To give you some background information to this post (which has really just been an excuse to research and rewatch one of my favourite childhood tv programmes), Macgyver was an American TV show that used to screen every Saturday when I was growing up. The titular character who sported a lightly gelled mullet was regularly fighting the forces of evil with his trusty Swiss army knife and a paperclip. He was a master problem solver, engineering elegant solutions from his surroundings. Helping the downtrodden or vulnerable using his quick mind for problem-solving.
For example, when I took over the piece of land that is now the orchard I was pleased to find a little barn with a pig arc roof. A useful space for storing all my beekeeping nik naks and straw bails for my tree mulch. But it didn't have a door and it really needed one - not really for theft prevention but just a door frame without a door seems problematic to me. So I wrenched off some old blocks of wood from one of the old goat fences and chiselled together a door.But Frugal Orchardism comes into its own when one is faced with the challenges of beekeeping. As the annual delivery of beekeeping supplies catalogues will gladly tell you there is always a solution to your beekeeping problems as long as you have the funds... But if MacGyver could make a telescope out of a newspaper and a magnifying glass surely I can build some beehive parts for free.