as you can see the the three boxes no we're done we got the brood at the bottom and then we got to UM supers here so they've got the metal runners on them and everything and the next and square so so that's all good and what we need to do now we need to get on to building the floor and the roof and then once we've done that all we've got to do anyth build 30 frames up I haven't seen no difficult they are yet but but we'll get on them but the next step there will be the gabled roof okay so all I've done here now have collected some of the parts and what we need to do this is our gabled end here for a gable roof um got some flat out pieces here we just need to UM tack in some long nails into them I'm not sure if I'm going to get these in the right places all so bill misse-x that's not quite right more like they donate them maybe half so we need to put one down the bottom now as well there we go so we're nice and tight there but a glue now on the next one and go from there no the ones then we can turn it upside down will be easier to nail these things are quite will be winner when they get going okay so bit more glue and this is just part for the gabled roof and it's just building me up the frame the moments try not to bend the nails up like I just did babe don't stand in front of the cameras alright yeah again you just stand by there be quiet for me while I do this all right and then one more there we are so that's a nice strong frame okay so we know where we've got it to this sort of stage now the next thing afterwards now we've got to put these little things around now we're saying 25 mil up so I go to mark 25 mil on I'm assuming they're on about 25 mil from the bottom so I'm going to get a tape measure I'm going to mark a couple of so 25 mil is there it's about one inch okay I've got many long ones I'm going to have to use these ones and just two in each of these whoops no one saw that okay so give you four of them anyway all right and they go right around so we need to do another 25 mil up guys you're learning up to do this the same as I am because there'll be beekeepers out there probably laughing at me the way I'm doing this because they can probably make these with their eyes shut but it's all it new to me and I'm just doing what I can and the good thing is um we don't market ouble the good thing is like I said I haven't paid someone else to make it you know the the ex wolf it'll come as a flat-pack but you know I've played together myself when I could have paid someone into doing it this cedar by the way is quite hard using nails and sometimes I hitting a knot or something the loop it's wanting to bend so you go be quite careful with it is that okay now because of the slant on you it's going to be a bit harder I think what I'm going to do I'm going to use the laser clamp guys just to hold it there for me if I put a couple of clamps on the end just all lit up just to make life a bit easier because it's because these are on a sham fo here so one it's a bit hard to to nail on that because it wants to make it loose but what we're going to do we're going to just clamp it in to that so that makes it nice and tight which what should we've trimmed them down slightly and I can just place them there and get some nails and hopefully this won't move now when I'm putting these nails in excellent the same on this side so this table saw sleds come in quite handy today and like I said this is just a framework for this together it does say that this should take an hour to make but I can't understand why you would take someone so long if it's only this put a bit of sheeting on it and every now and then a it or not I'm not pulling a load I'm just trying to straighten it up okay just have a check of that that way excellent you can have that sitting either way guys I'd be a venire sitting this way but I'm happy with that okay so next thing is this let's see if we can get this right this time ask better what I'm going to do I'm assuming that slides right up there I may be wrong in this but we'll soon find out looks I'll get the other one is well in check right so that's more or less 50/50 on it we'll have a look at what we're going to do do you know what this can be a pain sometimes guys right I'm happy with that okay so now what does the instructions say instructions say to nail right through the roof and one two three four says two with these I think these are not very confident on where these are going to go power locks odds lon blow me up in and we've missed that okay oh right el faro we know it let's get okay and to write a bit okay look I don't know babe I don't know long I'm going to be okay so now we just got this two effects okay ladies don't get up today babe they're not supposed to yeah right with all we've got left now guys it's just the wasp traps front I'm going to do that that one is yeah this one's still on me so let Dad finish your circ hmm we're going to use these little gold pins for it okay okay so that's the first wasp trap put on and we just need to do the other side now kaylynn can you stop making noises love and trying to film no I'm trying to film stop reggae so that's um that's it on the roof I'm not going to bother pls plastic coating off it because um I think it'll just help with with shading and there we are and quite happy with that right gay so we've got the brood the two supers and the roof dint we just got a floor left but that's going to be in the next episode along with the frames and everything else thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next episode bye you
 

