Drawing a Beehive

Drawing a beehive can be tricky. The major difficulty is getting the hive itself centered and the bees placed an equal distance around it.

Here's a series of steps to handle this design:
Draw a large box where the beehive will go.
Connect the corners.
Draw two lines from the top and left side of the box. These lines should start roughly 1/3rd of the way from the upper left corner and continue until they meet on the diagonal line.
Extend lines right and down from the place where the lines meet. Continue these lines until they meet the other diagonal lines.
Continue new lines from these points to make a square in the center of the big box.
Make a rectangle at the bottom of the square. It should be thin and extend a little beyond the left and right sides.
Draw a line going up from the rectangle's center. This line should stop short of touching square's top.
Use the line you just made, the rectangle below and the inner square to create the outline of a dome.
Lightly draw a series of horizontal lines across the dome.
To finish the hive itself, use the lines to create bumps along the sides of the dome, then add a doorway in the center of the hive.
Now to handle the bees. Start by drawing a line from the center of the design to a point somewhere between the hive and the outer box.
Draw lines the same distance around in spokes. Try to make every spoke roughly 30 from the previous one, and leave out the bottommost spokes.
To finish the design, add a bee at the end of every line.


Here's all you need to do to handle the bees themselves:
Draw a little oval, with the long ends resting on the line.
Split the oval into thirds.
Add loops on both sides to make the wings.