Build your own Bee Thinking top bar hive using our step-by-step plans! Our professionally designed, full-color plans cover everything you'll need to make the best top bar hive for your bees. 21 pages.
- Plan overview
- Tool list
- Wood choice
- Sourcing materials
- Cut list
- Hardware and parts list
- Sealing and painting
- Top bar hive nucleus box plans
Option 1 - Construction Plans
Construction plans available immediately in digital PDF form.
Option 2 - Construction plans AND Hardware
Construction plans in physical print form, as well as all of the required hardware to assemble your hive.
Note: Does not include plexiglass for window, or #8 hardware cloth if you plan to build an optional screened bottom.
Option 3 - Construction plans, Hardware, AND Precision-milled Top Bars
Includes everything in options 1 and 2, PLUS 28 precision-milled, one piece, pine wedge top bars - The most difficult and dangerous part of the hive to construct if you only have access to a table saw. We make the best bars on the market, dramatically improving straight comb construction. We HIGHLY recommend using our bars.