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Uploaded: July 16, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: July 16, 2010
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I think it's time for another fun, easy, and cute lesson that will go well with the previous tutorial I submitted yesterday on Pooh Bear. When I was doing my lessons yesterday I wanted to draw something that was easy enough for everybody to try out. So having said that, let's learn "how to draw a beehive", step by step. What better way to accessorize Pooh then with a hive or two. Beehives have been known to carry a good source of natural honey, and back in the early years, folks used to get their honey supply by finding, and harvesting bee made beehives. Nowadays there are man made hives that consists of a wooden box that holds ten boards with screens on them that are removable. The honeybees are placed inside of these boxes and it is there that they produce honey, and bees wax. Individuals called beekeepers, will extract the honey and wax that bees produce by scraping them off the screened boards. Once the honey and combs are removed, it is placed into a machine the separates the honey from the combs. From a spout at the bottom of the processor, out comes a stream of fresh, sweet, homemade honey. Beekeepers have to wear special suits that protect them from getting stung by bees as they tend to the hives. They also use a fogger that omits a streaming fog which clears bees away from the boxes as the beekeeper tends to the hives. The whole process is rather fascinating, and I actually had a friend who’s father was a beekeeper. He didn't have a huge harvest, only about ten boxes that produced honey. Anyways, I wanted to draw a cute, original beehive that is typically seen in cartoons and in other illustrations. I think you guys will have fun when it comes to learning "how to draw a beehive", step by step. I will be back in a moments time with some other fun, and cool lessons for your all. Peace peeps!

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How to Draw a Beehive

how to draw a beehive step 1

STEP 1.

Okay, let's start with an arched line like you see here which is going to be for the tree branch. Next, draw a vertical line, and another twig like line on the branch as well.
 
how to draw a beehive step 2

STEP 2.

You will then draw the bottom part of the tree branch, and then from that branch, you will need to draw the hive like so.
 
how to draw a beehive step 3

STEP 3.

Continue to draw out the shape of the tree branch, and then add some bark detailing like so. Add a few leaves on the end of the branch, and then some more leaves at the top of the hive. You will then draw the lines for the beehive and a little opening like so. The lines give the beehive it's texture and detail.
 
how to draw a beehive step 4

STEP 4.

And for your last step, all you have to do is draw the two honeybees that are buzzing around the hive. Be sure to add a dotted trail. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a beehive step 5

STEP 5.

Here is what the finished drawing looks like when you are all done. All you need to do now is color in the beehive and that is it!