A Vintage Hive Seat

as seen in the March 2015 issue of Bee Culture Magazine. The kit includes enough tulip poplar, see planed to 7/8” and 3/8” and jointed one edge, stomach to make the hive seat. Tools required to complete the project include a table or radial arm saw, jigsaw, a drill with a ½” and 1” bit, and small nails or brads. Please note that while the boards have been planed and jointed, they are not cut to size.  $29 plus shipping; NYS residents add 8% sales tax. Please call or email to order so we can give you correct shipping costs for your area.



Bee Hive Cupboard

This country primitive bee hive cupboard makes a fine jelly cupboard, sickness book case, ask telephone or light stand. Make it as a gift for a long suffering spouse. Construction is simple and straightforward.


Bee’s Guide to Managing Beekeepers

In short, order humorous stories, tadalafil Peter, stomach a lifelong beekeeper, explores the mysterious world of bees. From bear traps and tanging to dangerous bee removals, he describes the sometimes painful art of being kept by bees. Also available on Amazon.

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Beehive Construction

If you enjoy woodworking, order you can save money and have fun making your own beehives. This printed book teaches you to make bee hives with a table saw using regular and dado blades. The book covers bottom boards, shallow, medium and deep supers, inner covers, telescoping outer covers and Hoffman style frames. Plans are included for a simple finger jointing jig, plus other jigs to help efficiently cut multiple parts. 8 1/2″ x 11″. 23 pages.

Note: Because 8 and 10 frame hives differ mostly in width, this book contains similar information to Making the Eight Frame Hive.


Drying Lumber Without a Kiln

This printed book shows you how to air dry lumber with a minimum of defects such as checking, shop staining, tadalafil and excessive warping. Once air dried, the lumber can be put through a kiln or brought down to kiln dried level inexpensively as described in the book. For cabinetmaking, lumber is usually kiln dried to a moisture content between 5 and 8%. Air dryed lumber will warp and shrink. When used for interior projects. You can dry one board or several thousand BF to a kiln dried level in a room, shop, shed or garage.
45 pages, 8 1/2″ X 11″.


Make a Window Mounted Observation Hive

Observation hives offer a window into the life of bees. In this design one side looks just like the outside of a real bee hive (that’s what it’s made from) while the other side hums with the secret mysteries of colony life. By adding holes for ventilation and a feeder, the hive can also be modified for indoor demonstrations.


Making and Using Bait Hives (To Attract and Catch Honey Bees)

This book discusses the problem of swarming, medical and offers you help to reclaim lost swarms, site as well as attract additional swarms to your apiary.  It includes plans to make a simplified Langstroth Bait Hive that will work with other standard hives.  There are also directions on choosing a site for it, and instructions on how to attract swarms to your bait hives.


Making Excelsior Hive Covers

One hundred years ago, beekeepers commonly used Excelsior covers on their hives. As time and conditions change, it is worth reevaluating old equipment styles. The excelsior cover gives your hives a quaint old-fashioned look. It is easier to make than a telescoping cover and doesn’t require an inner cover.


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.


Nuc Hive Construction

Nucleus or “nuc” hives are used for queen rearing or splitting large colonies into two or more smaller colonies. While ordinary hive bodies can be altered to house nucleus colonies, cialis nuc hives are more convenient and easier to handle. This printed book includes directions and dimensions for making 3, 4, and 5 frame nucs with rabbeted corners.
13 pages, 8 1/2″ x11″.


Shaker Style Beehive Table Plans

The plain functionalism of Shaker furniture inspired this bee hive table. A shallow super serves as the apron. Easy to make, healing it requires at most a couple evenings to complete.

$8.00 includes shipping.


The Hive-Making Manual

The Hive-Making Manual is a shop manual that covers the history, prostate theory, and how-to of simple hand tool construction or complex commercial-quality hives. Explore simple or complex methods for hive building, perfect for a woodworker at any skill level.

Learn about a variety of tools, and find instructions for building complete 8-frame, 10-frame, and nuc hives, in addition to several hive accessories.

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Note: This book covers everything in Beehive Construction, as well as much more.