At the moment I have 12 hives, and lot of honey !
It might not be the best way to make a hive, but its very simple to make and you can build one in only a couple of hours.
Step 1: Tools and supplies
Step 2: Beginning
Because it houses bees we will use NO preservatives of any kind on the wood, so the metal roof is a vital anti-rot feature. You can use any metal - I had some galvanised sheet, you could use aluminium flashing or possibly even copper.