20+ Building Top Bar Hive Background. Harvesting honey and inspecting brood can be done with minimal disruption. If you choose to build legs for your hive box rather than setting them on concrete blocks or some other stand, you'll need 2x4s or 2x3s or any other size of sturdy scrap wood at least 4′ long.
They are the minimum needed for a movable comb hive. How the bars fit in the body of the hive. Check on the brood on one end of the hive, look for honey on the other.
This book is very detailed, but that might be hard to appreciate from the lists above.
For many, top bar beekeeping is preferable because it focuses more on the natural state of. How the bars fit in the body of the hive. A top bar hive solves all of the same problems that the langstroth does (removable comb) with less cost and less work to build. I am looking fore the plans to building a top bar hive i have watch sevral viedo but non give all the sizes.