As a kid I always called them ‘bee boxes’ but the industry refers to them as a ‘hive body’ or ‘super’. I recently purchased some new hive bodies to assemble from a local supplier. Some of my equipment is old and wearing out. Before I sort through my dead hives each winter, I like to have some new boxes to switch out. This was a fun project I was able to do in my garage with my older children where they got lots of practice pounding in nails. Below are instructions of how I build hive bodies.