Oh good grief!... I could of just done what bens said and screwed wooden blocks on. Duh!, but noooooo, I ran to the hardware store and spent 11 bucks on handles and screws. And their not going to blend in like wood. Sometimes I try to think so fast that Im slow.
These are your relic type of hive bodies. Some sides have more than one piece of wood... Like back in the ole days when there was a shortage of lumber on "that there prairie" due to havin to keep the home fires burnin during the long cold winters. (ever wonder where great, great, granny's rocker went?)
I own a piece of history folks. Antiques Road Show. This Old House. Neander-hive.