• We are in the process of redesigning our top bar hives so we can flat pack them and offer free shipping. In the meantime, enjoy pics of our recent honey harvest. New design will be available November 2018!

  • Top Bar Beekeeping Starter Kit for sale Virginia

    Our beekeeping starter kit has everything you need to become a top bar beekeeper.

  • Top bar hives for sale with windows

    We've added observation windows to all of our top bar hives for easier viewing of the honey bees as they do their thing.

  • You get chemical-free wax with top bar hives and foundationless frames

    Why top bar hives? No foundation means the bees draw out their own pure wax comb.

  • Beekeeping jacket for sale for the top bar beekeeper with our exclusive cowboy logo

    Go sting-free with our beekeeping jackets that have our Wild Bunch Bees cowboy logo.

  • The hinged roof on our top bar hive design conveniently stays up

    All of our top bar hives come with a hinged aluminum composite roof that is easily removable.

  • stylish top bar hive gravity feeder designed by Wild Bunch Bees

    Our WB top bar gravity feeder lets you feed your bees in comfort and style.

  • Top bar hive foundationless chemical-free wax

    We make hand salves & lip balm with the chemical-free wax that our top bar bees produce.

  • Unpainted top bar hive for sale lets you paint the hive your own color

    The Good Top Bar Hive is unpainted so you can choose your own color or leave it natural.

  • top bars for sale with side bars for bees

    We sell the only top bar hives with side bars to prevent comb from collapsing and to keep the bees from attaching comb to the sides of the hive.

Our no.1 goal in designing our top bar hives is to make sure your bees survive & prosper winter after winter.

Air-sealed

Any seams in our bee hives are sealed with glue, caulk, or rubber weather-stripping to prevent cold drafts, condensation, and pests from entering your hive.

air sealed top bar hives

Screen bottom board

Our hives come with screen bottom board that can be sealed up with a solid bottom board during the colder months.

Screen bottom board on top bar hive

3-1/2 liter feeder

Our hives come with a large interior feeder so that you can feed the bees fast and conveniently.

Large bee feeder with floats

Robber screens

Included with our hive is plenty of 1/8" hardware cloth to make robber screens. This simple accessory prevents neighboring bees from robbing your hive of honey.

robber screens prevent bees from robbing your hive

Aluminum composite roof

The hinged aluminum composite roof stays up when you open it and can be removed without the need for any tools.

Our top bar hives come with a hinged aluminum composite roof to keep your hive protected from the element

Top bars with side supports and waxed comb guides

Say goodbye to crooked comb, collapsed comb, and unwanted comb attachments to the sides of your hive with our exclusive top bars.

Top bars with side supports and wax-dipped lead for straight comb and no comb collapse

Beekeeping Articles

Redesigning Our Top Bar Hives

Redesigning Our Top Bar Hives

The majority of our top bar hive customers have come locally.  One of the reasons is that many of our customers were beginning beekeepers and they wanted to ask me lots of questions and see the top bar hives in action before they took one home.  However, the biggest reason is that our shipping costs…Continue Reading

Wedding Favors – Lip Balms and Hand Salves

Wedding Favors – Lip Balms and Hand Salves

Are we in a lip balm and hand salve bubble?  It seems that every store now carries locally-produced body care products.  However, most don’t harvest their chemical-free beeswax locally like we do.  We get it right from our top bar hives in our apiary.  In any case, we are always trying to find new markets…Continue Reading

Mid-winter Update – House Building

Mid-winter Update – House Building

It’s been a long time since I have posted a blog entry.  Here at Wild Bunch Farm we have been busy building a new house so not much chance to enjoy the bees or write about them.  I believe that getting more experience with building energy-efficient homes will help me become a better beehive builder.…Continue Reading