The bees do their part so we should do ours. Getting ready for our first split means we need a new hive built. The frames came in and were quickly put together with the brad nailer.
The boxes are built from scratch, basic pine boards. A jig was made to get the finger joint just right.
A couple of test corners worked well, so onto the deep and medium supers.
Pre-drill the hole for the spiral nails. The bees aren’t breaking these apart.
The cover with the top entrance.
Staining, entrance reducer and the starter strips (as we are going foundation-less with this hive) and we will be done. That is for another day. We’re almost there.