Your Hive will have

10 to 50 thousand

hardworking, female individuals,

1 marvelous Queen

and a few

lazy but essential






    The TableViewTM observation hive is an economic alternative to our other models and is at home on a table or any supporting surface. As with our other models, you will witness the amazing world of your honey bee colony. You will watch the queen inspect and select brood cells and lay thousands of eggs. Observe the nurse bees feeding those eggs and cap them, and, in 21 days, take delight in watching a new little bee chew away that cap, emerge to rub herself off and grow to become a selfless, hard working member of her colony.

   Just imagine watching all of the marvelous activities that happen in your Honey Bee colony.



    The TableViewTM includes a full featured Hive Case and 2 transverse support feet with surface protection bumpers and the outside entrance unit and the thru wall pipe. The bees enter and exit through the top or bottom of the side wall in the Hive Case. There is an adjustable,slide-in, Hive Case door. Here you will connect a a clear or opaque routing tube (not included) that will then connect to the thru- wall pipe that connects to the outside entrance unit

    To remove the TableView Hive Case to the outdoors for servicing; close the Hive Case door and remove the Hive Case from the routing pipe., temporarily plug the routing pipe then remove the Case to the outdoors. This models comes with instructions for creating your routing pipe from locally available, inexpensive fittings.

All Models come with installation and hive management instructions. 

    Note; 6 to 8 frames of bees, comb, and honey can bee heavy. You may want help removing your Hive Case to the outdoors. 



Wax foundation, frames, bees and glass are not included.


Please Note: Observation Hive Cases are presently shipped without glass. Please purchase glass locally. Simple installation instructions are included with the Hive Case, although we suggest that you take the glass frames to a glass vendor and have your glass vendor install and seal glass.

For Public Exhibit Centers and areas with "out of control tonka trucks" we recommend 3/16" or 1/4" Laminated safety glass.


Your order will be shipped in 14 days or less, allowing for assembly and order volume. All hive orders are shipped via UPS standard ground service.  You will receive an e-mail notification and UPS tracking number when when your order is shipped.


   All Hive Cases are notched for Langstroth style deep and medium frames.

We currently do not ship hives internationally.

Our DIY Building Plans do ship internationally,

and shipping is included

If you would like to purchase any of our products with a check , money order or purchase order, please contact In your e-mail message, please include your shipping zip code and the model in which you are interested,  as well any questions you might have. A Direct Order Blank with prices and product details will be sent to you via e-mail (or postal mail upon request).