In this post, I describe how John Haverson and I made the log hives : using fire, chainsaw and gouges.
Without any special tools we began by using fire to help hollow the log.
The logs typically are between 32- 36″ long with a 12″ hole. This leaves plenty of wall thickness, needed for insulation.
We started by drilling a small hole through the log, working from both sides and hopefully meeting in the middle.