This is my latest "non-standard" hive. I love using observation hives to educate the general public on bees. I've seen a couple larger "colony hives" from somewhere over in Europe, but here in the USA, we need to have "removable, inspect-able" combs. This is my design to be an affordable, movable hive. (my topbar combs have a really solid attachment to the bar, so they can stand a one hour trip in the car with no issue). The blue insulation is what will be used to keep out the light when the hive is not on display.