Three sides of a honey super ready to be nailed together. It was helpful that these pieces came with already pre-drilled holes! That made Dad's job easier.
The pile is growing smaller! (And on the floor on the left are the pieces of the hive stands. Dad put those together as well.)
Two hive bodies finished! And I put frames in one of them just because. :) They had to come out again when it was time to paint.
Daddy nailing another super together
Once everything was assembled, then it was time to paint everything. A rather big job since there are so many pieces. Dad started the project with priming one of the hives and then Mom finished it all . . . she is a fast painter!
Now both hives are all finished and are drying, and hopefully they will have bees in them before too long. We have a package of bees on order, and we are hoping to do a split with our one hive soon. It is near bursting at the seams with bees, and it looks like it is large enough now to be split into two hives. Then we would have three! If you can't tell, I'm just a little excited. :) I love beekeeping!