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In this Build It video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor get to work building a hive for honeybees.

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Host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva at the shop as the two get busy building a beehive. Starting with the bottom board (the hive version of a basement), the two build the main hive body, the racks (also known as frames), and the top covers. With all the individual pieces necessary, the pair make use of a variety of materials and power tools to assemble the entire hive.

Difficulty: ⅗
Cost: Under $100
Time: 1 day

Where to find it?
There are a lot of beehive plans to choose from online. Try these free beehive plans [] from The Spruce [].

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Beehive plans []
Basic pine 1-by stock of varying widths []
Rigid plastic sheet []
Luan plywood []
Hardware cloth []
Wood glue []
Aluminum flashing []

Miter saw []
Table saw []
Nail gun []
Screw gun []
Staple gun []
Jointer (or jigsaw) []
Hole saw []
Tin snips []

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