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For those who do not want to make their own bars, we have them in store to sell by the bar.  

They are 1-3/8in wide to respect bee space, 20in long, and approximately 1-3/4in tall - made withouht electricity out of beautiful pine wood by our Amish friends.


Otherwise, you can make them yourself (or have them made) using our free plans below and a table saw. 



  • We believe so much in these hives that, if you are handy, you may build them yourself using our free plans at
  • If you prefer, you may buy them fully assembled or in kits here. 





Not sure?

Come and visit with us at the address below and we can show you how they work in person on our demo hives every Friday 11am-6pm or by appointment at (512) 699-0605, or just text&call us with your questions.

Top Bar

  • NOTE

    For local pickup in Driftwood, TX. 



    • Bars are the recommended standard of 20" long (17" or shorter bar models make for deeper and narrower combs that tend to collapse and/or attach to the side walls a lot more, and do not allow for optimal nest configuration)
    • Les-Is More hives feature a 30degree angle and shallow depth, for better structural integrity and less collapse/attachment  (thanks to a higher center of gravity and a longer connection to the bar).
    • Entrance holes may be closed with wine corks or with entrance disc reducers.
    • To populate your Top-Bar Hives, we recommend purchasing  Top-Bar NUCs  of the same dimensions OR a Package of bees. You may also populate these with Langstroth NUCs after a quick conversion, see our blog post for instructions at
    • NEW: these unique Top-Bar Hives offer the possibility of an Easy-Peasy Langstroth NUC & frames conversion during the Spring: just pop a Langstroth NUCs onto the end piece used as a shelf, opening it up to the top-bar hive cavity, and letting the colony expand horizontally into the Top-Bar Hive by building new combs naturally onto the top-bars. You may also permanently attach a Langstroth box to that effect.



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