OATHs with fitted lid

A sneak peak at the latest boxes…. Above is the top honey super frame. I’ve recessed the viewing window in and removed a section from the outer edge so the lid will sit in place. The lid will be easily removed so you can see through the viewing window and…

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Skep – Sisal Rope

The Dictionary describes a Skep as “A straw or wicker beehive”. Quote from Wikipedia “Skeps, baskets placed open-end-down, have been used to house bees for some 2000 years. Initially they were made from wicker plastered with mud and dung but from the Middle Ages they were made of straw. In northern and…

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Log Cabin – Hive Duplication

I decided to set up one of my Log Cabins for Budding (Hive Duplication). This process could be done with just about any kind of empty box. I thought it might be better to do it this way than to split a hive because then you will have to split it…

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Oiled Cypress Observation Hive

I’m currently making a few rebated boxes, these will be a raw timber finish with oil. There’ll be a hinged lid and clear viewing window on top so you can open it and see the bees inside. Specs: Timber: Cypress Timber Thickness: 35mm Design: Rebated Cypress OATH – Observation Hive Internal Volume:  Brood…

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Phone Box Hive

A friend suggested .. “How about a Red Phone Box?” … so here we are… This is a new design incorporating the smaller 200mm x 200mm internal frame system. The advantage of this system is that you can keep an individualy designed outer hive and still “split” and swap out internal…

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