okay so in part one you saw us make all the bodies of the brood box and of the supers and within the roof today we're going to be doing the the base for this and we're going to make some frames as well which will go in and put a foundation in that frame you you you okay so we've got the parts your four and up here for the for the base okay and this is where the entrance for the bees are going to be and the varroa mesh and things like that okay there's a solid flaw in this but we can remove it if we want to select a polyp tree like an inspection tree for the varroa mites and things ok so when what we're going to do we're going to wear get some of these together and and then once we know what's what will await so first thing I need to do is get some glue but yeah and I need to get a brush bring me one second guys so what we want to do now is get some glue over this and we just need to slot these pieces together nice and tight leave me huh nice fix it these pieces actually fit a little better than the last lot so we will give a clean out in a moment go a bit of okay have it mmm I'm just filming the base okay do da booty I'm just going to put a nail down in each of these love you see you later all right all right thanks but ok so let's just give that a little wipe off clean up any overrun let the blue it's always easier to do it now then later on guys now last Monday I went to my b course and my instructor give me a shout he said come on let's go we're going to get lost warm today and as i can imagine i thought wow you know I'm you know I'm happy to do that unfortunately the swarm was in was in a chimney of a house and it was just no way we were going to get up there you get it and everything else without causing any sort of damage so um so obviously I didn't have that but like I said you know it's still early days we will get it eventually and there's no rush like I said this will be finished know today and and then once this is finished we are ready to take these now I have another lesson tonight at six o clock so we will see what happens then I'm not I'm not rushing to try and get it you know get it sorted but we'll see what happens right what I'm going to do now I'm just going to put a nail down through here just all these pins these wings together nice and tight there we go it's nice and square okay so next things next we now we need to slide in our mesh and I believe that goes in like this maybe huh consequently i'm not going to I am NOT gonna nail that guy's I'm just gonna leave us set i think but i'll probably have people tell me I should have nailed it so it doesn't say to win the instructions but I think it's a good idea not to let nail it so that you're able to so you're able to remove it if you need to I think if I nail apt it's going to be a problem removing it and then the last thing we need is this and this is our board which will it's like our inspection tray now here we are and I saw a tray put together guys we now have our entrance and as you can see here there's a big slot cut out you and a very small one here and this is like your summer entrance okay and this is your winter one obviously helps or keeping down um you know the amount of coal gaming and rain and things like that getting into the hive but also and it makes it easier when the when the swarm isn't so beigel when the hive isn't so big and doesn't have so many members it makes it easier for them to defend as well against mobbing bees and things like that so when that just sits there so that's the base tree put together guys didn't take long so all nice and done so the square and so all we have to do now like i said is put that they're not only we're gonna get the rest of hive together so we just got a few frames no to build I'm just going to do a quick video one of them so when yes it's been a bit of an interesting couple of weeks now I've got a couple of frames here and I have made some up already but what I found was that this hive I had ten frames and these are the Hoffman frames and I had 10 for the super isn't for the for the brood and unfortunately this one takes 12 well time for jaundice it's not an issue and we'll just get a couple more but I have ordered a feeding tray so Tina's put these in a bag and bent them up a little bit soon after and it's got warm so okay that's fine so I've got two left here that I gotta make up and then so what all we've got on here guys is I don't know if you're making this out but this is the one of the sort of top rails and and there's a piece here we have to break off but before I do that I just need one gaming knife build me one second ginger and all we have to do is push down on it like this spend it back and it will snap out and what it does it gives you this little section it clears that middle out there okay and there is a little cleaner than it needs is needed and these looked quite daunting when they came and then show you the bag actually and you open it and it's just tons and tons of pieces in it I don't know if you can see this guy's but they are just loads and loads of pieces and when you first get them the real it's quite daunting when you open all these pieces fall out but I've been surprised they're very easy to put together but it's quite monotonous so again now we just need to file down this little lip that's left from where it's been snapped out to the other piece because it's not required and I gotta say guys I have really enjoyed building this and thank you for all of us commented on the first part because there's been a few people saying or maybe I shouldn't have nailed through the metal and Suffolk up but it was all in the instructions so I'm following them verbatim because I've never built one of these before and it may turn out to be wrong and you know but then that's what we have now these hoffman's and they self spacing because they've got the this cut out so we don't need like a slated separators and things like that in there so the first thing we're going to it's just push them together like that okay and I'm not going to glue these guys traditional something probably would glue them but I don't see a major issue in it ok the next thing we need is some wax like I said this one has been bent a little now on the bottom of the wax I don't know if you can make it out there's some wires sticking out this a wide wide foundation okay and that just needs to bend so what I'm going to do I'm going to turn this around and I'm actually gonna clamp it down just to make life easy for myself excuse me angel now i'm not sure what sort of view you're going to gather this with a camera so if you're not going a great shot I do apologize I will double check it now in a moment so not ideal having these sticking up but just be mindful that they're there ok so we're what we do we'll slide we can put one in actually in the top make life easier you get these little thin sticks and they just literally slide in the top and you just nail it into place let's give it a tap if it needs it get me up there we go right now we've got some