Me and my friend made this beehive out of old tires over 2 weekend. But with better tools and the help of this instructable you could easily make it over one weekend.
Want to help out the bees but don't want to built a beehive then check out- http://sos-bees.org/
Step 1: Materials
3 or 4 tires
Some length of wood
hot glue sticks
Step 2: The frames
Firstly pile all the tire on top of each other, then measure the distance from the top to the bottom. I cut 8 of these, but it all depends on the width of the wood and the tire. Next cut more pieces for the top and bottom. You also need to take into account bee space I used a scrap piece of plywood that measured 1 cm.
Step 3: Tire insulation
I insulated the tires by putting hay in the rims and gluing plastic bags to the sides.
Step 4: Top bar frames
Vey simply two scrap pieces of plywood that fill up the gaps at the end.
Step 5: The entrance
We made the entrance with scraps of wood cut so that it makes a rough circle and then held in place with plywood scraps and screws.
Step 6: The roof
Start with two pieces of plywood that will completely cover the beehive, then attach two pieces of wood at the ends which are at right angles. And one in the middle which will rest on the frames. Finally get four offcuts and attach them to the ends, now cut two triangles which are the same sizes as the ends and attach.
Step 7: Optional, spray paint
Spray paint so that it looks like a massive bee.
Don't forget to make sure that the roof is waterproof.
And you should be finished now just add bees.