How To Videos

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Our customers choose NBS for the quality and craftsmanship of all our hives and parts. We’ve been making hives for almost 40 years, so whether you choose to buy your hive and parts assembled or flat-packed, you’ll receive the same exceptional finish.

However, many of our customers have asked for a little assistance above and beyond our instruction documents, which are supplied with every order... And we’ve listened! In response, we’ve created 6 step-by-step video tutorials, which will help to guide you through the construction of your hive components, from frames, to roofs & brood chambers and beyond.

Scroll down for useful tutorials on the following:

  • Frames
  • National Brood Chamber (the same method can be used for National 14x12 Brood Chambers and Supers)
  • WBC Brood Chamber (the same method can be used for WBC 14x12 Brood Chambers and Supers)
  • Flat Roof
  • Lifts
  • Gabled Roof

We’re building upon our how-to library over the coming years, so if there’s anything you would like to know, we’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions relating to any of the instructions in the videos, please leave a comment on YouTube or contact us via your preferred method.

How To Assemble A Brood Frame (and other frames!)

In the first of a series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a frame for your hive. The frame we're making will fit a British Standard Brood Chamber, but this technique can be used for all frame assembly. Click here to view our range of frames.

How To Assemble A Super

In the 2nd installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a super for your hive. The super we're making will fit a National hive configuration, but this technique can be used when assembling other supers too. Click here to view our range of hive parts.

How To Assemble A Brood Chamber

In the 3rd installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a brood chamber for your hive. The chamber we're making will fit a WBC hive, but this technique can be transferred to other hive parts too. Click here to view our range of brood chambers.

How To Assemble A Flat Roof

In the 4th installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a flat roof for your hive. The roof we're making is 6" (15cm), but this technique can be used for different sizes and hive configurations. Click here to view our range of roofs.

How To Assemble A WBC Lift

In the 5th installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a WBC lift for your hive. Click here to view our range of WBC parts.

How To Assemble A Gabled Roof

In the 6th installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a flat roof for your hive. The roof we're making is for a National hive, but this technique can be used for different hive configurations too. Click here to view our range of roofs.

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