Anytime of the year is perfect to build and maintain beekeeping equipment. Let me introduce you briefly how I made a Template for assembling LR (Langstroth) hive.
The template is made mostly of particle board and is made from the bottom bracket, the spot in the center (which height is half of the hive body box) and wooden side struts.
In the following video presentation I have used the system coupling with keyway and preresom. This stencil printing of the hive is suitable for all types of welding in which the screw is used.
Advantages of Template
The template makes it easier, more accurate and faster assembly. You do not need clamps and the meter because the template ensures that consists of loading in the right corner.
Possible improvements of Template
Described template is more suitable for domestic use in mass production you could use instead of wood simple metal base and made movable side braces (for different thickness editions).