Monday, May 3, 2010

Top Bar Hive


I helped a friend hive up her first package of bees into a top bar hive. It was very cool to work with a different type of hive. These are pretty cool hives. I think they are perfect for the backyard beekeeper interested in keeping bees for the good of the bees and only planning to take some honey out for themselves. Or for someone more interested in the benefits of pollination than the keeping of bees for honey.

Though, honestly, I think it's more the techniques of the beekeeper that makes the most difference in the care of the honeybee. But, if I was just starting out, I think I would seriously consider the Top Bar Hive.

I will keep you posted in the future about the Top Bar Hive as I watch others testing them out.

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