BIL offered to make me a hive

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BabyBee 

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which is great, though he knows nothing about bees or hives - can anyone direct me to some plans for a national hive that someone like him can follow easily please?
 

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fab thanks. have emailed it to him so will be interesting to see what he says
 

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which is great, though he knows nothing about bees or hives - can anyone direct me to some plans for a national hive that someone like him can follow easily please?
If you belong to an association have a chat with the members and ask them what hives they run. I went with Nationals when I started because it was the popular choice.

Nationals are considered by many bee keepers a good hive but a little small for prolific queens, so I've either bought the eke to convert them into Deep Nationals or I've given them a super to make them into brood and half.

If your brother in law is handy at woodwork its easier to do a little research now then modify at a later date.
 
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