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Step 2: Build the Hive Box
Take the two short sides and stand them up on your work surface with the rebates towards each other. Be sure you have edges with the rebates in them facing the same way. Lay one of the long sides over the top of the two short sides and fasten them together.
Flip the box assembly over and lay the other long side over the top of the two short sides. Fasten it in place. Congratulations on completing the main hive box assembly! Next we will add the top bars.
Step 3: Attach the Top Bars and Handles
Take the 8 topbars measuring 32cm long by 2.4cm wide by 1cm thick (12 5/8″ long by 15/16″ wide by 3/8″ thick) and lay them on the rebates in the hive box. Fasten them in place.
Place the hive box on its side and attach some handles. You can use scrap pieces of wood for your handles, or you can cut handles measuring 20cm to 25cm long by 5cm to 15cm wide (7 7/8″ to 9 13/16″ long by 1 15/16″ to 5 7/8″ wide). You can style them with rounded edges or leave them plain. Feel free to experiment to find what works for you.
Congratulations! You have completed the Warre Hive Box. In the next section, we will build the Warre Hive Roof.