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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.

Nearly 300bf of white pine ready to be converted to supers

Nearly 300bf of white pine ready to be converted to supers

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.

Cut to length - a bit closer to the final form

Cut to length – a bit closer to the final form

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.

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