We are super excited about these little beauties! These up-cycled, one-of-a-kind bee boxes make beautiful furniture! They are fitted to be fully functional bee boxes too, holding deep or medium frames.
Here’s a little insight into the process of making and photographing them.
We found many of the legs at the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. We cut them to length and painted them. The variations in the legs make these boxes one-of-a-kind. We love to offer unique pieces for your home or yard!
Here is my shopping cart at the ReStore.
Here Stan is finishing some legs we found in our scrap wood pile.
Here they are attached to the box. Charming!
The boxes are standard beekeeping boxes with a few modifications. They needed to be a bit extra deep so that they can still hold frames when the bottom is installed. This particular barnwood is very rare to find in a single piece with that width. It was the first one to sell!
We replaced painted-over screws with fresh ones to match the metal on the lid.
The steel on the lid is a perfect finishing touch. The lid comes clean off of the box (no hinges) so that it is easier to reach the storage inside when things are stacked on top.
This end table has a large storage area. In the deep boxes, the inside measures 18 x 14.5 x 9 inches. Mediums are 18 x 14.5 x 6.5 inches. What would you put inside?
Uses for Up-Cycled Bee Boxes
Here are rooms featuring bee boxe furniture.
My own living room in autumn
Dining room side table
Outdoors as an active hive