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  • A pair of extra fondant frames to go with the base fondant feeder kit.

    Fondant Feeder frames - set of 2

    Q:  How do you feed a top bar hive in winter? A:  With a Fondant Feeder! This winter-only feeder acts just like a fake honeycomb, making fondant (hard sugar candy) accessible to your bees in winter - when they cannot break cluster...

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  • Gold Star Top Bar Hive Hinge Kit Gold Star Top Bar Hive Hinge Kit

    Gold Star Top Bar Hive Hinge Kit

    For years, I was pretty much against hinging the lid on a top bar hive. For a number of reasons. One was that if you do a lot of hive-side teaching or mentoring, having the lid attached to the hive meant it was often in the way of being able to show...

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  • There are three pieces to our queen jail:  The small box, the large box, and the top bar. Capture your queen in the small box.

    Queen Jail

    Oxalic Acid can be a very effective treatment for varroa mites, provided there is no capped brood inside the hive at the time of treatment. Our Queen Jail allows you to easily capture and cage your queen for the 14 days it will take for your hive to...

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  • Hive kit legs!

    Spare legs - set of 4

    Wood touching earth eventually causes the wood to be affected by moisture.  We're not a big fan of chemical methods of moisture-proofing, so here are 4 spare legs, cut and drilled specifically to fit your Gold Star hive.    

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  • The Gold Star 8 bar nuc box is easy to assemble!  You need only a screwdriver. The Gold Star top bar nuc box holds 8 Gold Star top bars.

    Top Bar Hive Nuc box - 8 interchangeable top bars

    Whether you just need to move or store some natural beeswax comb, are actively working to increase the size of your apiary, or you are paying it forward by helping to launch another top bar hive beekeeper - this versatile nuc box is going to come in...

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  • One quart syrup feeder jar works well to get a new hive started in the spring!

    Top bar hive syrup feeder

    Top Bar Hive Syrup Feeder Feed your bees with ease with our uber-simple syrup feeder kit.  The Gold Star Top Bar Hive syrup feeder is accessed by your bees through the "drive-through window" access hole follower board.  Feeding syrup...

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  • Long, straight, sharp - just what a top bar hive tool should be!

    Top Bar Hive Tool

    Just the right size and shape for a top bar hive tool - it does a great job of handling the tasks you need to accomplish in your Gold Star top bar hive.  This top bar hive tool may have been a carving knife in another life - but it does a great job...

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