In the last years bees have been in the media spotlight because of the declining populations and their major impact on food produce. Statistics says that beehives are now disappearing at an alarmingly rapid rate, which is largely due to pesticides and mites, as well as climate change. So, a lot of people in the world tried to preserve their beehives which are so simple, but so effective, to stop the decline and produce organic honey for consumption.
Below we will share with you a instruction for a homemade beehive which is made by a guy. His beehive is so simple to make and also its amazing benefits in terms of saving the bees:
For this beehive you will need:
- a pre-made bottom beehive kit,
- some jars for the main beehive
- 12 big mouth quart-sized jars for the honeycomb;
- one piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (cut two pieces to 22″ each for the sides);
- one piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (cut two pieces to 18″ each for the front and back);
- one piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (cut two pieces to 22″ each for the top frame’s left and right sides);
- one piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (cut two pieces to 18″ each for the top frame’s front and back sides);
- a piece of thick plywood cut to 16″ x 20″;
- one box of 1″ wood screws;
- one can of any dark wood stain.
The plywood will serve as a frame for the beehive kit. 12 holes should then be drilled into the 16″ x 20″ piece of plywood which should be big enough to screw the mason jars into. Screw together the four pieces of 18″ and 22″ wood that were cut earlier and stain it any color you’d like or none at all. Then screw in the jars.
Then you should place starter strips of combs inside the jar and then add the bees!
As soon as you do this, they will become attracted to the comb, and start the process of making honey.Once the jars are full with honey, you can twist the lids on, so that the bees will keep working whilst the honey is being harvested. With the lids on, due to the lack of ventilation, the jars will quickly heat up, so make sure you keep them in the shade.
This will provide a constant supply of delicious honey and will prevent the rapid decline of the bee population.