Beehive Plans

Use beehive plans and instructions to build catching frames, bee feeders, solar wax melter or bee vacuum. Simple plans include a Snellgrove board and a slated bottom rack. Build an interesting observation hive that will fascinate both adults and children.


Swarm Catching Frame
Swarm Catching Frame
Step by step plans for a catching frame that offers easy capture of feral comb.
Screen Bottom Board
Screen Bottom Board
Download instructions for building a screen bottom board for a beehive.
A Miller Bee Feeder
A Miller Bee Feeder
Keep bees undisturbed by making this miller type bee feeder.
A Slated Bottom Rack
A Slated Bottom Rack
Build this bottom rack to be placed at the bottom of the hive for proper ventilation.
Snellgrove Board
Snellgrove Board
You can have multiple hives with a double screen snellgrove board you made using this project.
Simple Solar Was Melter
Simple Solar Was Melter
This is an easy to make wax melter that lets the sun do the melting.
Ten Frame Beehive
Ten Frame Beehive
Here are easy to follow detailed plans for building a ten frame beehive.
Bee Vacuum
Bee Vacuum
Using a bee vacuum makes pulling hives saver and more effective.
Five Frame Nuc Hive
Five Frame Nuc Hive
Using these instructions you can create a five frame hive.

Three Frame Observation
Three Frame Observation
Easy-to-follow instructions for creating an observation hive with three frames.
Honey Extractor
Honey Extractor
Build a twenty frame honey extractor with these plans.
Ten Frame Assembly Jig
Ten Frame Assembly Jig
Create this ten frame assembly jig for a beehive.
Build A Beehive
Build A Beehive
Make a beehive using these illustrative drawings and detailed instructions.
Suburban Beehive
Suburban Beehive
Easy to build beehive that consists of 12 big mouth quart size jars attached to a solid and secure wooden box.
Top Bar Beehive
Top Bar Beehive
Here are step by step plans for building a top bar beehive with a single bar of wood.
DIY Project
DIY Project
Using untreated 3/4 inch boards, you can easily build a beehive from the ground up.
Beekeeping 101
Beekeeping 101
Read how to best prepare for owning and maintaining your own beehives, the best environment for beekeeping and more.
Three Beehive Plans
Three Beehive Plans
Here are three downloadable beehive projects from experts in the field of bee keeping.
Simple Hive Tutorial
Simple Hive Tutorial
This pole mounted beehive uses a small amount of wood and some plastic nesting trays.
The Mini
The Mini
Create a small wooden beehive with a planter on one side and a pond of water on the other.
Budget Beehive
Budget Beehive
This plan uses a 4 x 8 sheet of your choice of wood and turns it into a well-made beehive.





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