If you have been thinking of becoming a beekeeper you can download plans to build your own beehive. There are to different sets of plans and they are open source. There are Top Bar hive plans and there are Warre hive plans so you can choose which you would prefer or build both types if you want. If you would rather buy the hive I believe that option is available as well.
Open Source Beehives offers the free plans and the video below from Into Connection talks about adding sensors that will put data about your hives on the internet so that all of the info can be compiled to help with trying to figure out why the bee population is declining. In their words ” All you need is one plywood sheet, 1 CNC router and a 1 x G code file. Combine these three elements and you get the DIY kit to make your own beehive.
By adding sensors, your beehive records data that is streamed directly to the internet. This way research on bees is decentralized and worldwide, which hopefully gives us a better idea of what is happening to our once so abundant flying friends.” So if you would like to build a beehive and become a beekeeper this is a way to get free plans to get you started with a beehive.
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