Woo Hoo! Earlier this season we picked up our supers and other equipment from Joe over at Country Barn Farms. He’s a fantastic resource for anyone who has questions pertaining to raising bees. He also sells equipment and local queens. Highly recommend.
As you can see , everything arrived unassembled. So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work assembling supers and frames.
We opted for frames with foundation so that there’s a base for the bees to start. Black foundation for the brood frames (where the queen lays the eggs), white foundation for the the honey frames.
The kids also got in on the fun.
As much as we’re using our first few hives as a learning experience for us, we’d also like it to be a learning experience for the kids. So I put the boxes together, glued them, and put the nails where they needed to be, then the kids went to work.
By the end of the day, we had everything assembled and ready for the next phase… priming and painting.