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Build A Bee Hive Bed

Build A Bee Hive Bed

Just what is a bee bed? And why would anyone want one? Well, a picture is worth a thousands words. But here some of what comes to mind: it’s a great way to get some hive buzz and air for your health. a hide out […]

Building Beehives for Dummies

Building Beehives for Dummies

Do you like building bee equipment? If so, then “Building Beehives for Dummies“, by Howland Blackiston is a must have book. It’s got: plans materials lists detailed instructions for just about every conceivable piece of bee equipment This book can guide a wood wacker like me, to […]

Build a Top Bar Hive

Build a Top Bar Hive

Top bar hives are the ultimate do-it-yourself hive. They: can be built from local material require few construction tools or skills can be designed to fit unique needs cost almost nothing can be easily modified or scrapped Just about anyone, regardless of experience, can easily […]

Honey Strainer

Honey Strainer

It’s easy to build a simple strainer, that uses gravity, to separate honey from beeswax. It consists of: a bucket lid a 5 gallon elastic nylon paint strainer bag a small wood block a bucket with holes drilled in the bottom a bucket with a […]

How I Build Top Bar Hives

How I Build Top Bar Hives

Hive Body My top bar hive bodies are built from 1″ x 6″ x 6′ lumber, glued together forming the basic building stock. Individual parts are cut out of the building stock. Then they are glued and screwed together.           Top […]

New Top Bar Hive Design

New Top Bar Hive Design

My Tanzanian top bar hive is a good hive. It is completely compatible with conventional beekeeping equipment. It can be run in various configurations. And it’s easy to build. It’s a conventional long hive with top bar hive functionality. But it has one major drawback […]

Multipurpose Top Bar Hive

Multipurpose Top Bar Hive

Want plans? Download a Google Sketchup based plan for this hive: multipurpose top bar hive.skp Before building this hive, be sure to check the length of your Langstroth frames. This hive is designed to work with 19″ long frames. If yours are larger, be sure […]

Observation Hive

Observation Hive

Plans? Want plans? Here’s a Google Sketchup based plan for this hive: observation hive.skp This hive is one frame high and four frames wide. It is large enough so that a small colony of bee can sustain itself during the summer. And it is easily […]