Hive Build

Living Systems Institute and Honeybee Keep present:

Fifth Community Honeybee Hive Build, October, 2014

Lunch will be provided, organic, local vegetarian and chicken. To be prepared by Sid and Delicia Fall of 2014.


Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8AM to 5PM, backup date in case of bad weather is October 25, 2014.


14020 W. 32nd Ave
Golden, CO 80401

Above is a picture of the first Hive Build in 2012.  This is followed by pictures of the 2013 builds (below) which were in January and February. Also, included a photo of the 2014 January build.

Come and work with other beekeepers to build your own hive. Meet kindred spirits, talk about bees, work hard, get fed lunch and take home your hive at the end of the day. Bring your camera. Plan to have fun and go home tired.

There are only 8 hives available for this event.  Your payment reserves your spot.

You contribute $150 toward the work of Living Systems Institute to promote Community Sufficiency, to make Food Production Cells and much more. You take home your own modified top entrance Langstroth hive. Payment is required in advance to reserve your spot. Mail your check to the address above.

This Hive Build will be for a modified top entrance Langstroth design:

All 8-frame mediums (4) and top entrance.

Frames will be foundationless with wooden starter strip suggestion for building comb.

This hive design is based on Michael Bush's book, The Practical Beekeeper.

What you get:

Top with built-in reducible entrance.
Four 8-frame medium boxes with the 32 frames for inside.
Bottom Board.

Why the upper entrance?  Answer:  better climate control inside the hive. 
Why 8-frame?  Answer:  weight. 
Why mediums?  Answer:  ability to enterchange frames at any time.

The last pictures (below) will give an idea of what we will build in 2014.  Pictured is an 8-frame Langstroth with some deeps and the upper entrance, but we will be building the modified Langsgtroth with 8-frame mediums and an upper entrance.

More pictures of our 2012 and 2013 hive builds can be found here. A photo album of the 2014 build is here.