thinner tax yer for those one thing i will say guys I'm a bit that was a bit disappointed in getting these frames that you know I had a good price for them but they never came with any tax you had to go out and buy them separately and I thought it was a bit a bit naughty like you know cuz you expect to put these things together and all of a sudden you can't so it's just one in each there we go and I know we can slide our foundation down yeah Tina unfortunately put these into the bag in the shed it got a bit hot in it so they've they've studied to not melt but take shape of whatever they were sat on but it's not a problem with me when we get these in now so we'll take the one now okay the one piece of timber know that week at out and that what we've done here we've bent over the tabs so that we can nail them down okay and we literally just put that in it trapping the the wax and we're getting some tax I tend to put three in send another warm day today now and I've been having a bit of an eight-minute the plot in fact I've been having a lot of a nightmare to plot and there'll be more about that in the next episode unfortunately it's caused me a few issues and I have lost some produce because of it but steps are being taken so that it never happens to me again because I was not happy person when it happened okay just get this within maybe up couple more taxing in out and there's another frame gun so they don't take longer just a bit monotonous these 30 is easy to do don't know why that doesn't want to stay on it today and I won't speak right the rabbit gate is a frame with your wax so now we're going to have a look so now we're going to have a look at how it all goes together this guy's is our frame now this is a too high frame okay it's what we're going to be using it's got folding legs so if we want to ever put it back and it's got a landing boards here okay so this is the frame we're actually using a little both of our hives all right now the next thing that we need is the basic we've just made and that it's just going to sit there with our without entrance then we have behave itself this is the blue box like I said we've only got 10 in it at the moment and we will sort out the rest again maybe now after that and we can just put the lid on to start with but as things get going as we already explained about this before this is a queen excluder and this is got roll bars so it doesn't actually hurt the bees okay so that's the next thing which would go on and then after that then we have our soup as their empty simplest at the moment guys okay but um I just gotta build the just gotta build the frames to go win Emperor just showing you for the just for the sake array so it's to supers and then we have this is the crown board and it's got too poor to be escapes in it okay so that's on the top and then we have our lid or roof for whatever you want to call it so there it is guys I'm just going to scroll you down so you can see better and and that's basically I was going to work we're going to build another one of these days which will sit on the other side and hopefully the good thing about this is we're able to put a strap up over the top to stop it from being blown over and knocked over by somebody so hopefully you guys have enjoyed this two parties hey Liv and you guys have enjoyed this two-part series and of how we made these and took long enough okay um but yeah it's a you know it's a good little build it it was some it was easy enough to build bit time consuming but like anything else you know us that's what you have to do and so hopefully now we can get a swarm pretty quick and get him in there and start producing some honey this year anyway guys that's it for this episode I will see you in the next one hope you have a great day for me I'm from angel bye you



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How to build a top bar bee hive which is a simple DIY project almost anyone can do for under $50.

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I've got a recent desire to get into beekeeping so the first thing we need to do to become a beekeeper is to have a place for our bees to live and what I've decided on is to build a top bar hive and let me show you a picture that would represent not what I built but just the typical design so this is something that can be built by most guys with just basic tools and I'm going to give a quick material list this will be a multi-part video and I'll make sure that I've detailed enough so you can follow along and build it yourself it's very simple so what we're going to start with is the set is the box and then in part two we'll do the frames and the legs so what you're going to need to start off with is you're going to need a 1 by 12 you can get this from Home Depot and I've just got this piece here which is made out of pine ponderosa pine pine is good hemlock western red cedar whatever you can find it's not going to be exactly 1 by 12 it's going to be got your loves in 1/4 that's fine enough that's fine that's what we're working with we're going to need a piece of 1 by 6 at least 36 inches long also in pine is fine and then we're going to need for our dividers we're going to need a sheet of plywood or something equivalent that's about let's see 16 32 inches long by 11 inches deep so I've got this scrap of AC plywood you can laminate some smaller pieces together whatever you want but these are the three things that is all we really need to get started so let's get into it so we're going to start is with our two dividers what the what that's going to do is it's going to give us the basic angle and framework for the frame and also give us some flexibility with the high up so if we start with a couple frames and the bees continue to grow we can move these out and add additional frames so the shape of this is essentially the trapezoid is going to be like this the minute the size of wood that you need to start with either needs to be about 1/2 inch or 3/4 I'm just using a piece of AC plywood and it needs to be 11 inches exactly and no less than let's say 30 and a half so what we're going to start is off of this corner we're going to measure 15 inches then we're going to measure the middle at seven and a half take your framing square and put a line at the seven and a half