Factory Second Top Bar Hive

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These top bar hives use the same quality lumber as our premium top bar hives, but failed to meet our stringent quality requirements. They may include small, tight knots, dents, or minor tearing that isn't allowed on our other hives. No defects that compromise the structural integrity or fit of the hive are allowed.


  • FSCⓇ certified sustainable Douglas Fir or Sugar Pine
  • Moulded legs can easily be installed and leveled and support 300+ lbs
  • 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 shingled design for optimal rain run off
  • 1 full length viewing window lets you see the bees throughout the entire hive
  • Screened bottom board with stainless steel screen and two removable inserts to adjust ventilation
  • Stainless steel screws
  • Assembly instructions


  • 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.

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    Bonnie J.
    United States
    Good value

    As expected, there are flaws in the wood and joints that need to be caulked. Some rough edges need sanding. One of my end boards was not milled properly, so there were going to be issues with assembly. I sent photos to Bee Built, and I had a replacement piece 2 days later. Their customer service is excellent! I haven't completed assembly, but I think this is a good value. You have to check the site daily and buy as soon as you see one available. They go very quickly. I would recommend this hive.