Wow. Two hives times four deep bodies times ten frames each is 40 fullsize frames. They go together pretty quickly, and weâ€™ve got the assembly line down pat, but man are there a lot of them. We arenâ€™t thinking about the top super frames yet, because we wonâ€™t need them until much later in the year, if we even need them at all this year. From everything we read, we shouldnâ€™t expect to get any honey at all this year.
Frank rigged up a jig to help us make the frames, and itâ€™s working really well. We are using a little brad stapler, bought just for this purpose. We tried it with a hammer and are really too spoiled by the nailers that we use for everything else. We figure if weâ€™re going to keep bees, itâ€™s worth the investment, because weâ€™ll be making a lot of hivebody frames over the years.