mark right down the middle from this line we're going to come two and a half each side now take your straight edge and connect the outside corner with a two and a half mark on the bottom we're going to connect these with a line this is going to determine the angle of our hive do it on both sides and we'll come out here and connect to our 15 inch mark repeat this process because we're going to need two of these so with our layout complete we'll take our skill saw cut out our two pieces so now with our two ends cut just check them there should be a mirror image of each other we can we're going to put our first top bar or top piece on here now this what's one critical dimension on this whole thing is the width of these top bars this has just cut out a regular just one by pine so that would be 3/4 inches thick so we don't have to fool with that however the width of these as they stack together are critical and people that have been raising bees and no bees a lot better than I do have determined that this is about the ideal width which is somewhere between inch and a quarter and inch and three-eighths I wasn't sure which way to go so I split the difference in with inch and a fifth each inch and fifteen sixteenths width apparently that's very very important so make sure that you adhere to that so 3/4 inch thick by inch and 5/16 so I went with and then overall length is 17 inches so what that gives us is an overhang of one inch on each side so what we want to do is we want to Center this on here we should have one inch overhang on each side equal reveal on both on the opposite sides and then we'll go ahead and glue this clamp it put a couple screws in it and then continue on so I'm going to be using these inch and a quarter deck screws these are made for outdoors exterior so they'll work fine in here I'll pre-drill this and countersink it you're going to be looking at it the rest of your life and showing your wife you don't want her to see shoddy workmanship it's a way it ought to be bruised secure it you can go ahead and remove this and most work web work woodworkers are going to tell you to leave it overnight and come back tomorrow and finish it up let the glue set but I just don't have time for that when I start something I want to get it done so that's why I put the screws in the glue will set up on its own we'll just be careful with it so we'll got one complete now we'll just do the second one exactly like I showed you and then we'll cut the stock sides and start putting it together so now we're ready to cut our side so we're going to take our 1 by 12 and cut 2 36 inch pieces out of it you all right so after a 36 inch or sizer cut then with the remaining two bite would we have a bit 2 by 12 or 1 by 12 pine we're going to cut out to 18 inches for the end caps well take our 2 spacer bars in here space them out about 24 inches apart you're using your square and then we'll start laying the sides in this is where your math is going to come over the rooster the quality of your cuts and then we'll place our sides here so what you're shooting for is when everything is assembled and pressed together at the bottom of your you're inside the end panel should be flush with the inside bevel there of the side and of course the sides here all matching up a reason being is we're going to be putting a very tight screen over here of Somesh and then we'll have a cap here to put over for cold climates or for wintertime so that needs to work out like that so if you find that these are a little bit too long I'll go ahead and trim them down but they need to seal tight against that bottom mesh we don't want the bees coming out getting out we want them coming in and out of their hole so now we want to fit all this together really tight make sure that all of our corners are all pulled in tight if you have a strap clamp it works good for that if you don't just simply drive a small nail and right here in the corner of the top bar and that will hold that keep that from spreading and slipping out on you so I've got this pulled tight here to show you all the joints make sure that there's no gaps or spacing anything that's too big or anything big enough for Abby to come out of it will fit and measure and lay out our end clamp all right with our end cap centered with it should be showing 3/4 inch overhang on each side from the top going to very carefully draw lines on the outside and the inside both of them here both sides now we can remove it so now we got our lines here and we've got both ends I've got one stacked on the other so I don't have to do layout twice so what I've done here is marked here measured from here from the bottom at - what was it - yeah - six and ten keeping far enough away from the edges not to crack it and these will pre-drill these all the way through both ends in our layout would be perfect and these will be our screws that will hold the box and into the sides if you want to know the measure measure across here make sure you're in the center this is 3/4 wide so we're at 3/8 to the center we'll finish up by countersinking what a countersink is as you can see the small bit that basically just makes a little bit of a groove or a little hole in there don't fit the risa that will fit the the white part of the screw so as you run the screw in flush it doesn't smash and distort the wood it's just a it just looks nicer so by putting those two together you know just seems time and we get a better more precise match you know we've drilled all the way through so our layout holes already here so we can simply flip this over and then do our countersinks where our screw heads on the other side also so now with our end plate with the marks on it we want to put that around here just line up our marks and this is we're going into at the end of a only 3/4 inch so it's really critical that we don't split that out so make sure you get a drill bit just a little bit smaller than your screw you're going to want about a two and a half inch screw for this to pre-drill these holes and make sure you drill them in straight or poke out the side all right with our holes pre-drilled let's go ahead and put some glue on here don't worry if you get a little too much on there we can wipe that off so now we'll put our screw in on this delicate would it just take a