As a beginner beekeeper, acquiring the wooden ware to build your very own first hive can be quite exciting! However, it can also be a bit intimidating, if you have no idea where to begin and what supplies are required to successfully assemble a hive. There are many different types of hives out there but the most widely used hive in the U.S. is the Langstroth hive. It is rather simple in design and can be assembled without having any carpentry experience. Just like there are many types of hives, there are also different types of frames. This hive frame assembly requires the knowledge of how to use pneumatic tools. Always be careful when using tools and use eye and ear protection! Follow our step-by-step photo guides below to see how to assemble hive body and frames.