Bohemian Utopia Designs – and Harmony Hollow Apiary presents plans for several beekeeping products that I build and use for myself.  Included at this time are:

  • Hive Cover
  • Hive Body (10-frame and 5-frame nuc)
  • Hive Bottom Board (solid)
  • Pollen Substitute Feeder (made from PVC)
  • 4-way Migratory Hive Pallets

The wood used for the deep hive bodies is labeled and marketed as “utility shelving” at one of the “big box stores” (the one with blue & gray signage).  It is 1×12 x 8′ in length.

Some of the lumber I use is recycled from other projects.  I was given the opportunity to get shiplap 1×8’s from a home that was being demolished – so my bottom board and lid designs are offered – with that in mind.  Standard 1×8 (or other widths) will work as well.   I highly suggest using both waterproof glue (i.e. Titebond III) as well as LOTS of long staples, or several deck screws to assemble your parts.  Pre-drilling the holes can help avoid splitting wood.  I personally use a pneumatic stapler with 2″ staples – so no pre-drilling for me.

All dimensions can be altered (by you) for your personal use.  If you want to make 8-frame boxes, then great!  Or use the designs to make shorter honey supers.


All designs below are .pdf format – and were created for tabloid paper (11×17)

BoHo Designs – Hive Covers

BoHo Designs – Hive Body

Boho Designs – Hive Bottom Boards

Boho Designs – PVC Pollen Substitute Feeder
the Feeder Follow Up post/video.

4-way Migratory Hive Pallets

Upcoming plans:

  • Queen Cages
  • Screened Bottom Boards