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« on: March 29, 2008, 08:51:07 AM »

I won a Rossman cypress hive box at the spring meeting of the Georgia Beekeepers Association.  It is, of course, unassembled.  I notice that there are no hand hold cut outs on the sides of the box.  Should I put some kind of metal handle on the box?  I've only seen bee boxes with cut out hand holds so I am interested in what others would recommend.

It also assembles with solid corners (no dovetails) - I'm sure there's a construction name for that kind of construction.

Linda T always constructionally challenged in Atlanta
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 10:15:49 AM »

Tillie,
The construction is a rabbeted joint.
You could put screws in to a piece of wood on the outside for handles.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 11:20:13 AM »

You can put any kind of handle you like on them, even just a scrap of wood like Ken suggested.   The reason folks prefer the recessed hand holds is that it allows stacking on the boxes tightly together without handles interfering.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 12:41:03 PM »

So luxurious to have a cypress hive - maybe I'll buy it special handles!

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008, 12:53:50 PM »

Why not, just have fun Linda

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 10:44:14 PM »

Check your PM Tillie.




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