Cottage Urban Beehive

By Honey Bee City

Starting at $299

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Raise your own bees with this 8-frame beehive cottage. Each wooden hive is Made in the USA and is ideal for urban spaces—like small backyards or roof decks. Stack the modular components, and the bees will seal it up with a byproduct of their honey making—there’s no need for nails. A copper roof protects the hive from the elements, and the internal feeder reduces intrusion by pets and pests. Once the hive is set up, order your own colony of bees, and soon it will be buzzing with activity.

  • Made in the USA: Miami, FL
  • Materials: 100% Pine Hive with beeswax-coated frames, anodized aluminum copper-colored roof
  • Care: Exterior: Wash only when needed with soap and water. Paint/Stain exterior to personalize; Interior: Should not be modified due to honeybee safety and honey purity
  • Frame feeder can be used as a standard brood frame after your bees no longer require feeding
  • Caution: Always wear protective clothing. If your or family are allergic to bees, stings, or honey products, do not become a beekeeper
  • Cottage Model hive features roof, inner cover, shallow hive box with frames, queen excluder, deep hive box with frames, screened bottom board, entrance reducer, custom frame feeder, and full color owner's manual
  • Bees not included. Order bees for pick up, delivery, or by mail from a reputable bee breeder
  • Cottage model does not include a stand, top feeder, or beekeeping book. Consider our Honey Bee City model for purchase, if needed
  • Dimensions: 24" x 24" x 19"
  • Weight: 50 lbs.
Save the bees! (And harvest your own honey.)

About Honey Bee City

Save the Bees

Even if you’re a beginner or have limited outdoor space, Honey Bee City’s beekeeping starter kit can help you join the urban beekeeping movement.

This modular beehive is Made in the USA and easy to assemble—stack it up and the bees will seal the structure with propolis, a byproduct of their honey making. There’s a clear panel to peek inside, and the copper roof is a nice design element that also protects the hive.

Bees help produce about one third of our food through their pollinating efforts, so having them around is vital. For the past few years, hives have been disappearing at an alarming rate, in part because of Colony Collapse Disorder, when worker bees disappear and the colony dies out.

“Beekeeper Rick” Cousins created this simplified system after moving to an urban neighborhood, where his commercial beekeeping supplies were oversized. While helping out the bees, you’ll also reap the benefits—like nutrient-rich honey and beeswax.

Before you get started, check your local laws about hive regulations and registration. You’ll also need to “hire” (i.e. buy) your buzzing workers, and local bees are best. Contact a beekeeping organization in your area and they’ll be happy to help.