The existing colony has finally started to increase in numbers, and is drawing out fresh new brood comb. The plan had been (and still is) to replace the current brood box with an all-new deep box.
Replacing the current brood box with the deeper version adds about four inches (about 0.1016m, which shows you how useless SI units are for the real world) to the stack height. This being a WBC hive, to allow for the increase, I need one more lift.
Guess who forgot to bring the extra lift? See blog title for a clue.
Ground floor: perfumery
stationery and leather goods
wigs and haberdashery
kitchenware and food. Going up!
First floor: telephones
gents ready-made suits
shirts, socks, ties, hats
underwear and shoes. Going up!
Second floor: carpets
travel goods and bedding
material, soft furnishings,
restaurant and teas. Going down!