This page is dedicated to resources for our newest beekeepers due to the restrictions of the shelter in place order due to the Coronavirus. Build Days for 2021 are TENTATIVE at this point, and scheduled for March 20-21. No matter, you will need to build your kits before your bees arrive. We have verified that the shipment and pickup of package bees still fall under essential services - Agriculture, so bee packages you have ordered on your own will be coming on time.
T build equipment at home, you will need the following:
You can order from any beekeeping supply company. If you are looking for local resources that you can call and drive to, you can find many vendors on the Ohio State Beekeepers Classifieds.
Wood burn them
So many things you can do!
Install your wax in the frames - Electric method
Install wax in the frames - spur embedder - after putting a raised plane of wood under your wired foundation, use the embedder manually along the lines of the cross wire to embed the wire into the wax. Be careful to nly embed the wax, not tear the wax.
There are videos out there using monofilament to held in wax - once you become more experienced you can choose new and different methods to build your equipment. You will see it all!
The Ohio State Beekeepers is a great resource for video training. Jump in and learn at