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Difference between sm, med, lg top bar hives?


I am interested in purchasing a top bar hive, but at the ordering page, I became confused because I’m asked to select “small,” “medium,” and “large.” Maybe I just missed it (wouldn’t be the first time!), but couldn’t find what the differences were anywhere on the site, so I’m posting it here. What are the differences, and what are the advantages/disadvantages to each size? Thanks!

Lynn of Moss Hollowe

The Dark Corner, SC

p.s., I’m a total newbie and this will be my first foray into beekeeping, so please keep answers s-i-m-p-l-e for me :slight_smile:


If you’re looking at the starter kit, it’s asking about glove size; the hives are all same size unless you’re looking at different makers. Since TBH’s aren’t standardized like the Langstroth then different makers make different sizes.