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Making Stuff for Beekeepers

Mostly Top-bar Beehive Stuff


Hi, I’m Bob Ragsdale, a beekeeper, beekeeping instructor, and maker.

I am very happy to announce my first product, the patent-pending, Safe-passage Comb Guide for top-bar beehives.

It’s  unique design creates a passage directly below the top-bar that runs the entire length of the comb. As a result, the bees are able to move freely about the hive, passing around all four sides of the comb. Because the passage is precisely sized, the bees won’t backfill it with burr-comb or propolis.

After four years of testing I have a design that I am really happy with. I hope you enjoy it too. If you have questions about it, please drop me an email.

Here’s where you can learn more & purchase some guides

A Passage Below the Top-Bar, Above the Comb