The major reasons for global bees-decline are climate change, industrial agriculture, and pathogens/parasites. Unluckily, it is not only having a negative impact on honey supply.
In case all the bees in the world died, many foods we eat would no longer exist; as foods like cherries and almonds, for example, depend on pollination by bees to grow.
That’s why some people are making homemade beehives. Not only is it necessary for the future of the fragile ecosystem of our planet, it can also help us create our own honey.
Here is how to build your own beehives:
Just follow these instructions.
You should purchase a plywood, bottom beehive kit, and twelve jars: a piece of thick plywood cut to sixteen″ x twenty″; a piece of one″ x one″ x six′ wood (cut 2 pieces to twenty-two″ for the right and left sides of the top frame); a piece of two″ x twelve″ x six′ wood (cut 2 pieces to twenty-two″ for the sides); a piece of one″ x one″ x six′ wood (cut 2 pieces to eighteen″ for the back and front sides of the top frame); a piece of two″ x twelve″ x six′ wood (cut 2 pieces to eighteen″ for the back and front); a can of dark wood stain; a box of one″ wood screws; twelve wide mouth quart-sized jars; and
Measure all of the plywood and then cut the pieces.
Afterwards, you should make the top of your hive. Take the sixteen″ x twenty″ plywood piece and measure where the twelve holes should be. Drill them with a hole saw. Make sure the holes are three and a half″ in diameter. Screw in your jars to ensure they will fit in the holes.
Then, screw together the 4 pieces of twenty-two″ and eighteen″ plywood to build the top frame. You can stain it the color you like.
Twist a jar upside-down into any hole. Sanitize the jars prior to twisting them into the holes.
Next, add shims or washers inside your jars. Once you’ve screwed on the lids, your jars need to be snug with a 1/16″ gap between the beehive hole and the jar.
Once you have placed empty combs or starter strips combs inside your jars, you should add the bees.
Twist your lids on, when your jars include honey. By doing so, your bees can continue to work, while you are harvesting your honey.
Your jars will soon become heated as there is no ventilation. That’s why you should keep your jars away from direct sunlight.