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The Golden Mean Hive - Passage Bars

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A Fully Assembled Hive that is ready for bees!

  • Glass Viewing Window
  • Full set of one piece precision Milled "Passage" Top Bars
    (18 triangle Top Bars)
  • False back
  • Hardwood spacers
  • Front entrance with full landing board
  • Sustainably sourced Pine wood

The Golden Mean hive was developed by Corwin Bell after noticing how productive the bees were in hives that Corwin had built that were in Golden Mean proportion. Fully drawn honeycombs weigh in at 7 pounds each, a very manageable weight.

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Integrated top bar feature, we call the "Super Highway"

Specially designed top bars by Corwin Bell that improve the bees efficiency, health, ability to self ventilate the nest and improves overwintering, by providing passages for the bees to efficiently migrate through the honey stores.


Bees use these holes to travel
efficiently through the hive

Our specially machined "Passage Bars" are designed with four holes and when accurately aligned with consecutive bars provide the bees with tunnels through which they can easily travel from comb to comb.