This is my interpretation of a South American / Brazilian design for a native hive.
- Timber: Cypress
- Timber Thickness: 25mm + 25mm
- Design: ?
- Internal Volume: 4.5 litres
- Brood Supports: Acrylic
- Separator Plates: Acrylic
Grab some mill sawn timber…
Plane surfaces to clean it up, rip it to desired width and cut to length…
Below – View from the back – All roughly sitting in place. The inner boxes are divided by thin sheets of plastic / Perspex / Acrylic
Below – View from the front – Using Cypress and Merbau timbers to create an interesting finish. This is my “Prototype” so it’s a bit of making it up as I go kind of thing.
Below – The main box is mostly constructed now, I drilled in some dowels for strength and also looks.
Below – Oiled to bring out the colours – The inside frames will not be oiled.
I’ve cut holes in the separators to allow for the brood cone and bee movement…
Also see the Square Pillar Hive…