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Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2009
9:49 PM

Post #7088907

Could someone tell me what size hive we should build for just one family for honey harvest? I'm new to bees other than planting flowers for them. Husband knows about them but is looking for a hive plan to build his own hive.
JsHoney
Forestville, NY

September 25, 2009
4:25 AM

Post #7102044

There are two types of hives your standard 10 frame and the 8 frame hive. http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/ has the plan to build a hive. Instead of building I would just buy a starter kit that way you get every thing you need to keep the hive.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2009
11:47 AM

Post #7102429

Thank you for the link. He's considering buying a hive complete with bees and equipment from somewhere close by but wanted to know how to build one in case the deal didn't work out.
topbarhive
Julian, NC

January 27, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7502560

You should consider a top bar hive, also known as a garden hive. They are small, easily managed, and provide plenty of honey for a family. I have seen several for sale on the internet or you can build one yourself.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2010
8:39 PM

Post #7502810

Thanks for the info on the top hive. My biggest problem seems to be getting DH to build one or two. Maybe while he's unable to do anything this weekend I can get him going on at least one.

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