Bee Hive Plans - Original BackYardHive Top Bar Hive

The Original Back Yard Hive design has a long track record of great bee colony survivability. Fully drawn honey combs weigh in at 5 pounds each, so they are easy to move and lift. Corwin's first Top Bar design created in 2005. Corwin was the first Top Bar developer to add these key features to Top Bar Hives.

*Viewing window 
The viewing window allows the beekeeper to look inside the hive without disturbing the bees. This is a less invasive practice.

*Triangle (wedge shape) Top Bars
The one piece, wedge shaped Top Bars give the bees a better guide to create a straight comb along the entire length of the Top Bar.

All of our Top Bar Hive Plans provide all of the measurements, specifications, and materials you will need to build a complete bee hive.

3 options for buying the Hive Plans:

1) The Hive Plans only

2) The Hive Plans & Hardware (Hardware consists of all the screws and window latches)

3) The Kit - Hive Plans, a full Set of Top Bars, hardware & spacers. The Top Bars  are the hardest part of the hive to create so getting a Set of the Top Bars will ensure a good start to creating a bee hive that is ready for bees.