Assembling a Bee Box

Bee boxes are most commonly sold pre-cut but unassembled. Putting them together is a fairly simple task, but you do want to make sure that they are going to be sturdy enough to last years. In the video below, I demonstrate our process for assembling 10-frame deep boxes.

What you need

Before you get started, you may need to make a quick trip to the hardware store. This is what we use when we are building boxes:

  • Hammer and nails OR a nail gun

  • Wood glue (TightBond 3 is best)

  • Rubber mallet

  • Rags

  • Blunt-nose pliers with a wire snip

  • Long wood clamps (we use 3)

  • Eye and ear protection (especially if using a nail gun)

Watch Me Build a Box