Assembling your own gear is easier than you may think. If you want to keep bees on a budget, it is the best way to go.
Many backyard beekeepers or hobbyists enjoy buying and assembling their own gear because it gives them an opportunity to 'tinker'.
And if you want to make beekeeping a family activity, then your kids will get a lot out of helping you knock together boxes or wire frames (with supervision, of course!).
We recommend that you treat your DIY woodware after assembly.