Top Bar Hive Plans And Hardware Kits

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These plans are for our top bar hives with 17 ⅜" long top bars.

Option 1 – Top Bars, Hardware Kit, and Construction Plans

28 top bars, hardware kit, and construction plans in digital form.

Option 2 - Hardware Kit and Construction Plans

Hardware kit, and construction plans in digital form.

Option 3 – Construction Plans Only

Construction plans in digital form.


Top Bars come in a set of 28, and are 17⅜"long and made of sustainable, FSC certified, Western Red Cedar.

Hardware Kits contain all the screws, nuts, bolts, washers, bushings, bungs, hardware cloth, and corks. Note: Does not include plexiglass or hinges for optional window in plan, so if you want those, pick them up when you buy your wood.

Plans are 21 pages and include

  • Plan overview
  • Tool list
  • Wood choice
  • Sourcing materials
  • Cut list
  • Hardware and parts list
  • Sealing and painting
  • Top bar hive nucleus box plans


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    Linda S.
    United States

    In general the plans were detailed enough to follow except for the floor/bottom plans - we still can't figure them do I get more information?

    Bee Built

    Hi Linda! This issue with the bottom boards was recently brought to my attention so we have made a clear version which I will email to you!

    david B.
    United States
    Very impressed.

    Very impressed with the plans and hardware!

    A Bee Built Customer
    Ronald S.
    United States
    Top Bar Hive Plans

    The top bar hive plans are well laid out with good narrative explanations. I look forward to purchasing some western red cedar boards and beginning construction soon.

    Rosemary D.
    United States
    Top Bar Hive Plans w/Hardware

    Easy to order and arrived promptly. Found out an updated set is coming soon and Bee Built agreed to send me the upgraded plans when ready. Plans look straight forward and easy to follow.

    Stephen S.
    United States
    Top Bar Hive

    Well laid out plans Easy to follow