From the Book, Bad Beekeeping, by Ron Miksha

Building a New Honey House

Beekeepers amass a huge assemblage of expensive equipment. They usually build their own warehouses, their own boxes and frames. Beekeepers keep old trucks running by cannibalizing older trucks. A few beekeepers, perhaps better at bartering, may hire people to pour their floors and raise their walls. I had little confidence in my physical skills, so I tended to commission my major chores. But then I found myself dissatisfied with the professional results. Eventually, I learned to mix my own cement and drive some of my own nails. The quality was almost equal to that of the tradesmen who sporadically worked my projects. The cost was always less.