The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeepingequipment
Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up bookto the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provideseverything you need to learn how to build some of the world's mostpopular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each designthe book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardwareand fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, andillustrative drawings that show how the components all fittogether. There are over a dozen plans in all, including thetraditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designsfor elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board,the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive topfeeders, and more. The book contains introductory chaptersthat teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any ofthe plans in the book.
Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasonedol’timer, Building Beehives forDummies provides you with the information you need toplan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories).You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how tomaintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy,where to locate your hive, and much more.
- Covers "bee space," the critical technical measurement within abeehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your colonies
- Offers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighborshappy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional lawsand regulations
- Provides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun andprofit
In today’s world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics andsustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you andyour bees will appreciate and benefit from.