minute I don't run my screws all the way in with the cordless set all these by hand I'm just below the surface so when we sand it we don't sand off the the coating it makes it weather resistant all right so we're ready to fix our other side and just again make sure that you have tight fits all the way around here and now is the time to sand these insights just a little bit just not get burrs off because you won't build it to get too low after this is glued on so check it out pretty cool our own very own the top or hive what do we have into this so far 20 bucks if that one 10 foot 1 by 12 pine Home Depot a couple of scraps of plywood there's just this is not that much to it there's no excuse not to have these especially when you take a little initiative and even collect your own swarm so you don't even have to buy those which I'm going to attempt to do I don't know how much success I'll have I've got feelers out to people that are going to call me in the orchards if when the bee starts forming and I'm hoping to go out there and get me some so here's the box as you can see these the dividers so there's a couple more things left to do in this video I'm not we're not going to do the legs or the rest of the frames today we'll do that in part two or the top bars but what we will do is put the holes in and then finish at the bottom we're going to use a little bit of screen and we'll make a little bottom board for everything to collect I guess for everything that the bees drop the Mike's different things can collect fall at the bottom and that board could be removed to clean it out so what I don't know about bees is a lot I'm just going off of what I read and sometimes you just got to jump in and do it so let's go see if we scrounge around some screen and finish this up so the previous owners were kind enough to leave their steady satellite dish here for me and I almost throw it away I took it to the scrap and I thought hmmm that might come in useful someday and sure enough who would have thought so here's a perfect screen right here for our B project so see if we can't strip some of this off here so if you're not fortunate enough to have a 40 year old satellite dish in your yard any type screen at a hardware store will suffice I I'm sure they have it at most lumber yards or Home Depot's and I don't know the exact size I read it online I don't remember but I don't think it matters just something that won't corrode Lumino stainless galvanized so I'm going to use a chalk line here what seems to be about right the right width is about 7 inches so I'm going to snap a line here at 7 maybe so the screen is going to just be work ideal and what it came out about right was about 7 inches wide and then cut it to length and what I want to be sure is is I'm going to have a board on here for winter time that I can close this up and what I'm guessing is going to happen is if it gets really hot I can open that up and then have good ventilation into the hive but also preventing predators or whatever things don't belong in the hive from getting in and this will do that so I'm going to just bend this down into a kind of a convex shape making sure that I can put a straight edge across here and I'm not hitting the wire so just little bit down there and then we'll start setting some screws in here maybe some stainless staples would work better I don't have any but I've got some small galvanized screws so that's what I'm going to use here all right so I've got these little tiny guys and they're so small that I probably don't have to worry about splitting the wood I'm gonna hold that down there about 3/16 or so and see if I can't yeah yeah that should work just fine so it seems that putting a weight on here as you're going is a good method so that satellite dish grill just worked perfect I put a whole bunch of those little screws in and with the convex to the inside and that is going to be great so let's drill our holes for the bees to get in and see about figuring out a way to do a bottom cap so from what I read three holes are best three one inch holes so the center here this is 18 inches so we'll put one in the center and then four inches over one this side and then four inches the side and two inches up from the bottom all right I'm sure the bees won't mind here all right so what I've read is that the one-inch holes will receive a champagne bottle corks or they look a little bit bigger than wine bottle cork so that I'm not sure but some type of quirk will fit in there that you could I guess manage I guess maybe you start out with one and then if if you see that it's becoming congested and you can open up others I'm assuming so all right so that's done let's let's see about how if we can figure out a way to put a bottom cap on this and in a way that we can open and close it without too much trouble so I cut the bottom board to go on here it turned out to be I just like edge to edge and it turned out to be seven and a quarter why that was was they're just the right fit and that will cover that vent up I'm assuming for the winter time and I thought how do I need to have this that I can easily take it off I don't have to use any tools or anything and I was looking for some hinges and latches and I I came across these things in some distant junk that I collected here as you can see there it's got the spring here and then it's got the ball there and they they simply mount on here and snap on and that will hold it there by attention in place and I think that that so that's really good it's perfect for this i far as I know I mean I may change in the future when I learn more about bees but I think it's a good way so I'll mount this other one here kind of show you how to put it on and maybe it would be a good option for you also so a few years ago my grandfather gave me a whole truckload of just all types of knickknacks and things and that this here these little latches are part of it he had a friend that he'd worked with for years it's kind of a handyman had a nice shop had passed away and I don't know if he didn't have any children or any family that wanted his things anyway my granddad ended up with him you know a guy was in his late 70s you know a lifetime's worth of just stuff you know just the stuff you collect in a shop gave it to me and I I don't think