Hello all. I'm new here and just wanted to say hi. I am a Dutch VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) volunteer working at a Youth Polytechnic school in Kenya. I recently took a beekeeping training at the Kenyan Ministry of Livestock Development (see pictures of the training at http://www.flickr.com/photos/michisu...th/8191603909/
I built a Kenyan Top Bar Hive (KTBH) catcher box, hung it in a tree and after 4 days the first bees were spotted. See video of the hive setup at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michisu...in/photostream With the help of the carpentry department we are now making a full scale KTBH with 26 top bars and a viewing window on each side. This way I hope to educate the teachers and students without having to open the hive each time.
We will have a school break next week until May 8th. Once I'm back at school I want to hang the big KTBH and transfer the bees from the catcher box to the bigger hive.
I'm going to post in a different part of the forum about how soon to transfer the bees. Hope to learn a lot here on the forum!