Had the chance this weekend to build the new hives for our Bees. As you know I opted for Langstroth hive standard because it’s the right choice 🙂 after all we use it in Lebanon.
So I ordered the DiY kits and it was a pleasure building and painting the hives.
The are many way to make a handle for the hives and suppers, I prefer these bars because they are stable big enough for working with gloves.
Painting the Hives is a science on it’s own, for our bees I only use a natural Leinseed oil base to protect the wood and after that comes an ecological paint on it.
Varroa floors are very important because we do not want to treat the bees with chemicals. I built the Varroa floors with decent stainless steel mesh and varroa tray for early detection and for ventilating the hives in summer.