Bee Hives

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Blog entry by beefoundstl posted 10-22-2018 01:26 PM 416 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LumberJocks!

I’m wondering if anyone can help me out with a project I’m working on. I founded Bee Found, a nonprofit designed to give free bees, hives and mentorship to veterans with PTSD. I had to suspend operations this year due to a deployment (i’m in the National Guard) but I’m currently doing research for when I return.

I’m looking for a CNC machine that can create all aspects of a beehive, but while also a good value. As a new nonprofit, we don’t yet have funds to buy an expenisive one, even though I’m writing grants to help out. I saw @weekenndwoodworking’s post here, but the Arty may be too expensive for us. I’m thinking around $5k-7k for a CNC mahcine that can do this. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 10-22-2018 03:43 PM

My wife has bees; the hives are very simple construction, just box joints and rabbeted frames. Would be quicker for me to build with my TS and a homemade box joint jig than to have a CNC machine cut all the pieces. Not sure what the advantage of CNC would be.

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