Resources – Plans
Plans for Bee Equipment
Each piece of equipment has a picture to identify it. It may be slightly different from the plan. The plan is the most up to date item. All Plans show a Top view (upper view on plan) a side view (lower left on plan) and a end view (lower right on plan). Remember “measure twice cut once” AND “if you make a line you might as well cut on it.” These are sayings I heard often while growing up, from my mom and dad respectively.
The designs on this page are from the University of Minnesota Web pages and the drawings are those of Gary Reuter. They are all in Adobe Reader .pdf file format designated by [pdf] following the link. You may read/download any of the pdf files by selecting the links. However PDF files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software to open them. If you do not have Reader, you may use the following link to Adobe to download it for free at: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Standard hive boxes — Standard hive box plan [pdf].
Hive Covers — Inner Hive Cover plan [pdf].
Hive Frames — Hive Frame tOP & bottom bar plan [pdf].
Bottom Boards — Bottom boards plan [pdf].
Observation Hive — Observation hive plan [pdf].
Screened Bottom Boards — Screened bottom boards plan [pdf].
Solar Wax Melters — Solar wax melters plan [pdf].
Mini Solar Wax Melters — Mini solar wax melters plan [pdf].
Top bar — Kenya plan. [pdf] Yemen plan. [pdf].
Nuc — Nuc plan [pdf].
Cell bar frame — plan [pdf].
Grafting tool — Grafting tool plan [pdf].
Queen Cage — Queen cage plan [pdf].
Mating Nuc — Mating nuc plan [pdf].
Mini Mating Nuc — Mini mating nuc plan [pdf].
Mini Mating Feeders — plan 1 [pdf]; plan 2 [pdf]; and plan 3 [pdf].
Swarm Box — Swarm box plan [pdf].
Plywood Cage Holder — Plywood cage holder plan [pdf].
Bulk Bee Box — Bulk bee box plan [pdf].
Drone Cage — Drone cage plan [pdf].
Incubator Cage Holder — Incubator cage holder plan [pdf].
Incubator Cage Frame — Incubator cage frame plan [pdf].
Push-in Cages — Push in Queen Introduction cage plan [pdf].
Sleeve Cage — Sleeve cage plan [pdf].
Mold Candle Holder — Plan 20 Mold candle holder plan [pdf]; Plan 20 Mold candle holder [pdf]; and Plan 12 Mold candle holder plan [pdf].
Candle Shelf Holder Mold — Candle shelf holder mold plan [pdf].
The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author, Gary Reuter. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota or by the Central Ohio Beekeeping Association.