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How To Make A Brood Box Or Honey Super For A Beehive

Introduction

In this film we're going to show you how to construct a Honey Super or Brood Box for a national beehive.

Step 1

<h3>Step 1</h3><p>Before you begin with this tutorial, you’ll need make sure you have all the individual parts ready. You can either pre-order these from a supplier, or manufacture them yourself. A free set of plans to do this can be downloaded from here</p>
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Preparing The Parts

Before you begin with this tutorial, you’ll need make sure you have all the individual parts ready. You can either pre-order these from a supplier, or manufacture them yourself. A free set of plans to do this can be downloaded from here

Step 2

<h3>Step 2</h3><p>In addition, you will need:
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<ul>
<li>A hammer.</li>
<li>Some pva wood glue.</li>
<li>A tri square.</li>
<li>A pencil.</li>
<li>Some gimp pins.</li>
<li>And some 3/4 inch nails.</li>
</ul></p>
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What You Will Need

In addition, you will need:

  • A hammer.
  • Some pva wood glue.
  • A tri square.
  • A pencil.
  • Some gimp pins.
  • And some 3/4 inch nails.

Step 3

<h3>Step 3</h3><p>To begin, take one of the larger rectangular side panels. Mark a pencil line on one edge, in line with the centre of one of the routed grooves
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Use your tri-square to extend this line along the width of the flat side of the panel. Repeat this pro-cess on the opposite end of the panel, so you now have two lines on the flat side of the panel that are in line with the centre of the routed grooves.</p>
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Marking The Side Sections A

To begin, take one of the larger rectangular side panels. Mark a pencil line on one edge, in line with the centre of one of the routed grooves

Use your tri-square to extend this line along the width of the flat side of the panel. Repeat this pro-cess on the opposite end of the panel, so you now have two lines on the flat side of the panel that are in line with the centre of the routed grooves.

Step 4

<h3>Step 4</h3><p>Take one of the top rail sections. These are the squarer of the two types of rail. Glue one end, and insert into the side panel as shown.
</p><p>
You may need to gently hammer into place. Repeat the process for the remaining rail, on the opposite side of the panel.</p>
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Attaching The Cross Brace

Take one of the top rail sections. These are the squarer of the two types of rail. Glue one end, and insert into the side panel as shown.

You may need to gently hammer into place. Repeat the process for the remaining rail, on the opposite side of the panel.

Step 5

<h3>Step 5</h3><p>Glue the inside of one of the grooves, and the Inside of the nearest rail.
</p><p>
Take one of the other side pieces, with the angled edge, and insert it into the glued groove as shown.</p>
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Gluing The Cross Brace

Glue the inside of one of the grooves, and the Inside of the nearest rail.

Take one of the other side pieces, with the angled edge, and insert it into the glued groove as shown.

Step 6

<h3>Step 6</h3><p>Make sure you line up the top edge, and the bot-tom edge. Repeat on the opposite side.</p>
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Attaching Side Sections B

Make sure you line up the top edge, and the bot-tom edge. Repeat on the opposite side.

Step 7

<h3>Step 7</h3><p>Glue the protruding ends and place the last remaining side on top. You will probably need to hammer this gently into place.</p>
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Placing The Last Side Section

Glue the protruding ends and place the last remaining side on top. You will probably need to hammer this gently into place.

Step 8

<h3>Step 8</h3><p>At this point, it’s worth checking your super is square against your tri square.</p>
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Checking The Box Is Square

At this point, it’s worth checking your super is square against your tri square.

Step 9

<h3>Step 9</h3><p>Now hammer three nails along each of the 4 pen-cil lines you drew earlier.</p>
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First Set Of Nails

Now hammer three nails along each of the 4 pen-cil lines you drew earlier.

Step 10

<h3>Step 10</h3><p>Take one of the bottom rails, with the angled edge. Glue along the length of the inside edge, as shown. And on the inside edges of the both ends.</p>
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Gluing Bottom Braces

Take one of the bottom rails, with the angled edge. Glue along the length of the inside edge, as shown. And on the inside edges of the both ends.

Step 11

<h3>Step 11</h3><p>With the angled edge facing in, slot the rail be-tween the grooves on the side of the super. Again, you’ll probably need to hammer this in.
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Repeat with the last remaining rail, until all the parts are in place.</p>
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Attaching Bottom Braces

With the angled edge facing in, slot the rail be-tween the grooves on the side of the super. Again, you’ll probably need to hammer this in.

 Repeat with the last remaining rail, until all the parts are in place.

Step 12

<h3>Step 12</h3><p>Hammer one nail into each end of each rail.</p>
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Nailing The Braces

Hammer one nail into each end of each rail.

Step 13

<h3>Step 13</h3><p>To finish, hammer four nails into each rail from the inside of the box.</p>
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Final Set Of Nails

To finish, hammer four nails into each rail from the inside of the box.