Beehive Volume: 40 Liter (8.8 UK gallons). This beehive is a classic home for honey bees. The traditional method for heath-beekeepers (since 1900 ) has been to use hand-woven straw. The straw beehive is the precursor of the wooden beehives. Heath-beekeepers frequently move their beehives to heathland areas where there are flowering nectar plants and prefer to use this type of beehive as they are lightweight and easy to move. This beehive can provide a home for bees in a simple, quick and inexpensive way.