The hive stand is made of treated wood and keeps your beehive off of the ground, protects it from many four-legged animals and ground insects.  Most of all, it saves your back, knees, and neck, making your beehive easier to access and to do your tasks! 

How Do Beehives Work?

Urban Beekeeping is often limited to smaller spaces and locations than rural or commercial beekeepers enjoy, so our 8-Frame Hive System provides you with Smaller, Lighter, Easier to Handle modules or components that can suit your needs or grow with you.  An 8-Frame hive and components is also a cheaper, less expensive system to own.  It also provides for Managed Honey Production, which means you and your family will be able to harvest a good supply of honey, but not so much that you end up with more than you might to consume, gift, or sell each year.  You can always add more hive boxes to your Honey Bee City to increase your colony, honey, propolis, pollen, or comb production.  Check out our Hive Store for more ideas and products!    

Getting Started

(A Complete Owner's Manual Will Come With Your Order)

Painting, Staining, or Finishing.  Your Honey Bee City will arrive with a polyurethane finish, but you can paint it or stain it as you like. Do not paint the beehive interior or entrance reducer because your bees will live and produce honey inside of the hive. 

Location.  Select a sunny, well-ventilated area, in a remote location of your yard, roof, or open area.  You should NEVER set up your Honey Bee City indoors or in an enclosed area like a screened patio!  If you're locating your beehive on an unscreened, uncovered patio, porch, or more confined location, select a location so your beehive faces east, which will focus morning sunlight on the hive opening.   Do not place your Honey Bee City where honey bees will be able to freely enter your living space!

Ground Cover (Optional).   If you're going to use landscaping netting under your beehive, place it on the ground where your hive will be located.  You can place a decorative rug on top of the landscaping netting if you like, too.  The landscaping netting limits the access of hive beetles to your beehive.    

Hive Stand with Legs.  It's the base of your operaration, provides a sturdy foundation, and makes working with your hive a lot easier on your back and knees!  Remember to face the slanted front to the east where the sunlight can awaken your bees in the morning!

Screened Bottom Board.  Place your Screened Bottom Board on top of the hive stand with legs, with the Honey Bee City Logo in front.  Once your Deep Hive Box is on top of it, you'll see the entrance to your beehive!

Deep HIve Box.  The true operation of Honey Bee City, place this box with the 8 frames inside on top of the Screened Bottom Board with the logo in front!  You'll see a small entrance area where your bees will come and go.

Entrance Reducer.  This small length of wood fits at the hive entrance.  You can use it to regulate how many bees can enter your hive at one time, and it limits intruders by insect pests.  Place the entrance reducer in the slot in front of your beehive where your deep hive box and screened bottom board meet. 

Wood Queen Excluder.  This module looks like a BBQ grill and it fits over the Deep Hive Box to keep your queen bee from traveling into your Medium Hive Box.

Medium Hive Box.  The Medium Hive Box with logo in front fits on top of the Queen Excluder. This is where your bees will produce your honey or extra honey for them to eat.

Top Feeder.  This looks like a black plastic feeding trough with a screen in the middle.  This is the module you'll fill with sugar water to sustain your bees' diet after they arrive.  Place the Top Feeder on top of the Medium Hive Box.  If you want to limit the production of comb under your top feeder, you can place the inner cover below it as an option!

Wood Inner Cover.  The Inner Cover fits on top of the Top Feeder and provides ventilation and protection for your bees.

Anodized Copper Roof.  Place the roof on top of the Inner Cover and you'll see that you've completed your inital assembly.

NOTE:  The Observation Viewing Window is an accessory you can use whenever you want to observe your bees while in the Medium or Deep Hive Box.  It reduces the level of disturbance and helps them to act normally.

Warning Signs.  We offer selections in this website.  Bee warning signs are important in order to advise and caution anyone in your immediate area that you have an active beehive.  Most landscapers, lawn engineers, utility workers, and others will appreciate it.  Honey Bee City doesn't sell bees and is not responsible for bee actions of behavior.

State, County, & Local Laws or Ordinances.  Beehive owners must comply with laws, rules, and regulations that apply to beekeeping, so consult those guidelines prior to buying and colonizing a beehive!  Honey Bee City is not responsible for customer violations of laws and regulations.  

After you've painted, personalized, and assembled your Honey Bee City in the permanent location where you want to place it, it's time to shop for and order your bees!  You'll find local, regional, and national bee breeders online that will ship packaged bees to your door.  If you desire, you can purchase bees and pick them up.  Either way, we urge you to follow the bee breeder's instructions regarding installation.  

