We're here to help! - 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 a series of 10 step-by-step beekeeping video tutorials which will help guide you, the beekeeper, through the construction of your beehive components. From frames to roofs, brood chambers and beyond.

Scroll down for our useful beekeeping tutorial videos 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
  • National Solid Floor
  • Assemble a National Eke
  • Commercial Brood Chamber
  • National Hive Stand

We're continuing to add to our 'how-to' video series and if there's anything you would like to know or have us create a video for, we'd really love to hear from you. If you have any questions relating to any of the instructions in the videos below, 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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 gabled 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.

 

 

How To Assemble A National Solid Floor

In the 7th installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a National/Commercial Solid Floor for your hive

How To Assemble A National Eke

In the 8th installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a National Eke for your hive to convert a standard brood chamber to a 14x12.

How To Assemble A Commercial Brood Chamber

In the 9th installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a Commercial Brood Chamber for your hive. This method can also be used for making a Commercial Super.

How To Assemble A National Hive Stand

In the 10th installment of our series of useful beekeeping how-to videos, Chris shows you how to assemble a National Hive Stand. This method can also includes how to assemble hive stand legs.