Natural & Traditional Beekeeping

We are proud to own and care for some beautiful Top Bar Beehives in our apiaries.Top Bar Hives are among the most ancient methods of beekeeping which involves almost no human intervention. The honey produced by the bees in this fashion is truly exceptional in its unique taste and is a rarity.

Also called Kenyan Hives, these wonderful honeybees homes are made by which we recommend to any TBH beekeeper.

Top Bar Hive Nucleus

Working hand in hand with , Raw Mellifera Ltd is producing TBH nuclei on 5 bars, for a hassle free and easy population of your hive.

These nuclei are for collection only from Chippenham - Wiltshire and the cost may vary from £180 to £250. It will depend on your hive's specs as we will adapt our bespoke nuclei to your  dimensions and it will be built to match your needs which is ideal for a home made TBH.

We will take orders from October to April only for "ready to collect" nuclei in June or July, weather and availability permitting.

To order or for more information please send an Email to or use the contact form below.

Recommended websites:

The barefoot Beekeeper :

To buy a Top bar Hive:

Where are we

Raw Mellifera Ltd 

55 Catlehaven Close

SN15 3TG Chippenham


Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-8pm

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