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10-FRAME LANGSTROTH BEEHIVE

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS FOR 3/4" THICK LUMBER


INSIDE DIMENSIONS:
L - 20-1/4" 3/4" EXT. PLWD.
OUTER W - 16-5/8"
COVER D - 1-1/2"
COVER W/TIN The species of wood used to
make a beehive can vary
2-1/4"

depending upon what is


INNER " available in your area. The
21-3/4" 18-1/8
COVER 1/4" PLYWD. minimum thickness should not
1-1/4" X 3-1/
2"
3/4"
be less than 3/4". If you are
5/8" HOLE
using standard dimensional
19-7/8" 16-1/4
" lumber, you can use 1x8 (3/4" x
SHALLOW 7-1/4") for both shallow and
SUPER
medium super, and 1x12 (3/4" x
5-11/16"
11-1/4") for the deep hive body.
5-11/16"

Start by cutting the boards to


length. For fronts and backs,
19-7/ 1/4
" cut them a smidgen over
8" 16-
16-1/4". For sides, cut a
DADANT (MEDIUM)
smidgen over 19-7/8". Cut to
HONEY SUPER
6-5/8"
exact size before assembling.
At this point, cut box joints on
all the board ends. Rabbet
6-5/8"

joints are an acceptable


alternative.
"
19-7/ 1/4
3/8" 3/4" 8" 16- Now that you have the joint cut
and the boards cut to finished
3/4" BEST DETAIL size, cut the 5/8" x 3/8" rabbet
5/8" 3/8" " OF FRAME on the 16-1/4" boards stopping
5/8
REST
OPTION
INSIDE DIMENSIONS:
L - 18-3/8" just short of the box joint pin at
W - 14-3/4" each end. (Chisel these square
D - 9-5/8"
DEEP after the boards are
HIVE BODY assembled). Note detail of
frame rest at left. Pre-drill holes
for nails in each pin.
9-5/8"

PRE-DRILL & NAIL Assemble boxes with glue and


W/ 6d GALV. nail each pin with a 6d galv.
19-7/ 1/4
" nail. Attach 1x2 handholds with
8" 16- screws and glue. Attach metal
3/4" x 2" CLEAT
rabbets on the frame rest
BOTTOM FOR HANDHOLD notch. Fill any holes and paint
BOARD all exterior surfaces, both top
and bottom edges, with primer
"
1-7/8
" and finish top coat.
3/8
1/4"
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