Always wear your beekeeping hat, veil, and clothing when handling bees, and please Read the Owner's Manual!  If you purchased the entire kit, we advise that you read Beekeeper Rick's book and educate yourself and family on beekeeping, beehives, & the wonderful Honey Bees!

You're Now Ready to Order or Purchase Honey Bees!!

Good Luck!!

A Word About 8 Frame Hive Systems

Urban Beekeeping is often limited to smaller spaces and locations that rural beekeepers enjoy, so the 8-Frame Hive System provides you with Smaller, Lighter, Easier to Handle modules or components.  It's also a cheaper, less expensive system to own.  It also provides for Managed Honey Production, which means you and your family will be able to harvest a good supply of honey, but not so much that you end up with more than you might want each year.  You can always add more hive boxes to your Honey Bee City to increase honey production, or purchase a larger 10-Frame hive system as your skills and honey requirements increase!    

Honey Bee City Owner's Manual & Set Up Guide

​60 Pages, The Book Patch, 2016

Our full color, illustrated Owner's Manual is easy to read and,will advise you about honey bee basics, beehives and beehive assembly, beekeeping, and how to order and install packaged bees! This manual is included with your Honey Bee City purchase.   












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You'll Be Helping to Save the Bees & Have Fun!

Made & Finished in the USA, the Honey Bee City Urban Beehive is a premium standard 8-frame beehive, which provides an artificial habitat where your new bee colony can grow and produce pure honey.  Historically called the Langstroth Beehive, beekeepers have used many different types of artificial hives since the Stone Age in order to collect pure honey, valuable beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, and honeycomb.  It arrives at your door, in stackable modules, and with all of the accessories that you'll need to get started!  Inspired to be an educational tool, as well as a honey producer and garden pollinator, the key feature of Honey Bee City is the inclusion of an internal top feeder, which allows you to feed and water your honeybees without attracting animals and pests as an external feeder would do.  The exclusive stand that comes with the Honey Bee City beehive lifts your hive off the ground, keeping many animals from gaining access to your hive, while saving your back and knees, too!

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1 Entrance Reducer







Nothing Compares to Natural Wood

Our Hives are American Made

Sanded & Sealed with Love

Finished with Pride & Care

Interior Parts are Untreated,

Because Your Bees Live There

Made to Last, Survive the Elements 

Your Hive Should Last Many Years

It will Complement Your Venue

And Be Admired by Your Loved Ones 


Hive Frame Grip

​This handy frame tool reduces the mess associated with removing a frame full of honey from your hive box, which is often sealed with bee made propilis.  The frame tool allows you to grip the frame, lift it, and remove it or replace it after you've removed your honey!  







Treated, Sanded, Sealed ​


 1 Medium Hive Box w/

​8 Frames & Our Logo 


5-Frame Nucleus Hive of Bees  

The Entrance Reducer fits at the entrance of your Honey Bee City where the bottom board meets the deep hive box..  It excludes larger pests from entering your hive and limits access to your to your bees!     

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Queen Laying    Eggs  

SIR-BK-HBC01 Honey Bee City Urban Beekeeping Kit - 8 Frame Beehive With Accessories​

SIR-BK-HBC02 Honey Bee City - 8 Frame Beehive Only, No Accessories

Each Includes a Full Color Owner's Manual, Cottage is HBC w/o Stand and Top Feeder

Honey Bee City Beehive Contents 


Our beautiful anodized aluminum & wood roof, fits over the top of your beehive to provide protection from the sun & elements.  It is copper in color & comes with our genuine copper Honeybee City Logo!

Hive Brush

​The hive brush is a beekeeping essential!  It allows you to safely move bees out of your way, as well as accomplish general housekeeping & other hive tasks.  The bristles are soft, yet durable, and the handle allows you to get your work done quickly!   

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​Honey Bee City hives are hand finished so beautifully that many customers choose not to paint or personalize them, but we love individuality!

Owner's Manual Included

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Honey Bee City's 8 Frame Beehive is a modular component system that can easily be expanded to increase bee and honey production, pollen collection, and wax expansion. We use easy terms because our customers aren't commercial keepers with dozens or hundreds of hives!  Your HBC will arrive assembled like the one in the photograph, ready to be stained, painted, or personalized, as you like!  Some customers use university designs, sports teams, and other themes, while others adorn their hives with stickers!  Surprisingly, most customers love their natural wood hives just the way we finish them!                                  

