Build your own Screened Bottom Board

If you are handy with woodworking I found this site to make screened bottom boards. I went to Highland hardware and got a roll of screen for about $20. This roll looks like it will make 100 screened bottom boards. Using scrap wood these were easy to make. Other than the screen, there was not cost. You will need 2 scrap 2 ft. 2×4’s . On cold snowy days this was easy breezy. the web site is
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/bottomboard/bottomboard.htm

New to Beekeeping

If anyone is wondering when is best time to get involved in beekeeping. The time is now. The bees will be delivered early April, so they must be ordered now. You have 2 months to get your equipment, assemble it, and paint it. The Cookeville Beekeepers will be offering a beginners class for those who want to learn more. They will have a meeting Feb. 7 @ 6:30 at the Putnam Extension off. by the fairgrounds.