Observation Hive


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With a frame observation hive, you can encourage learning and exploration of honey bees up close. You can take a 5-frame observation hive nuc box on the road to teach the intricate workings of beehives to students, and groups, at farmers' markets or fairgrounds, and to share with the general public.

If you're traveling with a frame observation hive, make sure to pull one frame up into the viewing area before you leave. When you arrive at your destination, simply remove the shutters and let your audience observe the hive! There's nothing quite like seeing a bee colony up close, and observation hives make it all possible.

The openings of the observation hive latch securely, so there is no chance of your bees getting out or their hive being disturbed. Showcase your bees at work in all their glory through the clear acrylic viewing pane of the observation hive.

An excellent way to bring the beauty and wonder of a beehive into any public setting, whether it be a classroom, showroom, or simply too curious onlookers, is to use an observation hive.


  • 9⅝" deep nuc box
  • observation hive viewing compartment with shutters
  • Attached bottom board

The observation hive is designed to hold 9 1/8" frames (NOT INCLUDED).


  • 12.50 x 27.40 x 28.00 inches
  • 28.50 LBS


  • 5

    Observation Hive

    by Larry Hickerson on May 05, 2022

    Very high quality ,very well made

  • 5

    Obsrvation Hive

    by Shelley on Mar 29, 2022

    Nice observation hive, well made, can't wait to use it.

  • 5

    Excellent quality

    by Kiersten Clancy on Mar 22, 2022

    I purchased this observation hive to be able to do presentations at schools and farmers markets. It is wonderfully built and designed. I have zero complaints!

  • 3

    Observation hive

    by Thomas Daly on Mar 15, 2022

    As usual Mann Lakes QC with wood ware products is either below average to AVERAGE in this case. The seams should be extremely tight when building an observation hive. Do I think a bee can get out? Probably not, but for what I paid, I want 100% sure no bee will get out now or as this hive ages