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East Yorks New Bee 

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This is my first attempt at hive building, anyone see any obvious flaws.I know it hasnt got a roof on yet , before any wise a*se comments :svengo: Thought I would build a glass crown board as well as a normal one. You know how us first timers want to keep looking in the hive, least I wont be letting the heat out if I have a peek with the glass quilt on. Only a couple of weeks and I should have my nucleus :toetap05:
 

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Thats very good,what timber did you use for the brood box sides ? it does not look like ply,all the pine I can find over 8 inches wants to split.

I will make some plans up for the landing board,mine has an angle that allows the bees to walk straight into the hive rather than having a lip up to the entrance.
 

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Looks good Dave- must have taken you ages
Only thing is if you are leaving your varroa floor on permanently take a look every now and again where the floor abuts against the hive stands landing board- great place for wax moths to hide.
Also quickly make another hive so you are prepared to do an artifical swarm- even nucs can swarm in their first season.
 

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Hi Admin,
The sides are made out of 5" wide pine, biscuit jointed together with the grain in the wood in opposite direction to avoid (well try to) warping.
 

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I could not see the join in the brood box's,good job :cheers2:
 

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Hi Admin,
The timber was jointed and then put through the thicknesser to get the right thickness. hence you cant see the joints unless your very close to the brood box.
 

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