Winter Projects – Build your own equipment

Some good links that I’ve found for those of you with a woodworking shop who might like to build your own bee stuff.


Top Bar Hive;  (Phil Chandler’s design)

and the videos to lead you through it;

Phil Chandler’s design is a good one but it is meant for England’s milder winter climate. Two changes that I would recommend for our Canadian winters are 1. to use thicker lumber ( 1.5″ instead of .75″ ) and 2. put the entrance holes in the end, not along the side. Send me an e-mail if you have questions.