Learn More : See our frames and foundation buyers guide.
This observation hive has Plexiglas viewing panels on both sides.
Observation bee hives let you peer into the world bees inhabit, and can help you gain a better understanding of the ways they build comb, store nectar and pollen and raise brood.
The hive can hold two deep frames or three medium frames to allow plenty of room for the bees to work. The screened feeding station fits a Boardman feeder cap (jar not included) for quick feeding. The hive includes a sliding Plexiglas entrance to allow bees to be isolated in the hive or pass in and out freely. The hive can be adapted to accommodate a PVC pipe entrance, which can then be attached to another pipe which leads outside.
The top cover is removable to allow for extra ventilation in hot weather or when transporting the hive. The screened inner cover also allows for feeding of winter patties with ease.
I ordered an observation hive and was surprised how quickly it was delivered. Upon opening, I found a small crack (replaceable part) and called in for service. The part was shipped out immediately and received within 2-3 days. Outstanding service!