Top Bar Hive

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Our top bar hives are precision milled in Portland, Oregon and offered in FSC® certified, clear, vertical grain Western Red Cedar (the highest grade of cedar available) or Sugar Pine. Built using all screw construction, our hives provide superior strength and longevity. All components are pre-drilled for quick assembly. Ships free to the contiguous 48 states—international shipping available.

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  • 41 3/4" long top bar hive body (all parts pre-drilled)
  • 48" long hinged roof featuring shingled design and high pitch for optimal rain runoff
  • 28 17 3/8" 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)
  • Stainless steel screws and bolts
  • Assembly diagram and instructions


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

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    Julie H.
    United States

    Best Hive and Best People Ever!

    I recently had a bee emergency, needed to save a colony from a construction crew in a hurry. The people at Bee Thinking were so helpful and went out of their way to help save the bees! I love my new Top Bar hive and so do the bees! Best experience ever! Julie Humphries Texas

    Jim P.
    United States

    Wonderful product and great service!

    Will we order again! Service center answered all my questions in a timely manner.

    DAVID W.
    United States

    putting together was a snap.

    Haven't used it yet.

    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.

    Grant J.
    United States

    Looks great

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

    Sugar Pine is our value wood option. Beautiful, strong, takes paint or sealant well, and is more stable and lighter than more common ponderosa pine.

    Western Red Cedar is our premium wood option. It is rot resistant, dimensionally stable, insulates well, and doesn't require painting or sealing.

    All of our wood is sustainably harvested and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.

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