a week goes by that I don't dig in that stuff and for a nut or bolt or washer or just some little thing to get a job done and it's uh I think about strange using all this hardware and all this thing from a guy that is is dead and I never really knew I never knew it all and it's funny it's a reminder to me that so easy to get caught up and think about the only the only the most important thing in our life is acquiring things possessions and then you know you for what what's the point of it you know here this guy I'm not saying that that's what his life was about but here this guy everything that he spent his whole life collecting and gathering and buying goes to someone that he never knew and it doesn't really benefit him what so anything at all funny and I think about that it just is a reminder to me that what matters is how we affect people friendships and family and relationships and that that's what's truly important that's the true legacy not about gathering or collecting things little philosophy with on the wranglers to our channel here alright so let's get to let's get that lid what I do with it all right let's see bitch yeah that's perfect what's not really good so I may not have mentioned the reason for having that convex grading in here is when we put these dividers in let's say we want to keep the bees in in this particular small area here as the when the lid goes down it will push that down and and kind of compress that grading down there and form a tight seal that the bees won't be able to get out of you want to keep them coming and going through their holes and not other ways or I guess other critters getting in there and that will make a nice tight seal so that's the reason for it so I it looks great pizza this is all I'm going to do tonight and then the next video will perhaps do the legs and all the bars the crossbars and if I'm feeling really motivated maybe even a top a little gable top so stay tuned for that so that's it 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I've got a recent desire to get into beekeeping so the first thing we need to do to become a beekeeper is to have a place for our bees to live and what I've decided on is to build a top bar hive and let me show you a picture that would represent not what I built but just the typical design so this is something that can be built by most guys with just basic tools and I'm going to give a quick material list this will be a multi-part video and I'll make sure that I've detailed enough so you can follow along and build it yourself it's very simple so what we're going to start with is the set is the box and then in part two we'll do the frames and the legs so what you're going to need to start off with is you're going to need a 1 by 12 you can get this from Home Depot and I've just got this piece here which is made out of pine ponderosa pine pine is good hemlock western red cedar whatever you can find it's not going to be exactly 1 by 12 it's going to be got your loves in 1/4 that's fine enough that's fine that's what we're working with we're going to need a piece of 1 by 6 at least 36 inches long also in pine is fine and then we're going to need for our dividers we're going to need a sheet of plywood or something equivalent that's about let's see 16 32 inches long by 11 inches deep so I've got this scrap of AC plywood you can laminate some smaller pieces together whatever you want but these are the three things that is all we really need to get started so let's get into it so we're going to start is with our two dividers what the what that's going to do is it's going to give us the basic angle and framework for the frame and also give us some flexibility with the high up so if we start with a couple frames and the bees continue to grow we can move these out and add additional frames so the shape of this is essentially the trapezoid is going to be like this the minute the size of wood that you need to start with either needs to be about 1/2 inch or 3/4 I'm just using a piece of AC plywood and it needs to be 11 inches exactly and no less than let's say 30 and a half so what we're going to start is off of this corner we're going to measure 15 inches then we're going to measure the middle at seven and a half take your framing square and put a line at the seven and a half mark right down the middle from this line we're going to come two and a half each side now take your straight edge and connect the outside corner with a two and a half mark on the bottom we're going to connect these with a line this is going to determine the angle of our hive do it on both sides and we'll come out here and connect to our 15 inch mark repeat this process because we're going to need two of these so with our layout complete we'll take our skill saw cut out our two pieces so now with our two ends cut just check them there should be a mirror image of each other we can we're going to put our first top bar or top piece on here now this what's one critical dimension on this whole thing is the width of these top bars this has just cut out a regular just one by pine so that would be 3/4 inches thick so we don't have to fool with that however the width of these as they stack together are critical and people that have been raising bees and no bees a lot better than I do have determined that this is about the ideal width which is somewhere between inch and a quarter and inch and three-eighths I wasn't sure which way to go so I split the difference in with inch and a fifth each inch and fifteen sixteenths width apparently that's very very important so make sure that you adhere to that so 3/4 inch thick by inch and 5/16 so I went with and then overall length is 17 inches so what that gives us is an overhang of one inch on each side so what we want to do is we want to Center this on here we should have one inch overhang on each side equal reveal on both on the opposite sides and then we'll go ahead and glue this clamp it put a couple screws in it and then continue on so I'm going to be using these inch and a quarter deck screws these are made for outdoors exterior so they'll work fine in here I'll pre-drill this and countersink it you're going to be looking at it the rest of your life and showing your wife you don't want her to see shoddy workmanship it's a way it ought to