I am really interested in starting up beekeeping and top bar hives. I've picked top bar hives because they look easy to build and much less expensive. I was out at the local Home Depot here in Ottawa (Canada), and found the most cost effective pine is rough 1" thick x 12" x multiple lengths. I could pay a bit more and get the planed pine if that is better.
Can anyone recommend one over the other?
I'd like to build a couple of hives withing the next 2 weeks if possible as my first step.