Beekeeping in Jamaica—“bush bee” cut-outs
For those beekeepers who like to do cutouts and may not have seen this (because things get buried so fast over on the Bee Forum), I’ve had a thread there about a Partners of the Americas’ Farmer-to-Farmer assignment I recently finished in Jamaica on top bar beekeeping. I was there during the whole month of July helping to start a model apiary that will be used to train people on top bar hive beekeeping and promoting tbhs with a couple different beekeeper associations. As part of this, we did about ten cutouts of wild colonies (bush bees) and rustic hive transfers to get the apiary stated.
I posted everything over there because it wasn’t all specifically about colony cut-outs. I’ve talked about other things like a bee farmers association I had a chance to visit, top bar hives, and a commercial Langstroth-hive beekeeper I spent some time with.
At least four of my posts, however, deal specifically with colony cutouts.
Take a look. I hope it may be of help or interest to some of you.