Bee-Commerce is pleased to be working with Paoletto Farms to offer this beautifully crafted Kenya Top Bar Hive.
These top bar hives are can be set up for a dual queen system, with a divider in the middle separating the two colonies. We believe this adds a cushion of protection for the hive as a whole. If something should happen to one queen, the two sides can be combined and continue operate without interruption. This does not mean that you have to have a dual queen system with our hive, but we believe that this is a very efficient way to go. As a collective, the bees should withstand the harsh winters of the north very well, because they can share heat as well as resources.
The top bar hive allows for a multitude of options for each bee keeper. Whether the intrest is in honey production, beeswax, or both. Whether the preference for feeders are on the inside or out. Our top bar system is completely compatible with Langstroth hives where the screens, feeders and queen excluders are interchangeable.