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so by now I figured I would already have a couple of top bar hives belt but I keep running into confusion when looking at the plans I have found. I have very limited internet in my off-grid community so anything simple to print out would really be beneficial. Please spare me with any liens too easy to follow directions 4 top bar hives. I would really like to have a couple of them built before April and it's almost March already.
 
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Gail, which top bar plans have you looked at so far?
 
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These might help. Hope so. Can't say that I particularly recommend them. Just some items from my bee info folder.





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Leigh Tate wrote:Gail, which top bar plans have you looked at so far?



gosh I don't even know where the link is anymore as I printed them out it was one of the first couple of results just for googling do-it-yourself top bar Hive plans.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:These might help. Hope so. Can't say that I particularly recommend them. Just some items from my bee info folder.






thank you I have downloaded both of those and hope to take a look at them sometime when I'm not able to get online I think the first one is one of the blueprints that I already have that made the most sense.
 
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Mike's horizontal top bar plans look good. Also, there is a free PDF for Warré top bar hives that you can download and print out --> here.
I really like the Layens top bar hive, but the only plans I've found are as webpages.
 
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