A lot of us pay a premium for high-quality raw honey. Not only is local honey tasty, it has plenty of health benefits. Now, just imagine if you had your own honey producing hive. Not only would you have your own delicious honey, you may be able to turn a profit and you’ll be contributing to the ecosystem. If you have a decent amount of property, or better yet, you are already homesteading, a bee hive could be doubly beneficial since you would help your garden plants pollinate.
On Morning Chores, there is a great list of 38 DIY bee hive plans and ideas that can help you get your own hive going. This comprehensive guide tells you everything you need to know about building your own hives, including pros and cons of every type of design. There are tutorials that tell you how to build different styles, and the best part is that there are styles that suit every climate, budget, and maintenance preference.