Here’s How to Make a Homemade Beehive & Help Save the Bees

Bees will turn into endangered species due to the persistent decline in populations. These beneficial insects are highly needed for the food produce, and as well as for the manufacturing of organic honey known for its valuable properties.

In the recent years beehives are rapidly disappearing as a result of the use of pesticides, climate changes, and mites.

For that reason, many people knowing the extreme value of bees are trying to preserve their beehives. This hard-working insect provides us with healthy honey, and we should do everything that is in our power to protect it.

One of the keepers of beehives has introduced a homemade beehive on the net which immediately when turned viral became rapidly popular. He provides simple instructions for its making and as a result of this way of making the beehive is properly protected thus ensuring a safe lifespan of the bees:

DIY Safe Beehive

Needed Things:

  • A bottom beehive kit, previously made;
  • 12 big mouth quart-sized jars for the honeycomb;
  • Jars for the main beehive;
  • Plywood;
  • 1 piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (cutit into 2 pieces to 18″ each for the top frame’s front and back sides);
  • 1 piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (cutit into 2 pieces to 18″ each for the front and back);
  • 1 piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (cut it into 2 pieces to 22″ each for the sides);
  • 1 piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (cutit into 2 pieces to 22″ each for the top frame’s left and right sides);
  • 1 piece of thick plywood cut to 16″ x 20″;
  • 1 can of any dark wood stain
  • 1 box of 1″ wood screws.

Instructions:

The plywood will be used as a frame for the beehive kit, and you can color-stain it as it suits you. After that, drill 12 holes into the 16″ x 20″ piece of plywood, big enough to screw the mason jars into.

Now, make the frame by screwing the four pieces of 18″ and 22″ plywood together. Stain these pieces with the color you want.

Prior twisting the 12 mason jars upside-down into the holesmake sure to follow these steps.

First ensure their sanitization, and thenadd washers or shims into the jars in order to support the weight of the honey. Finally nicely close the jars with lids and place them into the drilled holes. Believe us they will fit perfectly, with less than a 1/16″ gap in between. In the end, put the empty combs or starter strips into the jars, and thenlet the bees enter. The bees will get attracted to the comb, and initiate the process of making honey.

Once the jars have plenty of honey, twist the lids on so that the hard-working bees continue their work while you are harvesting the honey. However, make sure to keep the jars in the shade while harvesting the honey because as aresult of ventilation shortage, the jars will quickly heat up.

This type of beehive will protect your bees from extinction, and they will offer you plenty of honey and thus enjoy its flavor and all its health benefits. Believe us, all this effort is worth it!

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