Top Bar Hive

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Our top bar hives are precision milled in Portland, Oregon using FSC certified, sustainable Western Red Cedar or sugar pine. The wood is kiln dried, smoothed and 7/8" thick for Western Red Cedar or 1" thick for sugar pine on the hive body. Built using all screw construction, our hives provide superior strength and longevity. All components pre-drilled for quick assembly. Ships free to the contiguous 48 states—international shipping available.

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Includes

  • 41 3/4" long top bar hive (all parts pre-drilled)
  • 48" long hinged roof 
  • 28 17 1/2" x 1 3/8" sugar pine one piece top bars with comb guides
  • 2 divider boards
  • 1 42"x5" viewing window
  • 4 leg, lap joint stand for strength and stability
  • 3 bungs (Entrance reducers) and 3 corks (Ventilation reducers)
  • Assembly instructions, screws and bolts

Optional

  • Aluminum composite roof panels that last a lifetime and help minimize temperature fluctuations in your hive. Available in silver or copper color
  • Screened bottom with two inserts (one for each side) for improved ventilation

Tools required

  • Drill or screwdriver with Phillips bit
  • Approximate assembly time: 60 minutes

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Assembly Instructions


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DK
12/09/2016
Douglas K.
United States

My Second...

Nice design, quality Western Red Cedar, window is great for monitoring the cluster; I use screened bottom for good ventilation and varroa mite control.

GJ
11/17/2016
Grant J.
United States

Looks great

Can't wait to give it as a X-mas gift!!

MB
10/20/2016
Mark Burgess
Central Indiana

I have a small problem with the roof

Hive arrived on time, it was very easy to assemble. The only problem I have had is over the summer when it got in the upper 80s outside all of my girls wanted to hang on the front of my hive. not a problem until i needed to do an inspection. There is nothing to stop the roof from pinching the girls on the front of the hive. I ended up taking a small piece of chain and making a stop so the the roof didn't pinch the front and kill my bees hope this will help so nobody else has to loose any bees

K
08/18/2016
Karin

Fantastic Classes!

Just finished my second class which was a hands on and up close and personal interaction with bees . It was one of the most thrilling experiences I have ever had. What an awesome learning opportunity! Cannot wait until the next one.

JB
08/04/2016
Josh B.

I love bee thinking! You

I love bee thinking! You guys have been a saving grace for me for resources and we are so grateful!

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