8/8/2016 12:45:00 PM
There are three types to choose from: the top-bar, Warre, and Langstroth hive. Each hive has its own strengths and weaknesses, and the one you choose depends on your needs and preferences.
11/13/2015 2:14:00 PM
In traditional Langstroth beehives, the honey is extracted via a centrifuge that spins the golden liquid out of the comb and allows it to run into your pot. In a top-bar hive, honey collection is quite different, as isthe rest of the top-bar hive beekeeping process.
3/25/2013 2:52:44 PM
The vagaries of beekeeping jargon and its importance to the beginning natural beekeeper.
12/24/2011 11:47:00 PM
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
11/6/2011 7:36:45 AM
A TED talk by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees: Making the Connection: Honeybees, Food, and You.
11/1/2011 9:23:59 AM
This post offers tips for winterizing a top bar hive - insulating, mouse guards, wrapping, closing entrances, protecting from wind. All things you can do to help get them through!
11/1/2011 7:24:13 AM
This blog post by Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees describes some techniques for getting bees to draw straight comb in a top bar hive.
10/31/2011 12:31:55 PM
One way to overwinter a top bar hive in a northern climate is to provide good ventilation and some insulation. Enough food is needed, and good protection from the wind is too. We'll see how it works.
9/22/2011 3:51:02 PM
When getting a top bar hive ready for winter, you need to know how much honey there is...and measureing these frames is different than measuring rectangular frames.
8/15/2011 9:15:24 AM
Beginning a discussion on top bar hives and standard hives in a question and answer format, getting the best of each for users of both kinds of hives.
4/7/2011 3:32:27 PM
Our office was abuzz with bee activity this morning! We received four packages of bees today before they were delivered to their final garden homes.
9/5/2010 11:38:48 AM
Why is honey the proper food for honey bees?
8/17/2010 3:13:45 PM
My views on importing package bees verses natural breading.