be bruised secure it you can go ahead and remove this and most work web work woodworkers are going to tell you to leave it overnight and come back tomorrow and finish it up let the glue set but I just don't have time for that when I start something I want to get it done so that's why I put the screws in the glue will set up on its own we'll just be careful with it so we'll got one complete now we'll just do the second one exactly like I showed you and then we'll cut the stock sides and start putting it together so now we're ready to cut our side so we're going to take our 1 by 12 and cut 2 36 inch pieces out of it you all right so after a 36 inch or sizer cut then with the remaining two bite would we have a bit 2 by 12 or 1 by 12 pine we're going to cut out to 18 inches for the end caps well take our 2 spacer bars in here space them out about 24 inches apart you're using your square and then we'll start laying the sides in this is where your math is going to come over the rooster the quality of your cuts and then we'll place our sides here so what you're shooting for is when everything is assembled and pressed together at the bottom of your you're inside the end panel should be flush with the inside bevel there of the side and of course the sides here all matching up a reason being is we're going to be putting a very tight screen over here of Somesh and then we'll have a cap here to put over for cold climates or for wintertime so that needs to work out like that so if you find that these are a little bit too long I'll go ahead and trim them down but they need to seal tight against that bottom mesh we don't want the bees coming out getting out we want them coming in and out of their hole so now we want to fit all this together really tight make sure that all of our corners are all pulled in tight if you have a strap clamp it works good for that if you don't just simply drive a small nail and right here in the corner of the top bar and that will hold that keep that from spreading and slipping out on you so I've got this pulled tight here to show you all the joints make sure that there's no gaps or spacing anything that's too big or anything big enough for Abby to come out of it will fit and measure and lay out our end clamp all right with our end cap centered with it should be showing 3/4 inch overhang on each side from the top going to very carefully draw lines on the outside and the inside both of them here both sides now we can remove it so now we got our lines here and we've got both ends I've got one stacked on the other so I don't have to do layout twice so what I've done here is marked here measured from here from the bottom at - what was it - yeah - six and ten keeping far enough away from the edges not to crack it and these will pre-drill these all the way through both ends in our layout would be perfect and these will be our screws that will hold the box and into the sides if you want to know the measure measure across here make sure you're in the center this is 3/4 wide so we're at 3/8 to the center we'll finish up by countersinking what a countersink is as you can see the small bit that basically just makes a little bit of a groove or a little hole in there don't fit the risa that will fit the the white part of the screw so as you run the screw in flush it doesn't smash and distort the wood it's just a it just looks nicer so by putting those two together you know just seems time and we get a better more precise match you know we've drilled all the way through so our layout holes already here so we can simply flip this over and then do our countersinks where our screw heads on the other side also so now with our end plate with the marks on it we want to put that around here just line up our marks and this is we're going into at the end of a only 3/4 inch so it's really critical that we don't split that out so make sure you get a drill bit just a little bit smaller than your screw you're going to want about a two and a half inch screw for this to pre-drill these holes and make sure you drill them in straight or poke out the side all right with our holes pre-drilled let's go ahead and put some glue on here don't worry if you get a little too much on there we can wipe that off so now we'll put our screw in on this delicate would it just take a minute I don't run my screws all the way in with the cordless set all these by hand I'm just below the surface so when we sand it we don't sand off the the coating it makes it weather resistant all right so we're ready to fix our other side and just again make sure that you have tight fits all the way around here and now is the time to sand these insights just a little bit just not get burrs off because you won't build it to get too low after this is glued on so check it out pretty cool our own very own the top or hive what do we have into this so far 20 bucks if that one 10 foot 1 by 12 pine Home Depot a couple of scraps of plywood there's just this is not that much to it there's no excuse not to have these especially when you take a little initiative and even collect your own swarm so you don't even have to buy those which I'm going to attempt to do I don't know how much success I'll have I've got feelers out to people that are going to call me in the orchards if when the bee starts forming and I'm hoping to go out there and get me some so here's the box as you can see these the dividers so there's a couple more things left to do in this video I'm not we're not going to do the legs or the rest of the frames today we'll do that in part two or the top bars but what we will do is put the holes in and then finish at the bottom we're going to use a little bit of screen and we'll make a little bottom board for everything to collect I guess for everything that the bees drop the Mike's different things can collect fall at the bottom and that board could be removed to clean it out so what I don't know about bees is a lot I'm just going off of what I read and sometimes you just got to jump in and do it so let's go see if we scrounge around some screen and finish this up so the previous owners were kind enough to leave their steady satellite dish here for me and I almost throw it away I took it to the scrap and I thought hmmm that might come in useful someday and sure enough who would