Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century.
I made a few experimental beehives last year. They are frameless hives, so the bees can make their comb in a natural way. The hives are basically just empty boxes with a couple of thin wooden supports to help support the comb. I can do this because Michigan repealed the laws requiring beehives to have frames. In most states this is illegal.
One of the hives failed in a cold snap this February. Last weekend we harvested the honey. We ended up with 2 ½ gallons from one failed colony.
Watch the video to see what the inside of a natural beehive looks like.