|Here's our queen bee|
Among the old gear was this box, which is used to hold the frames while they are nailed together. The box holds 10 frames
First, Pete punches the pre-drilled holes in each frame. These are used to hold the wires, which I'll write about in another post. Then he loads each of these side pieces into the slots in his box. Two pieces of wood slide into slots in the box to hold these pieces in place.
Then Pete will put a little PVA glue in each notch and push a horozontal piece into place. Each frame gets one nail on each side (some people put two nails, maybe we will learn that the hard way if these frames fall apart!).
When all the frames are nailed, he flips over the box and repeats the process on the other side of the frames.
Finally, he takes each completed frame out of the box and puts another nail in each end perpendicular to the first. We store the frames in empty bee boxes, ready to attach the wire and foundation (I'll save that for another post).
|bored dog - see if they notice the ball when I put it in here....|