Bee Keeping In Mason Jars!

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Many homesteaders want bees but because of the suburban environment this can be a challenge.  However with a bit of thinking through and some research it can be done.  Here is one ingenious way to make a beehive simply with Mason Jars.

Mason Jar Bees

 

Materials Needed TO Make Your Own Backyard Beehive In A Jar:

1 – Piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (cut 2 pieces for the sides to 22″)
1 – Piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (cut 2 pieces for the front and back to 18″)
1 – Piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (cut 2 pieces for the top frame left and right sides to 22″)
1 – Piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (cut 2 pieces for the top frame front and back to 18″)
1 – Piece of thick plywood (cut to 16″ X 20″)
1 – Bottom beehive kit (for the bees to enter and exit)
12 – Mason Jars (for honeycomb)
1 – Box of wood screws (size 1″ screws)
1 – Can of wood stain (use a dark wood stain of your choice)

Step 1:

Cut a piece of thick plywood to 16″ x 20″

Step 2:

Measure and center for 12 holes

Drill 12 holes measuring approximately 3 1/2″. Use a hole saw for best results.

Step 3:

Screw everything together

From a 2″ x 12″ x 6′ board, cut two 22″ pieces. And from a 2″ x 12″ x 6” board, cut two 18″ pieces. Screw everything together. You may also stain the wood a your color of choice.

Step 4:

Arrange the mason jars

Step 5:

Let the bees fill the jar with honey!

Once filled, you can pop the jar lids back to cover them.

Via pioneersettler.com    Original source from: removeandreplace.com

Click to the next page to see 3 short but very informative videos on mason jar honey…

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