Build it Yourself

If you are handy and have some basic tools it is possible to build many of the components of a bee hive cheaply at home. Below are plans for many common components. The standard 10 frame langstroth hive in shallow, medium and deep depths. Frames that are placed inside the hive 8-10 to a box. Note the height and design of the top and bottom bars of the frames vary depending on the depth of your boxes and the style of foundation you use. A screened bottom board used to reduce parasitic mite populations in hives. This replaces the solid bottom board in the 10 frame hive plans above.

Additional plans for a variety of equipment can be found at


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