Just got back from the workshop, where I have finally been finishing up the round bee hives.
It took the help of my cousin, Peter who had the tools and the knowledge!
We started with ‘the gold’: 48 pieces of fine pine, cut to the length of 21 cm and with sides cut at approximately a 11,25 degree angle. It took some adjusting of the beveled sides before the pieces could be glued. Each hive consists of 16 pieces, so we were able to make 3 hives, as you can see below.
I still have to make the roof – the dome and the bottom that the hives are to stand on. I’ll keep you posted here when that happens.
Thank you to:
David Heaf, the bee-friendly beekeeper (http://www.bee-friendly.co.uk) for his work with natural bee-keeping and the generous sharing of knowledge and experience.
Peter Frederiksen, wood worker and furniture maker d’excellence.
The beehive wood workshop of the Copenhagen Beekeepers’ Association – Poul Erik, in particular.