The basement: simple construction. ¼" aluminum channel is screwed to the inner sides to allow for a simple catchment drawer made from corrugated plastic. The screws above that support the screened floor.
first box with a permanent entrance and a natural branch wedged inside as a comb support. The ½" offset between the dimension of the basement and the perimeter of the supers lock the floating mesh floor in place and provide some stability to the hive.