Custom-Built Bee Hives

Are you a beekeeper? Check out our custom-built hives!

Find something you love? Check out our shop.

What do clients say about our custom hives? They love them!

"I love the hives... It was so wonderful finding you because I was able to customize to what I wanted and you were smart enough to talk me out of the wrong ideas. They exceeded my expectations."

Marilyn, custom hive owner
 

Cedar Langstroth hive with custom roof - $500.00

Cedar Langstroth 1
Cedar Langstroth 1

This is a close up view of the cedar Langstroth hive with two medium supers and custom roof.

Langstroth Hive - Cedar
Langstroth Hive - Cedar

Alternate view of hive

Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 3
Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 3

Alternate view of hive

Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 4
Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 4

Alternate view of hive

Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 5
Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 5

This is a version with only the brood box and no supers

Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 6
Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 6

Alternate view of hive

Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 7
Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 7

Another view of version with only brood box

Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 8
Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 8

Alternate view of hive - no sun

Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 9
Langstroth Hive - Cedar - 9

Brood chamber only version on back patio

Cypress Top Bar Hive with Viewing Window - $500

Top Bar Hive - Cypress -1
Top Bar Hive - Cypress -1

Front view showing landing board and entrance holes

Top Bar Hive - Cypress -2
Top Bar Hive - Cypress -2

Rear view showing open window

Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 3
Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 3

Rear view showing window closed

Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 4
Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 4

Alternate view with viewing window open

Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 5
Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 5

Showing roof off and construction of roof underneath

Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 6
Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 6

A closer view of roof construction

Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 7
Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 7

Another window view with hive in full sun

Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 8
Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 8

A closer view of front entrance holes and landing board

Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 9
Top Bar Hive - Cypress - 9

Alternate view of window closed

Cedar Hive With Viewing Window - $600.00

The Deluxe Model

Do you want something totally unique? We can do that!

 

This hive was custom-built for a beekeeper in St. Petersburg, FL. It has a viewing window (with cover), landing board, fancy roof, two coats of latex outdoor paint, and stainless steel hardware. If you want a totally custom hive, contact me with your ideas and specifications for a quote!

Painted Hive with Viewing Window - $600

This is a top bar hive that is typically made of pine. It comes with a viewing window and is meticulously painted with weather-resistant paint that holds up even in Florida's unpredictable weather! This hive can be painted other colors, but white is usually preferred.

The Stripped-Down Model - $400

 

This hive is a very basic top bar model with a pitched plywood roof, un-painted hive body, and no viewing window. 

The corner-molding used on the top bars will encourage straight comb building by the bees. These hives come with two follower-boards which can create three different chambers in the hive which allows the user to raise nucs or do splits if desired. The roof may be covered with a plastic banner material on request. 

Small Hives - $250-$350

These hives are smaller and easier to move than other models, and they're just the right size to maintain a fairly sizable colony. A basic hive is $250, and a model with a viewing window is $350.