have thought so here's a perfect screen right here for our B project so see if we can't strip some of this off here so if you're not fortunate enough to have a 40 year old satellite dish in your yard any type screen at a hardware store will suffice I I'm sure they have it at most lumber yards or Home Depot's and I don't know the exact size I read it online I don't remember but I don't think it matters just something that won't corrode Lumino stainless galvanized so I'm going to use a chalk line here what seems to be about right the right width is about 7 inches so I'm going to snap a line here at 7 maybe so the screen is going to just be work ideal and what it came out about right was about 7 inches wide and then cut it to length and what I want to be sure is is I'm going to have a board on here for winter time that I can close this up and what I'm guessing is going to happen is if it gets really hot I can open that up and then have good ventilation into the hive but also preventing predators or whatever things don't belong in the hive from getting in and this will do that so I'm going to just bend this down into a kind of a convex shape making sure that I can put a straight edge across here and I'm not hitting the wire so just little bit down there and then we'll start setting some screws in here maybe some stainless staples would work better I don't have any but I've got some small galvanized screws so that's what I'm going to use here all right so I've got these little tiny guys and they're so small that I probably don't have to worry about splitting the wood I'm gonna hold that down there about 3/16 or so and see if I can't yeah yeah that should work just fine so it seems that putting a weight on here as you're going is a good method so that satellite dish grill just worked perfect I put a whole bunch of those little screws in and with the convex to the inside and that is going to be great so let's drill our holes for the bees to get in and see about figuring out a way to do a bottom cap so from what I read three holes are best three one inch holes so the center here this is 18 inches so we'll put one in the center and then four inches over one this side and then four inches the side and two inches up from the bottom all right I'm sure the bees won't mind here all right so what I've read is that the one-inch holes will receive a champagne bottle corks or they look a little bit bigger than wine bottle cork so that I'm not sure but some type of quirk will fit in there that you could I guess manage I guess maybe you start out with one and then if if you see that it's becoming congested and you can open up others I'm assuming so all right so that's done let's let's see about how if we can figure out a way to put a bottom cap on this and in a way that we can open and close it without too much trouble so I cut the bottom board to go on here it turned out to be I just like edge to edge and it turned out to be seven and a quarter why that was was they're just the right fit and that will cover that vent up I'm assuming for the winter time and I thought how do I need to have this that I can easily take it off I don't have to use any tools or anything and I was looking for some hinges and latches and I I came across these things in some distant junk that I collected here as you can see there it's got the spring here and then it's got the ball there and they they simply mount on here and snap on and that will hold it there by attention in place and I think that that so that's really good it's perfect for this i far as I know I mean I may change in the future when I learn more about bees but I think it's a good way so I'll mount this other one here kind of show you how to put it on and maybe it would be a good option for you also so a few years ago my grandfather gave me a whole truckload of just all types of knickknacks and things and that this here these little latches are part of it he had a friend that he'd worked with for years it's kind of a handyman had a nice shop had passed away and I don't know if he didn't have any children or any family that wanted his things anyway my granddad ended up with him you know a guy was in his late 70s you know a lifetime's worth of just stuff you know just the stuff you collect in a shop gave it to me and I I don't think a week goes by that I don't dig in that stuff and for a nut or bolt or washer or just some little thing to get a job done and it's uh I think about strange using all this hardware and all this thing from a guy that is is dead and I never really knew I never knew it all and it's funny it's a reminder to me that so easy to get caught up and think about the only the only the most important thing in our life is acquiring things possessions and then you know you for what what's the point of it you know here this guy I'm not saying that that's what his life was about but here this guy everything that he spent his whole life collecting and gathering and buying goes to someone that he never knew and it doesn't really benefit him what so anything at all funny and I think about that it just is a reminder to me that what matters is how we affect people friendships and family and relationships and that that's what's truly important that's the true legacy not about gathering or collecting things little philosophy with on the wranglers to our channel here alright so let's get to let's get that lid what I do with it all right let's see bitch yeah that's perfect what's not really good so I may not have mentioned the reason for having that convex grading in here is when we put these dividers in let's say we want to keep the bees in in this particular small area here as the when the lid goes down it will push that down and and kind of compress that grading down there and form a tight seal that the bees won't be able to get out of you want to keep them coming and going through their holes and not other ways or I guess other critters getting in there and that will make a nice tight seal so that's the reason for it so I it looks great pizza this is all I'm going to do tonight and then the next video will perhaps do the legs and all the bars the crossbars and if I'm feeling really motivated maybe even a top a little gable top so stay tuned for that so that's it we'll see you the next video you