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 Premier 100% Pine 8-Frame Beehives, Built to Last - A Veteran/Retired Law Enforcement-Owned & Managed Small Business !  

Deep Hive Box 

Where Your Bees Live! ​

The Beekeeper's Trademark!! ​


​Honey Bee City

​Urban Beekeeping Kit

(Includes Accessory Bundle Shown Below)


Makes Close Work Easier! ​

The Urban Beekeeper by Rick Cousins.  MSRP $18.50

​ISBN 13: 9781682734063  99 Pages The Book Patch, 2016

Our own Beekeeper Rick's book on urban beekeeping is provided with your purchase! This easy to read, illustrated apiary reference book, will educate you about honey bees, beehives, and beekeeping. It also provides assembly instructions, beekeeping dos and don'ts, and how to order and install packaged bees!     

1 Wood Hive Inner Cover

with Our Logo

The deep hive box is the beehive where your bees make their home, the queen lays eggs, honey is made for bee consumption,, and they care for their young!  It is placed under the queen excluder and above the screened bottom board.  There are eight medium hive frames that stay inside where the bees can be at home! 


​Honey Bee City Cottage

Urban Beehive

(Without Accessories)


 Secure Arm Straps! ​


The queen excluder is used in the Spring & Summer to keep the queen bee from laying eggs in the super hive box so that the bees can concentrate on honey production there! It is placed below the super hive box and above the deep hive box.  In the Fall & Winter, the queen excluder is usually not used so your bees can have honey to eat!   



​Honey Bee City

Deluxe Urban Beehive

(Without Accessories)


Since 2014

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The Queen is a female and the leader of the colony!  She lays thousands of eggs that provide your bee colony with residents of Honey Bee City!  As a Princess, she was fed Royal Jelly, mated with drone bees, and selected to be the new Queen of Honey Bee City! Unlike the Blues song, there is no King Bee in a colony. The Queen reigns supreme, and when it is time to procreate, creates princess bees that fly away to mate with drones. She can live 2-3 years, laying more than 1300 eggs daily, and her pheromones control hive activities!


Natural for Bee Health ​

The Original Honey Bee City & The New Honey Bee City Cottage

Deluxe Urban Beehives & Beekeeping Kits !

The  Worker  Serves  

Honey Bee City Urban Beekeeping Kit Beehives & Hive Parts - bee purchase information

exclusively designed for urban & suburban residents

Independent Site  

Great for Dusting, too! ​

Beekeeper Rick's

Autographed Book! ​


Sanded & Sealed ​

Queen Excluder Separates

Queen from Honey Box ​

Kit Includes our Beekeeping Book

The Urban Beekeeper by Beekeeper Rick!

1 Sealed Hive Top Feeder  

Hive Tool & Honey Bee City Logo Bag  (Discontinued After Inventory Depleted)

This general tool and industry standard allows you to tend to hive activities.  The Honey Bee City hive tool bag is provided so you can keep your hive tool in a stylish bag that protects it when not in use!   

The Workers are female unfertilized bees, and comprise the most numerous of the residents in Honey Bee City!  They protect the queen, attend to her needs, protect and maintain the hive, destroy pests and invaders, collect pollen, nectar, and tree sap, make beeswax, honeycomb, propolis, bee pollen, & royal jelly, Workers nurse baby bees, and they produce honey for their food and to feed people too. Foragers that fly to flowers and plants to collect nectar are the essential members that pollinate plants with the pollen collected and stored on their bodies!


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The Bees

Before Purchasing, Check Local Laws Regarding Beekeeping In Your Area, Honey Labeling, and Sales!

Our Exclusive Guide! ​

The wood & plastic hive feeder is used when you first place your bees in your Honey Bee City, or when you need to start a new colony!  Sugar water is placed in its troughs so your bees can eat as your new colony begins to collect pollen to make honey! 

The wooden hive inner cover, fits under the copper roof & on top of the super hive box to provide protection for the bees working in the super hive box & the honey in the honeycombs!  Replace it with the observation cover when you want to view bee activity!

About Ordering Honey Bees

(The Good Citizens of Honey Bee City!)

