Bees are in the top news lately due to the fact that their number is decreasing and that is having an impact on the food produce. The news is alarming us that the climate change alongside with mites and pesticides are the reasons why beehives are disappearing more and more every day.
Many people acknowledged the significance of this problem so much that they have decided to build beehives where they will keep the bees. This is actually very simple task and it will help with the declining of the bee population and you will also be able to produce your very own homemade honey.
The building of the beehive will require one floor beehive kit that is pre-made, plywood, and for the basic beehive you will need some jars, along with 1 part of 2 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches wood (for the sides just cut two parts to 22 inches each); one part of 2 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches wood (for the face and the back cut 2 parts to 18 inches each); one part of 1 inches x 1 inches x 6 inches wood (cut two parts to 22 inches each); 1 part of 1 inches x 1 inches x 6 inches wood (for the frame’s top face and back sides cut two pieces to 18 inches each); one part of solid plywood cut to 16 inches x 20 inches; twelve quart-sized jars with big mouths for the honeycomb; one pack of 1 inch wood screws; 1 can of whatever kind of dim wood color; and your bees.
You can strain the plywood however you want because it will be the frame of the beehive gear. You will need to drill twelve holes into the plywood as big as your jars so that they can be placed into them. By screwing jointly the four parts of the 18 inches and the 22 inches plywood you will make the top frame, and you can stain it in any color.
You will have to sanitize all the jars before you twist them in the holes upside down inside the jars you will have to add the washers or the shims that will act like support mechanism for when they get filled up with honey. The drilled holes should fit with the lids of your jars, therefore, the beehive holes and the jar should have a 1/16 inches gap between them. You can add the bees after you have placed empty combs or starter strips inside the 12 jars. The bees will be attracted to combs and they will start producing honey right away. You can harvest the honey after the jar has been filled and you will need to keep the jars in a dark place.
I believe it is an easy and cheap way to create a beehive and the free honey supply makes this project something that you should give it a try.
Source > truththeory.com