Steady day today, been making the first part of a bee hive, a national brood box. It is 8 pieces of wood or 4 pieces of wood times two, if that makes sense. Two of each piece. I modified the plans that this guy posted on photobucket. top man.. click here
There are 4 struts that needed a router and that took the longest to do. I had to organised a router and table, but once set up, it did the job very quickly
The larger side pieces are made of plywood and I cut them on a table saw which did the job quite well indeed.
If I had done some close up shots, there is room for improvement but not much and I have tried a frame inside the box and it fits very snug.
I want to make some more boxes next and then move on to a floor and bottom
Once the brood box was made, it was time for dinner, followed by rhubarb and prunes with lots of sugar. Very nice indeed.
The poached egg plant seeds I planted are doing well and this is planted at the base of a plum tree. I want to plant its brothers and sisters round a bee hive.
Weather report - Sunny all day and but very windy this morning in to the afternoon, Wakefield, England