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You can get correx from old estate agent signs, speak to local agents and they may be able to put you in touch with whichever company they use to take their old signs down for them.
Now there's an idea. I wonder what all the "Vote <whoever>" signs currently littering hedgerows and front gardens are made of?

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Now there's an idea. I wonder what all the "Vote <whoever>" signs currently littering hedgerows and front gardens are made of?

James
I have picked up about 6 sheets of 2'x3' surface dressing road signs recently They never bother to cut them of the posts!
 
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Just been given a swarm
Six ekes and the wooden part of two UFEs, all from pallet wood. Mesh to go on tomorrow along with Danish oil. When I get time I will be modifying the design a little to make an interchangeable solid floor option plus a hatch for sublimation from below. Will likely then start cannibising old normal floors for the mesh for future UFEs.
Did you plane the pallet wood?
Have several stacked up in the veg garden.
 

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I replaced the drive belt on the bottom
of my Konegin rotary steam wax extractor / frame steriliser and have been running back to back batches to clean up old frames ready for re-waxing

I had a brain wave and also threw in the used muslin I strain wax through and also the dried patty of slub that remains and was amazed at the amount of wax left inside what looked like waste slub that came out…

I’ve got a large pile of frames that had wax cut out from them over the winter to do a final clean on and pleased the machine is running again.
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I rescued some semi-rotten pallets from the rubbish pile at the allotment. One man's trash...
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Bit of gluing and cutting.
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Few screws, lick of paint. 4x 5-frame nucs.
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Just need to make some roof sides to go round the celotex, then stick some offcuts of DPM over the top. Oh and buy some entrance disks.
Woodworking isn't one of my strongest skills, I think I'd charitably describe them as "rustic," but if the bees don't appreciate any of the inadvertent ventilation they'll soon propolise up the gaps.
 

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I rescued some semi-rotten pallets from the rubbish pile at the allotment. One man's trash...
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Bit of gluing and cutting.
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Few screws, lick of paint. 4x 5-frame nucs.
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Just need to make some roof sides to go round the celotex, then stick some offcuts of DPM over the top. Oh and buy some entrance disks.
Woodworking isn't one of my strongest skills, I think I'd charitably describe them as "rustic," but if the bees don't appreciate any of the inadvertent ventilation they'll soon propolise up the gaps.
Where did you get the plans from or are they your own design?
 

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I rescued some semi-rotten pallets from the rubbish pile at the allotment. One man's trash...
View attachment 31889

Bit of gluing and cutting.
View attachment 31887

Few screws, lick of paint. 4x 5-frame nucs.
View attachment 31888

Just need to make some roof sides to go round the celotex, then stick some offcuts of DPM over the top. Oh and buy some entrance disks.
Woodworking isn't one of my strongest skills, I think I'd charitably describe them as "rustic," but if the bees don't appreciate any of the inadvertent ventilation they'll soon propolise up the gaps.
 

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Where did you get the plans from or are they your own design?
My own design (well, I've not followed plans but frames and beespace are standard!), but they're pretty simple. For 14x12, 460x324mm for the sides, 180 (for 5-frame. For additional frames add 38mm/frame)x305mm for the ends. Put the ends 376mm apart, centered left-right and flush with the bottom of the sides. That should give you a box that'll take a 14x12 frame with a 10mm bee space above, on the sides and below.

Roof, floor and rebated end bars will vary depending on thickness of timber used.
 

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New honey room almost finished, electrician starts the wiring tomorrow, I've already done the first fix for him.
Clearing boards going on Friday evening no matter what happens.
 

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