Quite a popular hive. But can you wait until the sale? They are, as they term them, second quality in the sale. A few possible knots or even holes to fill. The very occasional warped member. Better value than full price. Most knots can be covered by selection.
Have a few knocking about. I screwed all mine, bar the first. Glued the joints, but not in the rebate, so I could knock them out and change to top space if I wanted to. I did.
What do you want to know about them? Or is the answer 'yes' adequate for your needs?
Yeah, waiting for the sale could be worth while, when do they start?
All i wanted to know was are they easy to assemble and what the quality/durability was like, have you had yours for some time?
I've built a couple. Being a bit of a picky woodworker, I'd suggest you lay your hands on a square (to make sure the boxes are, er, square), and a couple of clamps to lock everything together while the glue dries. I don't use nails, instead I use stainless screws and exterior glue.
Do read the instructions and trial fit everything to get the hang of it. When you measure 7/16 from the top of the sides, make sure you line this up with the plastic ridge, not the wood - otherwise your frames will be proud of the boxes. Don't ask me how I know this....
I made up a flat pack hive that I got last christmas. I wish I had waited untill I knew what a hive was supposed to look like.
I know have 1 deep eke and 2 shallow ekes instead of a hive. I know just buy them off Hivemaker, it`s cheaper in the long run for me.
I bought some flat packs from Thorne's in the January sale. The sale ones don't come with glue or instructions. My biggest mistake?.......I left them in a warm room for 4 months before I tried to put them together, so a bit of clamping before I started to straighten out the warps was necessary. Instructions are available to download on the Thorne's website, but I didn't bother as I had another hive to copy. I glued and screwed the first one as I'm not the best for knocking in nails straight, but bit the bullet and went for it on the second and it was fine. Because of my warping problems I needed to clamp everything, but other than that, no problems at all.