Well, it's been a while, but I've been hard at work... I just finished drying the final coat of paint, so here is the completed hive:
One thing does disappoint me about it though... all that work went into the box joints to make them perfect, and you can't even tell they are there at all. Oh, I also haven't created an upper entrance yet... I kinda figure, what's the rush? After all, I doubt I'll need it in the first 3 months anyway. Now, I could of course just dado the vented inner cover, but I'm not 100% convinced that's the best method yet, and since once done, it's pretty permanent, I want to make absolutely sure before I do that. BTW, that is an SBB on the bottom there... that front ramp is removable and the board slides out the front... not normally idea, except that where I want to put the hive, I won't have enough space behind the hive to slide the board out. So that's it. What do you think?