Tips to Assemble a Hobby Bee Hive Kit


| 1/11/2018 11:35:00 AM


Tags: beekeeping, Kerry Mann, Wisconsin,

As homesteaders going on year three, we decided to start our journey as beekeepers.

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It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees.  Honey bees play a significant role in the pollination of important crops. Besides pollination for our garden and the 4 fruit trees we planted last year, we also wanted bees for the honey and wax.

After some research we found our Bee Hive Kit from a company called WesternBee.com. Their kits are made in the US, sourced from US Forests and they use Ponderosa Pine which is a species of wood that holds up a lot better than most.  

Many bee hive kits sold online are not assembled. We recommend buying an unassembled kit. We were able to learn more about the hive and the various parts by assembling it ourselves.

After unboxing our bee kit and finding literally hundreds of nails, plasticell, wood pieces and more, we were a bit overwhelmed, but we did not need to be. Here are some things we learned that can help make assembling your bee hive kit a breeze:




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