ZEST BEEHive Construction

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The construction process

1. Order from the online shop the ZEST boxes of plastic frames, queen excluders and partitions. (The plastic carrier and bee entry frame shown on the bottom right is available, but if cost is an issue it can be replaced by drilling 4 holes in each side of the ZEST hive walls at 300mm c/c and about 75mm from the top. Fill them with virgin cages that can be open, vented or shut. 75x18 wood battens will need to be deployed on the walls to contain the plastic ZEST frames which sit on them).

2. Print paper copies from the construction drawings below. Take them to a builders merchant and/or elsewhere and purchase the DIY items listed if you do not already have them.

3. Assemble the parts in accordance with the drawings.

D1.A.THE ZEST HIVE FOR B.S. NATIONAL CONVERSION 600 blocks.

OPTION 1

D1.B. THE ZEST HIVE FOR B.S. NATIONAL CONVERSION 440 blocks.

OPTION 2.

DI.C. THE ZEST HIVE FOR LANGSTROTH CONVERSION FOR USA

OPTION 3

D1.D. THE ZEST HIVE FOR LANGSTROTH CONVERSION FOR UK

OPTION 4

THE ZEST PROOF OF CONCEPT WOOD HYBRID

THE ZEST TRANSITION AND MANAGEMENT DIAGRAMS

AVAILABLE ZEST HIVE PARTS