If you want to start beekeeping but concerned about the space, don’t be. There are lots of solutions out there, you can even try my favorite, DIY mason jar beekeeping. You’ll just need a couple of supplies to get started, some wood, the bees, and you guessed it, mason jars! So scroll on and check out what the steps are so you can get started on beekeeping the easy way.
First get a piece of thick plywood and cut to 16″ x 20″.Then measure and center for 12 holes and drill the pilot holes.Next, drill 12 – 3 1/2″ holes with a hole saw (for the jars to fit into).
Next cut 2 – 22″ pieces from a 2″ x 12″ x 6′ board and 2 – 18″ pieces from a 2″ x 12″ x 6′ board.
Then screw everything together and stain the wood with dark wood stain (or whatever you choose).
Get your 12 wide mouth mason 1/2 gallon size jars (or a normal quart sized jar).Then arrange them and make sure they all fit properly over the holes.
Here is the 12 beehive jars arranged and installed in our backyard beehive.
The jars sit with the screw lid on for less than 1/16″ gap between the jar and the beehive hole.
Read the full story HERE:http://www.newsprepper.com/easily-make-beehive-jar-diy-project-step-step-guide/#.WLlRqDt96Um