If you love honey and other products related to bees, or if you have a large garden and already know the importance of bees in the natural environment, you can try keeping your own bees. Make your own beehive to place in the back yard and choose the bees you like yourself. Modern beehives should promote the health of the bee community and make it easy for the beekeeper to remove the honey from the beehive with the least possible disruption. Let’s take a look at some DIY options.
To turn this bee into a beehive you will need both 3/4 “and 3/8” wooden slats from old runners. Make sure there are no nails in the slats. Also, check the runners for stains and chemical smells. Bees don’t pick up wood and ventilate their hives, but they are safer than sorry.
A 55 gallon barrel can make a nice base for a beehive. This tutorial will teach you how to put it on a wooden frame and how to do the rest. Read it up!
This beehive is smaller than a normal ten-frame beehive, so it uses less energy and resources than a normal beehive. The cost per hive for all new materials ranges from $ 50 to $ 75, depending on the type of wood used. Building a complete beehive takes about 2-3 hours.
The honey bee can suffer very badly from the cold in winter and consumes a lot of energy and stores in order to keep the nest temperature at an acceptable level. When the hive is isolated and sheltered from the weather, the bee has to work less to keep warm and has an overall better chance of survival. In this design, the national beehive is in the ‘Bee Cozy’, which is then filled with a friendly fiber insulation.
The design is based on the principle of wrapping with fibrous insulation, but instead of wrapping directly onto the beehive, there is an intermediate frame that allows the entire structure to be removed with ease and speed.
This beehive is designed to mimic nature as much as possible. Unlike commercial hives, it has no frames, foundations, or exclusions. Instead, it only has top bars so the bees can do what they would in a fallen log: build beautiful, natural combs. Since it’s less intrusive on the bees, it’s easier to make and manage, making it a perfect beehive for beginners in the backyard.
An ordinary suburban backyard can be a perfect beehive spot if done right and you do a little research and planning before ordering your bees and supplies. Make a beehive in a jar! Interested? Then read this tutorial!
This honey bee box is made up of a beehive stand, floor board, beehive bodies (incubators), smaller boxes called honey supers, and a cover. The lower beehive body is separated from the above supers by an exclusion. Learn how to make a honeybee box to start the beekeeping process.
Some beekeepers argue that these modern structures are imposed on the bees to maximize honey production, but may include their natural nest-building tendencies and, most likely, their health. This beehive is made from a log and placed on a tree to mimic natural beehives. Read the tutorial and watch the video for more information on this project.
We just told you about some stocking DIYs so easy to make and instantly bring that vacation feeling to your space. But where are you going to hang them? Once you've decided on a mantelpiece or shelf, you will need some hangers or hangers, and you may want a separate shelf. This summary will help you. I have put together a whole bunch of cool DIY enthusiasts to make all kinds of displays and holders. Let's look at that.
Personalize your stocking ad with a monogram! This cool monogram display can be placed anywhere and is not difficult to edit. Secure your stocking with a mini clothespin. The result is a modern coat hanger that will fit most interiors. Do you want to make it glamorous? Cover the letter with glitter!
Here's a creative and simple idea for making a display: use a curtain rod to hang them all up. All you need is to attach the rod to your mantelpiece or other room, and don't forget to put some loops on the stockings to hang them up. Enjoy!
These suspenders fit into a rustic or Scandinavian interior. They are made from wooden cubes and wooden Christmas trees. There are small metal hangers that you can use to hang your stockings. The good thing is that you can place them anywhere so your stocking display is mobile.
For a vintage feel, make a cool vintage book display for your stockings. The old books turn into cool stands in black and white with a shabby effect. Then some hooks are attached to the books and then you can hang the stockings. How do you make such cool hangers? Read the tutorial.
Do you need a pretty rustic stocking display? No problem! Take some galvanized buckets, put something heavy in them, and then attach striped bows to them. The stockings can be placed under the buckets or attached to the loops. You get a slightly rustic feel and a cool mantelpiece look for the mantelpiece. Have fun!
These cute wooden suspenders are blackboard holders - what better way to personalize them? Due to some hardware, the parts are heavy enough to hold the stockings you make. Write your names on the holders or chalk something you like and make them super cool!
This craft is similar to the previous one with the only difference that there are no chalkboards, there are cute and traditional covers in red, green and white - no painting required, just some paper attached. Add colorful bows to the hangers to make them look even more festive and have fun!
Grab some common suspenders and make them special with these ornaments! Take the ones you like and attach them to the holders with hot glue. The idea is very simple and your mantelpiece or shelf will look very much like a vacation.
Who needs a mantelpiece when you can make such a beautiful rack for hanging stockings? The piece is made of dowels and looks modern and glamorous at the same time with some copper-colored accents. Hang up the stockings you want - faux fur stockings for a glamorous feel - and enjoy the effect they create! It's a really modern take on a traditional stocking shelf!
Take some table legs and a curtain rod to make the coolest stocking shelf ever! The piece has a strong vintage feel to it due to the vintage legs, but you can also try modern ones if you have some on hand. Put the whole rack on the table or mantelpiece, add evergreen plants and small ornaments and enjoy the festive look!
This candy cane garter belt is amazing for any mantelpiece! Paint the frame the candy cane style or any other color combination you like. Attach the holders and decorate the frame with evergreen plants, artificial flowers and ornaments to make it look like you're on vacation. Hang up your stockings and enjoy!
If you love natural or Nordic decor, this stocking display is for you. It consists of one large branch, or you can take several branches and decorate them with stockings, evergreens and ornaments. Mount the entire display on the wall and voila!
Such a display is a good idea for a kid's room because the holders are made from wooden toy soldiers. Also choose the stockings in traditional bold colors, watch the whole video to make the halter - not very difficult and looks very moody!
An ordinary pine board and some hooks can be turned into a chic rack for stockings. Paint it the colors you like, add letters and quotes, and attach the hooks. Hang up the stockings and voila! Such a display can be hung anywhere, from the entrance to the living room or kitchen.
Here is another wall shelf for stockings with different letters. You can also take a standard coat rack that fits, renovate it as you see fit, and hang the stockings on it. Such a simple and quick idea for those short on time!
This suspender belt is not just a holder but a storage piece decorated with paint that shows a buffalo check. Put something you like in your box - for example, Christmas trees in buckets, pine cones, or ornaments.