Yes, sir! Anything to get the subfloor finished! I want my living and dining rooms back in order. Bad.
So if you need the drill, I’ll get this observation hive slash nuc done ASAP. I don’t care if it’s early in the morning.
(Except it took me an hour driving between three stores to round up eight mirror clips.)
So I have a couple situations that make a nuc (nucleus beehive) desirable. I used a pattern that used only one six foot board and two panes of glass. It holds four deep frames. I feel that making this observation hive was cheaper than driving an hour to a store to buy one, much quicker than ordering by mail, but slower than making a straight nuc without glass. If I hadn’t needed a friend to make the dado cuts, I would have had this finished a couple days sooner. (Thank God for generous friends.) Here is the obs hive, empty:
And here I am attaching the mirror clips, which had to be done in order for the subfloor to get placed.
I added a cover to the pattern. Using a scrap of wood and a screw, I can swivel this lid back and forth over the ventilation hole. Hopefully it won’t be open during a rain. That would be my biggest fear — drowned bees because I wasn’t home to close the lid.
Finished and placed in the backyard, below. I was going a little crazy without being able to see any honeybees in the yard. Seeing them relaxes me somehow.