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35 Building Projects for All Your Beekeeping Needs
With Tony Pisano's step-by-step instructions, a table saw, and a few other common tools and materials, you can build everything you need to house and protect your bees -- from hive bodies to supers and covers. You'll even find a section on installing electric fencing and plans for building jigs that make assembling frames and installing foundations a snap.
Save time and money by building your own beekeeping equipment. Learn to craft equipment that is tailored to your particular climate and setup. Full of insightful tips and covering a variety of hive types, Pisano includes all the basic infrastructure you need to keep your bees happy and active and your pantry full of honey.
Beekeeping equipment is expensive, but it's easy to make your own. Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need, including hive bodies, supers, covers,
Beekeeping equipment is expensive, but it's easy to make your own. Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need to keep bees successfully, including beehive bodies, supers, covers,
About the Author
Tony Pisano runs his own business producing and selling honey, as well as soap, candles, lip balm, and hand salves from his own beeswax. He lives in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Before We Begin
Safety First and Always
Planning Your Project
Chapter Two: Starting at the Bottom
Solid Bottom Board
Screened Bottom Board