Certainly, the best method to learn about honey bees is through the use of a glass observation hive; you can safely view the day-to-day activities within the hive without disrupting or irritating the bees! Our Observation Hives, available in six sizes, are ideally suited for your office, classroom studies, nature displays, and science projects, or just as a leisure time activity at home. Each one is handcrafted right here in LaFayette, Georgia, and contains safety glass that will meet all insurance specifications for public viewing. The sizes vary and some models rotate 360 degrees for maximum viewing pleasure. On all but the mobile models, the observation base remains stationary and has a tunnel attached that goes to the building’s exterior for easy bee entrance and exit. Only Pigeon Mountain Brand™ Observation Hives made of Oak are kept in stock at. All other woods -- Tulip Poplar, Red Cedar, Cypress, Sweet Gum, Elm, Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Yellow Pine and Georgia Knotty Pine -- are custom orders. Our wood shop will custom-make display hives made of any type of wood, size, or request. Prices will vary depending on your specifications. Please allow three to four weeks for production and transport of custom-built hives.Observation Hives are not eligible for free shipping.