Due to different habitat requirements, we have learned that your honey bee colonies are best ordered locally or regionally. from a reputable breeder. Different species do better in certain regions than others.  Just remember that honey bees in most areas of the United States hibernate in the winter, so most breeders won't have bees available until the Spring.  Most breeders either ship a package of between 10,000-15,000 honeybees by mail, or a "nuc" (a Nucleus Colony or small framed hive box containing the queen and bees) can be delivered to you,, you can pick them up locally, or have them delivered by the breeder.  We find that packaged bees are very suitable for urban beekeepers because they're contained in a closed package and transfer easily to your Honey Bee City!

Help Save The Bees!

The Drone is one of a few male honeybees in a colony!  Drones perform one task - to mate with new queen bees.  After they mate, Drones die or are cast out of the hive.  They are very important to your colony and future bee populations! They are tended by workers until they are released to mate with princess bees from other colonies!


Beekeeper's Hat with Protective Veil  

The Most Recognizable Feature of a Beekeeper's Craft, this well-made hat & veil are essential to protect your head from that occasional worker that might want to test her defensive equipment!  The well-made hat & veil provides exceptional protection from stinging bees while enhancing ventilation & roviding protection from the elements! 

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1 Sealed Queen Excluder





Ordering & Purchasing Honey Bees

First of all, follow your breeder's instructions and consult with the breeder if you have any problems.  We've provided general information and instructions below, but the bee breeder is the expert when it comes to handling and installing his bees.

Types of Honey Bees in a Colony  

Complete Kit Product #SIR-BK-HBC01 Includes Accessories

Parts Sold Separately in our Hive Depot 

How to Order Honey Bees, and a Little Bit About Them!

Beekeeper Rick calls honey bees God's Little Flying Angels for a reason!  No matter what you've thought about their faults, these precious insects are a wonder to behold!  It wasn't until I watched Rick install Mayor Mark's bees into his Honey Bee City that I became interested in becoming a beekeeper, too.  They are generally self-sufficient and love their privacy so much that you'll almost forget they're there!.

Beekeeper Rick With 5-Frame Nuc  

Honey Bee City Logo Smoker, Fuel 1 lb.

​Our smoker fuel provides long-lasting brumes that will calm your bees and make your hive activities easier!  We provide enough to get you started, and you can order more from our shopping mall when you need it!   

Bees Need



Honey Bee City Essential Accessory Bundle

​(Included If You Purchased The Kit!)

Product Bundle # SIR-BK-HBA01   Individual Items Sold Separately in Hive Store

1 Honey Bee City

Owner's Manual

1 Hive Stand With Legs

with Our Logo

Honey Bee City Bees on Honey Filled Frames!

Inner Cover Seals  

Honey Box & Ventilates


The Drone Waits  

Beekeeper Rick

Lighting  the Smoker ​

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1 Deep Hive Box with

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​Honey Bee City Cottage

​Urban Beekeeping Kit

(Includes Accessory Bundle Shown Below)


Honey Bee City Cottage

1 Anodized Aluminum Roof

with Honey Bee City Logo


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1 Screened Bottom Board

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The medium hive box is the beehive where your bees make honey in honeycombs!  It is placed under the inner cover and above the queen excluder, if in use.  If not, it goes above the deep hive box.  There are eight medium hive frames that stay in the medium, where the bees make their honey for you! 



Flying Angels

​​Beekeeper's Gloves  

Gloves aren't used by most beekeepers, but they provide peace of mind for new beekeepers, and keep your hands clean when conducting hive activities.  Our gloves are leather and lined,, proving comfort and dexterity!   

Sanded & Sealed ​

Protects Lower Arm, Too!! ​

Beekeeping Kit

Ships to Your Door in One Box

The screened bottom board allows ventilation in the hive and collects debris discarded by your honeybees!  It also allows you to assess the health of your colony by showing you any parasites that may have infiltrated your colony.   

Medium Hive or Honey Box

Bees Store Honey on Frames


Sanded & Sealed ​

Module 10:  Copper Roof

Module   9:  Inner Cover

Module   8:  Top Feeder

Module   7:  Discontinued

Module   6:  Medium Hive Box

Module   5:  Queen Excluder

Module  4:  Deep Hive Box 

Module  3:  Screened Bottom Board

Module  2:  Entrance Reducer

Module  1:  Hive Stand w/Legs 


Sanded & Sealed ​

Honey Bee City Logo Metal Smoker 

This beautiful, durable metal smoker is another recognizable tool of the apiculture trade.  Our smoker is great to look at, easy to use, and functional.  The smoker is used to calm your honey bees while you care for them & harvest your honey!