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How To Make a Top Bar Hive.

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I am making a top bar beehive to include bees as part of my garden. In this video I show you pretty much step by step how I made this top bar beehive. Parts list Sides 2x 1100mmx300mm Ends 2x 450mmx300mm Follower board 2x 380mm across the top 130mm across the bottom 280mm deep Winter floor 1x 1100mmx180mm (optional) Roof frame sides 2x 1180mmx75mm Roof frame ends 2x 455mmx150mm I cut these with a gable roof angle but you could keep them flat if you prefer. The above parts should be 25mm if you live in a cold climate but I have have used 18mm ply as my winteres dont get to cold. Legs 4x 800mm and of a standard that will support the hive for many years. Roof I used 2x 1200mmx300mm ply that I used to make the hive but you could easily go down to 10mm ply as long as it is exterior grade. Top bars 430mmx34mmx22mm you will need about 30 and any straight grained wood should be fine. comb guides 300mmx6mm half round dowel You will need one for each top bar. You will also need some perpex if you wish to make an inspection window along with hinges and some sort of latch for the door. Screws, nails and exterior grade pva glue. The plans for this hive were obtained from http://www.biobees.com/build-a-beehive-free-plans.php http://www.theproductivegarden.com Follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theproductivegarden Music in this video intro is from www.pacdv.com/sounds/
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Romelia Polly (9 месяцев назад)
Im using Woodprix instructions to make it and I do it already :)
Egor Moisenko (11 месяцев назад)
Make it yourself thanks to woodprix plans. I think it's the best way to learn how to build it in the cheapest way.
Владимир Путин (1 год назад)
You should go to woodprix site if you'd like to make it yourself guys.
Romelia Polly (1 год назад)
I made it by myself. I used woodprix woodworking plans for that.
Romelia Polly (1 год назад)
I am sure you can still buy handbook with all info you need on woodprix. Just google it.
dogfight156 (3 года назад)
awesome vid!
Bradley Suiter (4 года назад)
Well done. The hive looks great. Just wondering how the ply stands up to the weather? I plan on making mine out of pine hoping it wont warp.
The Productive Garden (4 года назад)
Thank you very much :) The pine is doing well one year on. There is no sign or delaminating at all. The roof does need another coat of linseed and beeswax though. I wouldnt make the bars out of ply though. I have seen some bad results from this so solid wood is definitely needed for the bars. I think the pine will be ok as long as it is well sealed on the outside atleast. Good luck with your hive :)
557Charlie (4 года назад)
Nice,i will try to build one,thanks.I recommend everybody to build one to save the bees
The Productive Garden (4 года назад)
I am glad you found it useful. It would be great to see many more people with beehives. That take a bit of time and care to make but they are easy to put together. Thanks for watching and commenting :)
thegigiator (4 года назад)
Hopefully I carried these over properly to SAE. You will have to make the determination at the lumber yard as to the proper boards. Parts List SAE Conversion Sides 2 x 43.3" x 11.8" Ends 2 x 17.7" x 11.8" Follower board 2 x 14.96" across the top 5.12" across the bottom 11.0" deep Winter floor 1 x 43.3"x 7.08" (optional) Roof frame sides 2 x 46.45" x 2.95" Roof frame ends 2 x 17.9" x 5.9" I cut these with a gable roof angle but you could keep them flat if you prefer. The above parts should be .98" if you live in a cold climate but I have have used .71" ply as my winteres dont get to cold. Legs 4 x 31.5" and of a standard that will support the hive for many years. Roof I used 2 x 47.24" x 11.8" ply that I used to make the hive but you could easily go down to .39" ply as long as it is exterior grade. Top bars 16.93" x 1.34" x .87" you will need about 30 and any straight grained wood should be fine. comb guides 11.8" x .24" half round dowel You will need one for each top bar. You will also need some perpex if you wish to make an inspection window along with hinges and some sort of latch for the door. Screws, nails and exterior grade pva glue.
thegigiator (4 года назад)
A simple converter for either direction is at worldwidemetric dot com.
thegigiator (4 года назад)
This is video is exactly what we need, someone who is just like 99% when it comes to ordinary carpentry construction. I appreciate your effort and will attempt to emulate much of what you used. Thanks also for the conversion as it will make it a bit simpler at the lumber yard here in the U.S. even though metric is far simpler. I will as well take into account the bar dimensions from Mr. Chandler below. I have his book coming in from Amazon in a few days. I will check out the video on the roof treatment as well. Your plywood cuts were quite straight. Did you have a table saw or just a steady hand with the circular?
thegigiator (4 года назад)
+The Productive Garden I will look for that video when it is done. I had forgotten that I downloaded Phil Chandlers ebook on this some time back in which are the conversions broken down as well. Your demonstration brings it to life. Thanks a bunch.  
The Productive Garden (4 года назад)
I am glad you found the video useful. I cut the plywood free hand with a circular saw. I guess it looks steady on camera but up close not as steady lol. With the dowel I fixed to the bottom of the top bars I ended up making them longer so that they would slip and fall into the hive. I will be making a follow up video on this very soon. Thanks for watching and for your conversions :)
The Productive Garden (5 лет назад)
Thanks very much. Thanks for watching and commenting :)
MrIamCute (5 лет назад)
Good job, man!
The Productive Garden (5 лет назад)
No problem. I am happy to share what I am doing. Thanks for watching and commenting :)
freakygeaktwo (5 лет назад)
well done sir thanks for sharing.
The Productive Garden (5 лет назад)
Thank you very much Phil :) I do have some shims from when I had the top bars ripped down from their original 42mm. They end up being 4 - 5mm so they should do well for the honey area. Thanks for watching and commenting :)
Phil Chandler (5 лет назад)
Nice job, John! I'm changing over to 38mm wide top bars this year, but you may find 34mm works for you in the brood area - you may want to use wider bars or shims in the honey area, though.
The Productive Garden (5 лет назад)
That is good. I dont think they will even notice. I am part of a local bee group so I am sure I will get good guidance managing my bees well. Thanks for watching and commenting :)
The Productive Garden (5 лет назад)
Thanks. I dont think they will even notice. I will have the hive away from their side of the yard so the bees will have to go over the fence to get into their property before they get to their yard so this will help disperse them abit. Thanks for watching and commenting :)
Joseph M (5 лет назад)
Thank you, inspiring. I wonder if your neighbors will mind all the bees?

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