Phone Box Hive


Updated: 23/01/2021. Four years after this was made I dragged it out of storage and finally finished it. 

I removed the internal frames and installed observation windows.

Updated Specs:

  • Timber: Cypress
  • Weight: 18 kg
  • Internal Volume: 12 litres top section. 17 litres total

2017: Below – Laminating process, Making the walls from thin strips of Cypress…

Below – The basic box is together. One internal frame and brood support plates cut from clear Perspex…

Below – laying out the outside frames to replicate the phone box windows…

Below – outside frames all in place…

Below – I routed a 45 degree edge on the frames to add a bit of detail…

Below – putting the top section together…

Below – The top section is fixed on , door hinges on and a splash of paint…


Update 23/01/2021

Internal frames removed and observation window installed. Separate honey super area at the base. Entry hole at the top. The bottom honey super area will be blocked off for a year or so until the bees have built up the colony.