Making the Eight Frame Hive

Making the Eight Frame Hive

This is a book of printed plans. The eight frame hive was the standard hive at the beginning of the 20th century, especially for comb honey production.  The 8 frame hive never quite died out and while difficult to find today, it's still preferred by many beekeepers because the smaller size is lighter and easier to handle. Plans include all parts of the hive- the bottom board, supers, Hoffman style frames and inner cover. The standard telescoping cover is included, plus the historic Excelsior cover. A simple finger jointing jig, as well as other jigs to facilitate making multiple parts are included.  24 pages, 8 1/2" x 11".

Note: Because 8 and 10 frame hives differ mostly in width, this book contains similar information to Bee Hive Construction.


2 Responses to Making the Eight Frame Hive

  1. Khamla says:

    Varroa was just biinnnegg to be a problem around here when I quit. I was lucky and didn’t really have any problems with mites or predators. No, they’re not chickens, but it will be a lot of fun! And certainly less confining.

  2. Mike Grueninger says:

    I am interested in 8 Frame Hive Plans.