Awesome Top Bar Hive! The assembly was simple overall. I rubbed it down with tung oil and the hive looks beautiful. I bought a follower board with a feeder slot from Mann Lake. As I suspected, not all top bar hives are standardized like the Langstroth hives are. Fortunately, it is a little bigger so I will cut it down to fit into my Bee Thinking Top Bar Hive. During a break the assembly process, my dog wanted to help and he chewed up the entrance reducer and one entrance block. I didn't see any replacements for sale on the website. I hope they are or will be available for purchase in the near future. Overall, great product and I can hardly wait to put bees in it.
with free shipping it was a reasonable price.
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.