Building Honey Bee Boxes

You have three choices when it comes to getting a honey bee box: buy a complete box for a lot of money, buy separate parts and put them together for less money, or build all your parts from scratch and save over 50% of your money. Regardless of which option you choose, you should always purchase your supplies from an esteemed bee seller. Buying cheap supplies not only will not last very long, it may also cause damage to your bees (and your honey!).

  • Always use untreated wood – typically pine or cedar.[3]
  • None of the boxes/supers have bottoms, so you’ll only need to purchase enough wood to create the outer edges for you multiple supers.
  • Some supplies – like your frames and the outer lid – can’t be made easily, and you’ll have to buckle down and purchase them.