|Project by TomFran||posted 11-06-2010 04:58 PM||4141 views||9 times favorited||48 comments|
My wife and I got into keeping honeybees this year. Pictured is a new hive that I’ve built to accommodate a new group of bees that I will possibly get when my present bees swarm in the spring, due to crowding in their existing hive.
The first picture shows the complete hive with all it components assembled.
The next one is the hive stand.
The next is the hive stand with the screened bottom board, which provides ventilation and pest management.
The following one is with a hive body added. In this box are inserted the “frames” which will contain the honey comb which the bees build upon them.
Next, the hive with hive bodies, which has (24) frames – (8) per hive body.
Next is the hive with the inner cover installed.
The first picture shows the final component in place and that is the telescopic outer cover with an aluminum top to protect the hive from rain.
For a few more pictures of what these “frames” look like when they have bees on them, here's a link to another post.
Thanks for looking!
-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28