How to assemble a beehive kit

This beehive is built from a kit by Dadant & Sons, Inc.

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Gather your supplies. This beginner's kit included everything for a complete one-story hive (except the bees, of course).

Gather your supplies. This beginner's kit included everything for a complete one-story hive (except the bees, of course).

Sort and separate supplies by hive component to be built.

Sort and separate supplies by hive component to be built.

Nail together as described to build the base, inner and outer lids, hive body, and the frames.

Nail together as described to build the base, inner and outer lids, hive body, and the frames.

Frames (behind) and inner and outer covers (forward)

Frames (behind) and inner and outer covers (forward)

Hive body under construction

Hive body under construction

Completed one-story hive

Completed one-story hive

Hive open showing frames, inner and outer covers, and Boardman feeder base

Hive open showing frames, inner and outer covers, and Boardman feeder base

Next steps: -Study First Lessons in Beekeeping -Order package bees (2-3 pounds of workers and a mated queen) for delivery in early spring -Prepare for installation at the apiary site (my backyard)

Next steps: -Study First Lessons in Beekeeping -Order package bees (2-3 pounds of workers and a mated queen) for delivery in early spring -Prepare for installation at the apiary site (my backyard)

  • 1.0 Complete Beginner's Beekeeping Set from Dadant Inc
  • Excitement about raising bees