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3-in-1 Horizontal Top-Bar Hive w/ HINGED ROOF

  • Work at waist level only, eliminating the need to bend down. 

    Offers longer durability compared to hives with vertical walls, as the entire hive is covered and the slanted walls are shielded from sun and rain. 

    • Inspection is much faster and simpler.
    • No requirement for equipment storage such as empty boxes, frames, or extractors.
    • No additional equipment necessary as the colony grows, resulting in a one-time expense. 
    • Simplified space management, with horizontal expansion and contraction of the brood’s nest.
    • Yields abundant comb honey and wax, with comb honey selling for twice as much as liquid honey.
    • Minimizes stress on the bees, as only a few bars need to be pulled for inspection, and there is never an empty cavity above the brood's nest.
    • Promotes calmer bees and less intimidating management.
    • Eliminates hiding places for Small Hive Beetles.
    • Enhances thermodynamics and safeguards nest homeostasis,eliminating the chimney effect and protecting the integrity of the brood’s nest.
  • 4ft long - Heavy Duty 3-in-1 Double Top-Bar Hive (20” bars)


    (Please note: these cannot be shipped and will need to be picked up at The Bee-Guardian apiary).

    • These unique Horizontal Hives enable a more natural and attentive approach to beekeeping, resulting in abundant harvests of liquid honey, comb honey, and beeswax.
    • They promote calmer, healthier bees and more content beekeepers compared to traditional Langstroth boxes, while aligning with the bees' natural instincts over industrial practices.
    •  Featuring double insulation, they provide superior thermal mass and enhanced thermodynamics compared to vertically oriented, thinly walled Langstroth boxes.
    • With a maximum weight of 8lbs, there is no heavy lifting involved, unlike the 90-100lbs typically associated with Langstroth hives. 
    • There is no requirement to store multiple boxes of supers and drawn comb during winter, or bulky extractors. 
    • These hives simplify beekeeping for everyone, including individuals with disabilities, children, and retirees.
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