EXCELLENT  Video that shows the "Inside" workings of a Top Bar Hive .... a must watch for New Beekeepers!!!

great video explaining top bar hive - requires not expensive equipment or smoke - organic and better for bees, but less yield (why most people don't do it)

Pros and Cons of Top Bar Hives

What is a top-bar beehive? The design of a top-bar beehive is a more natural style of bee keeping, allowing bees to choose style and size of comb.

An Introduction to the Top Bar Hive Top Bar hive vs. Langstroth comparisons

An Introduction to the Top Bar Hive Top Bar hive vs. Langstroth comparisons - Top Bar hives allow you to give the bees the ability to free form their honey combs rather than having it prestarted.

Build A Top Bar Bee Hive For Under $50 Project Video

Beekeeping For Beginners -Video on how to build a top bar hive. this is a really good video for someone with limited woodworking experience!

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An alternative to the traditional Langstroth beehive, the Kenyan top bar beehive is simple to build and maintain. The entire hive is at waist level, and allows access to individual honeycombs with.

A Top-Bar Hive is an inexpensive and easy to build way to set up a one-level beehive. It is much easier to maintain than the stack of boxes seen in a typical manufactured Langstroth beehive.

Keeping Bees: Using the Top-Bar Beekeeping Method - Homesteading and Livestock

A Top-Bar Hive is an inexpensive and easy to build way to set up a one-level beehive. It is much easier to maintain than the stack of boxes seen in a typical manufactured Langstroth beehive.

▶ how to make a topbar beehive - and a really good idea for an entrance.  I would side mount it so you can put insulation at either end of the hive for winter.  I would also add a small "landing pad". I may also use cedar for the body of the hive as it is a natural insect repellant.  I also like the idea of a viewing window.

▶ how to make a topbar beehive - and a really good idea for an entrance.

How to Build a Top Bar Hive - An illustrated guide to building your own top bar bee hive.

How to Build a Top Bar Hive - An illustrated guide to building your own top bar bee hive.

Beekeeping is a great hobby, whether you keep bees for pollination, honey, profit, medicinal uses or all of the above. But getting started can be expensive if you use conventional hives. Top-bar hives are simpler, less-expensive and a more natural option. Build them now and you can start keeping bees next spring.

Keeping Bees: Using the Top-Bar Beekeeping Method - Homesteading and Livestock

Keeping Bees: Using the Top-Bar Beekeeping Method - Homesteading and Livestock - MOTHER EARTH NEWS Includes line to free detailed plans for building a top-bar hive.

triangle top bars for more surface area to attach honey comb therefore less chance of it breaking off

More surface area for the bees to attach honey comb using a V bar. for a top bar hive)

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