Handmade hives for backyard beekeeping

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We've already seen one urban beekeeping kit for honey enthusiasts, and recently we came across a handmade variety that's designed with a particular focus on promoting the health of the bees. The Homestead Hive from Missouri-based Bee Landing is crafted from wood that’s twice as thick as what's used in most hives so as to better stabilize temperature and humidity for the bees’ health and longevity. The hive's design also lets the bees choose the size of the cell they make—an important factor in combating the mite problem that has plagued the species, Bee Landing says—and it ensures that enough…

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