Beekeeping Hive – What To Do If You Want To Build Your Own

Beekeeping Hive – What To Do If You Want To Build Your Own

The beehive serves as home base for bees. The hives found in nature are called “nests,” while man-made beehives are referred to as “beehives.” A beekeeping hive is composed of honeycombs where the bees store pollen, which will eventually be turned into honey.  This is also where the bees keep and rear their young. Some beekeeping hives are like a box, and the honeycombs are placed in a single frame. About 9 to 10 frames can be placed in a single beehive. There are other hives which are made from mud or clay, and even from hollowed out trees.

Anyone can build their own beekeeping hive easily. The first step is obtaining instructions on how to build a beekeeping hive. These can be found on the Internet or probably in a book about beekeeping. After getting these instructions, one should read the instructions carefully and thoroughly before getting started. It’s better if the instructions come with diagrams and a photo of the finished product, so that one knows if he/she is constructing the hive correctly.

The next step in making the hive is to buy the required lumber and tools (if one doesn’t have these already). Before building, one should choose the best place to put the beehive. It should be kept away from anyone’s path, placed not too near the house (one shouldn’t get tired from carrying their beekeeping equipment to the beehives), and near a lot of flowers and fruit trees. Once all tools and lumber have been set up, it is time to start building.

The beehive has precise measurements, so one should be careful in cutting the lumber to the right length and width. If there is no power saw at home, one can buy pieces of lumber which have been cut to the exact measurements specified in the instructions. If the lumber has been already cut, all that is left to do is to staple (or nail) the pieces together based on the diagram. A staple or nail gun is best since one doesn’t have to exert too much effort and avoid hitting a finger with the hammer. Finally, paint the beehive and put it in place.


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