Make your own Honey Cow (Top Bar Bee Hive) - 55 gallon plastic barrel, preferably food grade (makes two hives), lumber, lumber, tin, screws, Bungee Cord or tie wire, thin moulding OR natural fiber string and beeswax
BUILD Bee Toolbox- nitral gloves, frame holder,Queen Catcher, pill container with holes,smoker,/fuel/BBQ Starter, knife, elastic bands, duct tape, bee brush/ feather duster, bucket, hive tool, queen marker,Jar with lid for propolis/wax. Wire, zip ties to reattach cone , pencil/pad nails, hammer.Push Pins,Screen mesh, Vaseline to keep ants off or diatomaceous earth sprinkle around hive. Spray bottle of sugar water to calm bees if not using smoker. Corks/stoppers for hive & smoker.