Use these free woodworking instructions to build a backyard bee house.
At the link you will find instructions for building this horizontal hive from just one sheet of plywood.
Build a gable roof on your stationary horizontal hive using these free instructions.
The Layens frame is designed to be deep enough for successful overwintering and rapid spring buildup. Build your own with these free instructions.
The Layens hive features extra deep frames and is ideal for successful overwintering as well as rapid spring colony buildup even in cold climates. Here is how to build it.
With just a little wood and some basic tools you can build this long langstroth hive. Here is how…
At the link be sure to click on the ‘Beehive Construction Diagram’ to see dimensions to build this beehive.
These hive plans are for a 2-frame wide hive with a pair of deep frames, and 3 pairs of mediums. Both sides open and a drawer at the bottom can remove what falls through the screened bottom.
Because of shrinking habitat, bees numbers are dwindling. One thing you can do to help is provide a nesting site for local, solitary bees by building this bee nesting block.
Hive bodies and honey supers are probably the most popular woodworking project for new beekeepers. They are easy to make, and there are times when we can all use a few more hive boxes than we have on hand.