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.