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It was walking around Farmers Markets that first introduced us to the idea of beekeeping, and making our own, very local and organic honey. Keep in mind; You don't need to live on a farm to keep bees, a common suburban backyard is a great place for beehives. There are many common beehive kits are available - however this unique DIY design inspires us to blend simple design with functionality. via RemoveandReplace.

What You Will Need 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 – Big mouth quart sized jars (for honeycomb)
1 – Box of wood screws (size 1″ screws)
1 – Can of wood stain (use a dark wood stain of your choice)

Assembly is fairly straight forward - Take your plywood and drill 12 evenly spaced holes for the mason jars to sit in. Cut and attach your side trimmings to hold the plywood in place. Assemble your honeycombs into the mason jars and attach to the holes you have drills. After the bees settle in - you will begin to see honey production.

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