DIY vs. buying beehives
It's best to buy your beehives rather than go the DIY route to ensure your structures are high quality and won't fail.
- Building is more affordable—With the right wood, you can build a beehive for less than $100
- However, building requires a level of understanding that only comes with time and experience, so if built improperly, a beehive can hinder a bee's growth and honey production
- You can find high-quality Langstroth hives online for around $100
- Buying a beehive eliminates personal error and saves you time from having to source wood and meticulously build the structure yourself