I then made a trip to rural Shelbyville and had a lovely visit with Len and Cathy Chandler. Len and Cathy recently retired to Shelby County having moved from St. Charles, Illinois. Len has been beekeeping for 40+ years and has a wealth of knowledge. At this time he has about 20 hives, is fixing up a honey house, and likes doing things the old way. Recently he purchased a nice, big new honey extractor and had a couple of antique extractors to sell. When I finally left their homestead I had picked up several times to try with my bees, a couple of homemade nuc boxes, and a 4 frame honey extractor.
Later that afternoon, back at the farm, I started working on hive components and have 5 bottom boards ready for assembly. Unfortunately, I didn't bring along wood glue, so assembly will have to take place on another day.