Just came in for lunch. 95% done with building 2 new beehives for the Nukes I have coming in Saturday. Still need to cut out a divider board and cut/trim/paint the outer lid.
I'm converting from standard Langstroth hives (the stack of white boxes you see out in pastures) to a longer "top-bar hive", but using Langstroth frames, essentially 3 deep boxes end to end rather than stacked on top of each other, and up on 30 inch legs so I don't have to bend over so much when working the hives.
A standard "deep" box weights 70 to 80 pounds when it is full. Way too heavy to mess with when you have a bad back. With a longer hive, I'll just be working a single frame at a time for the entire hive.