beekeeping

Business Opportunity for Woodworker/Beekeepers

Business Opportunity for Woodworker/Beekeepers

Build your own business making and selling BeeMates. If you’ve been to Stonehaven Life before you may have seen my BeeMate Beekeeping Workbench woodworking plans. You may have even purchased the plans and built your own. Now I’m offering a great part-time business opportunity that you can start in a small garage workshop and build […]

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DIY Portable Beehive Weigh Scale

DIY Portable Beehive Weigh Scale

While many of the ideas and plans on this site are original Stonehaven designs, I just have to rave about this absolutely brilliant device for weighing beehives up to 250 lbs. – easily, and without really lifting them. Tom Rearick at Beehacker.com "hacked" an expired patent for a pry scale and came up with a […]

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Build a Roadside Honey Stand

Build a Roadside Honey Stand

Beekeepers! Looking for a way to sell your surplus honey? Why not let it “sell itself” in your own self-serve Roadside Honey Stand. The Stonehaven Roadside Honey Stand operates on the honor system – enabling your customers to serve themselves – even when you’re not home. Your customers will love the novelty and the good […]

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Bee Hive Planter – Free Woodworking Plans

Bee Hive Planter - Free Woodworking Plans

Here’s a unique way bring a beekeeping theme into your home garden. Make a Bee Hive Planter. It’s made using a standard bottom board, deep super and a medium super. The cap is built to resemble a conventional hive cover. The open center allows access to one or more potted plants which sit on a […]

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Making a Stand — How Our Honey Sells Itself

Making a Stand -- How Our Honey Sells Itself

I wrote this article back in 2006 – a few weeks after we opened our brand new honey stand for the season. Nothing has happened since to shake our belief in selling honey on the honour system. — RKA I jokingly refer to it as a “honey U-pick”. In reality it’s a roadside honey stand […]

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Build a Beekeeping Work Bench

Build a Beekeeping Work Bench

Beekeepers! How many times have you wished you had an extra pair of hands, or some kind of field stand to hold a frame or two while you’re working your hives? Well, here’s the solution — a folding work bench, invented by a Canadian beekeeper and used for years in our own small apiary! The […]

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Make Your Own Honey Supers – Free Woodworking Plans

Make Your Own Honey Supers – Free Woodworking Plans

One of the most popular woodworking projects for new beekeepers is building hive bodies and honey supers. They’re easy to make, and there are times when we can all use a few more hive boxes than we’ve got on hand — especially in “swarm season”! With a few basic carpentry skills and our easy-to-follow FREE […]

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Painting Tips for Your Honey Money Bank

Painting Tips for Your Honey Money Bank

The Honey Money Bank is a unique and practical craft project, suitable for anyone with basic woodworking skills and tools. If you’re a beekeeper, it also makes a great value-added gift package for small jars of honey. This is a Stonehaven original design that you won’t find anywhere else — but now you can build […]

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Money Bank Gift Packaging for Better Honey Sales

Money Bank Gift Packaging for Better Honey Sales

Beekeepers, do you sell your honey to craft shops and specialty gift stores, at farmers markets or at the farm gate in your own roadside stand? Add value to your honey sales during gift-giving season — or package up your honey as a special homemade gift for your own friends and loved ones. Just tuck […]

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Make a Honey Money Bank

Make a Honey Money Bank

The “piggy bank” has been around for as long as many of us can remember. We all need somewhere to keep loose coins, until we spend them or roll them up to cart off to the “real” bank. Well, here’s the perfect coin bank for beekeepers who need somewhere to stash their hard-earned Honey Money. […]

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