Monday, July 6, 2009

We've sold our first Top Bar Hive

We currently use four top-bar hives. We also have standard Langstroth hives with top bars in them in place of standard frames. We've found that we've had tremendous success and progress with our top bar hives thus far into the season. There are typically two honey flows in a given year. We have finished our first honey flow season, so now it's a wait and see with how well these top bars have progressed. We got up early and made our way out to Dearborn to meet our first clients that bought an observation top bar hive, which has a 4 in. x 15 in window in the side for easy viewing pleasure, and we put one of the feral swarms in the hive body! It's so thrilling to see our first business transaction go so smoothly!! Save the honey bee's! We'll post some pictures soon of the progress our hives have made so far, and a picture of our top bar hive that we hope to manufacture and begin selling on the market and at conference's! Lots of people looking for information and we're just dying to get our name out there!!


  1. Congratulations on your business. I'm interested to follow your blog to hear more about how these top bar hives are doing.

  2. Thanks, Barb. I always love to hear from fellow apiasts! Not many are familiar with top bar hive practices, but we're doing everything we can to get the word out! We have found that we have had tremendous success with our top bar hives. So much so that we are considering phasing out our Langstroth Hives all together!