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.

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Step 1: Materials

3 or 4 tires
Some length of wood
some plywood
hot glue sticks
plastic bags

glue gun

This design could be so much better. Firstly it needs a conical roof, not a square one - not too hard to make - could be from triangular pieces of plywood glued together or rolled galvanised steel sheet. Next, the frames need some serious re-thinking.
I will admit that this is not my best work, but it was a joint built between my friend and I. Looking back now I do agree that a conical roof would look better, but we hadn't thought of it at the time. <br>Whats wrong with the frames?
Does not matter if the work is not 100% as I thought it was great to see something done with car tyres, which is much better than nothing! A flat roof would be much easier I guess. As regards the frames, I just cant quite visualise square frames going into a circular hole and, to be quite honest, I dont have a better suggestion at the moment and dont actually have any experience of top bar hives.
Dont get me wrong - I like the idea. Another thing though - the bees will find a way through the plastic lining on the inside of the tyres and try to create a nest in the insulation - needs something far more substantial and secure eg rolled galvanised steel sheet which would be very cheap to produce.
I presume you mean they will find a hole in the plastic and not make one ( its fairly thick plastic), anyway if they did the rims of the tires are filled completely with hay so they would be no room for them to make a nest. <br> <br>Ps: why do you like rolled galvanised steel sheet so much?
I think the bees may create bridging comb onto the plastic, which would then be broken when the frames were inspected or the plastic comes loose through wear and tear. I would use galv steel as I am a metal worker and have a rolling machine. I'm sure something else would work too eg. epoxy resin on some kind of fabric.

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