Top Bar Hive Class

In this workshop you will learn about Top Bar Hives (TBH) and the reason these hives remain a popular alternative to Langstroth hives.

  • This course is for those new to beekeeping. No previous experience or training is required.
  • The format of the course is classroom presentation including lecture, question and answer, and display of equipment.
  • Please bring something to take notes with.


Jeff Steenbergen demonstrates Top Bar Hive
PSBA Trustee Jeff Steenbergen demonstrates how to use a Top Bar Hive.

Topics that will be covered:

Alternative Beekeeping

  • A Look at Different Hive Styles and Natural Hives
  • Top Bar Beekeeping in History
  • Why Use a Top Bar Hive Today

Construction of Top Bar Hives

  • Materials to Use
  • Standards (That Make Beekeeping Easier)
  • Standards (That Make the Bees Happy)
  • Size Considerations


  • Installing Bees into a New Hive
  • Comb Manipulations and Maintenance
  • Treatment Free Pest Management
  • Harvesting Comb


Class Date and Time: Saturday March, 14th, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM

Class Fee: $35 per individual

Class will be held in the  Isaacson Classroom at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98105. 

 Register here!

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