The dead of winter proves time and again to be hard for me as I like to spend time outdoors, but don’t like to be too cold. I roam back and forth in the house (like a lion Melissa says) awaiting the arrival of spring. This last winter, I decided to research beekeeping a little more in depth as I kind of liked the idea and needed something to do over winter. As it turns out, bees are pretty fascinating.
When I decided to start keeping bees for myself (cautiously), the first step was to get hives but to be honest, I really couldn’t see paying those retail prices (the shipping alone was absurd) so I decided to crack the code and build my own. After a great deal of searching and deciphering, I finally came up with the plans to build what I thought would be some nice hives.
When I finished building mine, I listed them on CL just as an experiment to see if anyone else thought they were as nice as what I thought they were… they did. Here are some pics of the first set.