12 DIY Beehive Plans And Ideas For Sustainable Honey

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Are you interested in raising bees to collect your own honey? There are a lot of things that you will need to do this at home. This includes a suitable beehive. If you are not interested in buying something that is ready made, then you might want to use some DIY beehive plans and ideas.

Making your own beehive is not hard to do, but it needs to be done correctly. The DIY beehive plans and ideas you can use will easily provide you with sustainable honey. You can make a beehive from some wood and by using the tower from an old computer system.

Constructing beehives is not hard to do when you have detailed DIY beehive plans and ideas available. The list we have compiled below will provide you with ways to have a steady supply of honey.

1. Top Bar Barrel Bee Hive

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photo by instructables.com

Materials: 55 gallon plastic barrel, various lumber, screws, power drill, circular saw
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: moderate

2. Computer Case Beehive

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photo by instructables.com

Materials: metal computer case, insulation, various wood, circular saw, power drill
Estimated Cost: very cheap
Difficulty: easy

3. Beehive In A Jar

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photo by removeandreplace.com

Materials: various pieces of wood, bottom beehive kit, quart sized jars, wood screws, power drill
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: easy

4. Honey Bee Boxes

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photo by cityboyhens.com

Materials: 3/4 inch wood boards, miter saw, power drill, wood glue
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: moderate

5. Vertical Top Bar Beehive

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photo by buzzaboutbees.net

Materials: 20 mm thick wood, circular saw, screws, power drill
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: moderate

6. Top Bar Beehive

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photo by wasatchwarre.files.wordpress.com

Materials: pine wood boards, circular saw, wood screws, power drill, wood glue
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: moderate

7. Shift Top Bar Bee Hive

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photo by instructables.com

Materials: Styrofoam boxes, tape measure, bamboo bars, circular saw
Estimated Cost: cheap
Difficulty: easy

8. Beehive From Tires

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photo by instructables.com

Materials: old tires, scrap wood, screws, hay or straw, plastic bags, saw, glue, screwdriver
Estimated Cost: cheap
Difficulty: easy

9. Wooden Beehive

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photo by littlehouseonthebighill.com

Materials: pine boards, router or circular saw, wood glue, clamps
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: moderate

10. The People’s Hive

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photo by warre.biobees.com

Materials: 20 mm thick wood, circular saw, wood screws, power drill, wood glue
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: moderate

11. Ten-Frame Langstroth Hive

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photo by dummies.com

Materials: pine wood boards, plywood, power drill, wood screws, wood glue
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty:  moderate

12. KISS Langstroth Hives

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photo by bbe-tech.com

Materials: pine wood boards, circular saw, wood  glue, wood screws, power drill, nails, hammer
Estimated Cost: average
Difficulty: moderate

Do you have your own DIY beehive plans and ideas that are simply amazing. We would love to see what you have come up with on our Facebook page.


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