The next weekend we'll try to have the workshop during which we'll make two
different types of hives for the MAA apiary. We'll assemble one long hive, and
one Buckfast Abbey hive, which is also known as 12 frame Dadant-Blatt hive in
some areas of Europe. I'll present the hives, their advantages and
disadvantages compared to the standard Langstroth hive, and talk about the
woodworking tools and techniques that can be used to make one of your own, as
well some theoretical background on the needs the bees have regarding the
necessary space for optimal colony development and other related tidbits.
As it seems that the next weekend will not be the most stable weather-wise, I
will set up the beginning of the workshop at Sunday, May 29th, 2:00pm (less
chance of rain next Sun, than next Sat.). In case of bad weather we'll move
it for the following weekend.
The cost for the workshop is one smile (or more), and the participants are
welcome to bring their own hammers.
Location: MAA Apiary