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Queen Bee
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« on: April 15, 2012, 03:21:46 PM »

I found one of my bosses is interested in keeping bees. We were talking the other day and he said he could make us some hives. He said all he needs is the plans "blueprints" and off we go. I found plans for the langstroth 10 frame hives, frames, and a five frame nuc. The hive said follow directions found in "box joint" files. I cant find the files on Beesource. Anyone have any good directions?
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 11:36:16 PM »

The plans you found on BeeSource are the right dimensions for a bee hive.  From those dimensions you can make a hive.  The “Box Joint” file refers to a process for making the “finger joints” that many people use to attach the wood sides to the wood ends.  I agree with you, I don’t see that file over on BeeSource either. 

If your boss is a wood worker, he/she should have all the info really needed from the BeeSource plans.  You don’t have to make finger joints to hold the boxes together, I just use simple butt joints and screws.  Some people like to get fancy and make more complex joints:  lap joints, finger joints, dovetails, etc.  Yeah, those are better joints, but simple also works fine.  This is where your boss has some creative leeway:  he/she can use whatever type of joint he/she wants.

I would just print off the plans and tell your boss you would like 5 hives ASAP  grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 01:43:08 AM »

How to make a box joint from beesource.  Enjoy.
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