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Top Bar Hive plans for the advanced do-it-yourself woodworker - build the Gold Star hive from scratch!

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Simple and easy to understand, these detailed construction plans will help you build the Gold Star Deluxe top bar hive!  Metric and English units.

The Gold Star Deluxe hive is our top-of-the-line, bee-loving, beekeeper-friendly, top bar hive kit.  Build the real deal! 

These detailed construction drawings recreate the Gold Star Deluxe top bar hive exactly the way we build it.  All Gold Star features are incorporated into these plans.  Everything you will need to duplicate it from scratch in your own shop!

All the Gold Star special features are included:

  • Thirty 17-1/2” long top bars with bevel point comb guide - proven effective against cross-combing!
  • screened bottom for ventilation and varroa IPM
  • adjustable/removable bottom board
  • 4” x 36” glass observation window
  • Ten spacers
  • Two follower boards

Plans also include:

  • US and metric dimensions
  • materials list
  • cutting layout diagram
  • detailed assembly instructions

ALSO included:  Drawings to build the Gold Star Top Bar Hive syrup feeder

Plans are delivered electronically in .pdf format upon receipt of your order.

This Product works best for those who have:

a) plenty of time before their bees arrive to source all the materials - hardware, lumber, paint, glass and caulk; and
b) the tools, equipment, expertise AND the inclination to do all of the woodworking required, including the fabrication of 30 top bars.  

EXPERTISE REQUIREMENTS: ADVANCED woodworking skills are necessary.

The primary tools you will need are:

  • a table saw that can be accurately adjusted to do angled bevel cuts
  • a drill outfitted with a countersink bit
  • a router used to create the groove to accept the 4" x 36" observation window

(c) Gold Star Honeybees The Gold Star Honeybees Top Bar Hive Construction Plans are protected by US copyright laws. Please govern yourself accordingly!

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