A ” Bee Super” weekend
This weekend started off with a truckload of 1″ thick 12″wide rough pine lumber, nearly 300 board feet worth. The objective – to turn them into a pile of deep supers to afford space to expand my beekeeping efforts this year.
Last year I’d purchased the deep supers I needed from Dancing Bee Apiaries – commercial grade units for $10 each, and they were very nice. But I was able to get the lumber at 40 cents a bf – which brings the price down to about $2.50.
Of course there was also a bunch of work involved in building them for myself – crosscutting, planing, ripping, dadoing the finger joints… But, I brought the tools out to the garage, the door open and the sun strong. A good day to do some physical work and make a bit of sawdust.
While it was work, there is something restorative in tangible accomplishments – and this weekend certainly produced that.
Sometimes the best way to spend a bit of time off is doing something productive that you can loose yourself in.
Just “Beeing” productive.