Rebated & Pegged Join

A standard sized OATH, with a rebated join for the frames and pegged together. No screws or nails used. 35mm Cypress Rebated Joins Pegged Clear Coat Finish Routed Edges Below – Another Pegged box with a Butt Joint This is a normal size OATH using Cypress timber and Dowl to …

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Landing Pad

Landing pads aren’t really necessary as bees can access and enter the hive without the need for it, though it doesn’t hurt to have one as it can catch the bees if they crash land and fall, and they can be a little… out of control sometimes…

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Layered OATH

This OATH size hive is made up of many pieces of Cypress, each piece is 35mm thick by 30mm high. This will create the layered effect for a raw timber hive. I started with some rough sawn mill timber 100mm x 40mm I planed it down to 35mm thick I …

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Project OctaHive

I’ve called this one Project Octahive. It’s my first attempt at making a hive in the octagonal shape. Using 25mm Cypress, I cut all the pieces and glued them together in stages.. Photo below shows two layers. The Base and the middle section… All three layers assembled… Counter sunk holes, drill …

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Solitary Bee Hotels

A few examples of the Solitary Bee Hotel frames. Made from 25mm Cypress so will last many years. Possible Tenants: Carpenter Bees, Green Carpenter Bee, Reed Bees, Resin Bees, Masked Bees. You don’t actually “keep” Solitary Bees, you have no real control over them as they may come and go as …

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