Top Bar Hive

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Description

Clear grain Douglas Fir offers exceptional toughness, beauty, and value and its strength is a benefit to the top bar hive’s longer sideboards, legs, and bars. Since Douglas Fir is among the heaviest and hardest softwoods, its dense composition compliments the light lifting of single bars of honeycomb (5-7lbs), versus the heavy boxes of the Langstroth and Warre hives.

    Product features of the Bee Built Top Bar hive.

    INCLUDES:

    • FSC® certified sustainable clear Douglas Fir
    • Moulded legs can easily be installed and leveled and support 300+ lbs
    • A roof that can hinge either direction
    • CNC cut ends with ventilation
    • Oval-shaped side & end entrances cut to the same volume as a standard Warre entrance
    • Black walnut entrance covers & window handle
    • 28 19" douglas fir top bars match the length of a standard Langstroth frame
    • 40" long hive body (all parts pre-drilled)
    • 45" long hinged roof with premium copper composite panels instead of wood
    • 1 full-length viewing window lets you see the bees throughout the entire hive
    • Screened bottom board
    • Stainless steel screws
    • Assembly diagram and instructions

    TOOLS REQUIRED

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

    Read more about our new top bar hives on our Top Bar Hive Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Customer Reviews

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    KS
    09/03/2018
    Kevin S.
    United States

    TBH

    Is very nice, would buy another. Be nice to have a bottom board that would drop open with screen in it for ventilation.

    JR
    08/24/2018
    Joseph R.
    United States

    Top Bar

    Perfect condition upon delivery. Well designed and an easy build. I decided to stain the entire hive and it took the stain well and now looks like a work of art. Thanks

    RC
    07/17/2018
    Raoul C.
    Canada

    Very Good Hive

    Very good overall. Assembly was very easy. Roof ridge board was warped, but a replacement board arrived within 4 days. Shipping was unbelievably fast. I did,however, reinforced the roof with a 1 x 2in straps in the middle. I also replaced the hinge pins with machine screws and nuts for sturdier operation. Overall, everything looks works great!

    W
    05/15/2018
    Warren
    SoCal

    Wanted: Horizontal Langstroth Hive

    We purchased one of the original Bee Thinking TBHs. It has been going strong for 7 years and we have been very happy with it. What we are looking for in our next hive is a horizontal Langstroth with cavity dimensions that will accommodate Flow frames for easy honey extraction. Please consider building a horizontal hive that will accommodate foundationless Langstroth frames and Flow frames... It would combine the best of what top-bar and Langstroth hives each have to offer!

    LD
    05/14/2018
    Lois D.
    United States

    Top Bar Hive

    The hive is beautiful, looks lovely. It was easy to put together. Leveling was a breeze. Although, it would be nice if the veiwing window was optional.

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