Plans needed for kids to build a beehive?

chrmann(z7 AL)March 21, 2009

Our scout group is doing a project called "save the bees". We are designing a woodland garden for beehives to be.

We need plans for a simple-to-make beehive that would not cost us much $ for upkeep.

Who has any plans and are willing to share them with me?



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Check with some of your local beekeepers. Many hives are just squares of wood. Rather than a bee hive I would suggest that your scouts build mason bee homes. These are tubes of cardboard that mason bees lay their eggs in along with food for the larva. Regular bee hives need continous care. They are not something that you build then leave.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2009 at 10:17PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

Bees seem to love our basil!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 1:04AM
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Bees need lots of flowering plants from which to collect pollen. A full sun would seem more appropriate than a woodland garden (to me, a woodland garden implies partial shade).

Just something to consider.

Here is a link that might be useful: Creating a pollinator garden

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 8:01AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Attached is a list of members of the Alabama Beekeepers Association. I hope you can find someone to help in your location.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2009 at 2:45PM
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