Horizontal Top Bar Beehive

(3 customer reviews)


The main hive image is for illustration purpose only. Viewing windows and floor options are available at extra cost.

Please note, our hives are made to order. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

We do our best to manufacture your hive as quickly as possible. Remember you are purchasing a quality product individually built with care.

Postage & Packing is  calculated at checkout stage. Click the calculate shipping option then enter your postcode. Local delivery and collection is also available.

Optional extras such as a Varroa mesh floor, Inspection windows and Eco floor are available at extra cost.



Available on back-order

SKU: HTBH001 Category:


Our Horizontal Top Bar hives are made from responsibly sourced UK grown western red cedar. All major joints are glued and screwed with stainless steel wood screws, nails or staples are not used anywhere in the construction.

The hive walls are a minimum of 25 mm or 1 Inch thick dependent on the manufacturing process. Each plank is machined from 30 mm thick Cedar to ensure that it is totally flat and warp free. The finished board thickness will vary from a minimum 25 to 28 mm.

Western Red cedar will last untreated for up to 25 years, and will turn a lovely slate grey colour over time. As most things in life, “if you look after it, it will look after you”

We recommend a couple of coats of raw linseed oil, (Not Boiled) preferably yearly. This will enhance the grain patterns in the wood and increase its durability.

The standard hive comes complete with 26 top bars with wedge shape comb guides. Two Follower boards, solid floor, Simple feeder bar, and gabled roof with aluminium ridge protection. Four 75mm x 50mm pine pressure treated legs are also standard.

The legs are secured in place with 8 stainless steel coach bolts, wing nuts and washers. The legs will require fixing to the hive body after delivery.

A Stainless Steel Varroa mesh floor with full length pull out inspection tray, Glass inspection windows and ECO floor are available as optional extras.

Additional information

Weight 35 kg
Dimensions 110 × 50 × 60 cm
Floor Options

Solid, Varroa Mesh, ECO

Viewing Windows

None, One, Two

3 reviews for Horizontal Top Bar Beehive

  1. Lynda (verified owner)

    Really pleased with my top bar hive, well made and in my opinion the quality of the build is excellent . This is my first hive and Andrew has been very helpful and is also very knowledge about keeping bees in these hives. I would definitely recommend buying without any hesitation.

  2. Christophe

    Excellent craftmanship! Will buy again without hesitation!

  3. Christophe Gaspard (verified owner)

    An excellent work by Andrew. This top bar hive is truly unique. We chose the version with observation windows and the quality of the job is impressive! We already ordered another one for our apiaries .

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