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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    First year beekeeper here-- I've seen contradicting advice on how to install plasticell foundation (no wires) with wedge top bar frames. It's too late for me to switch to groove bar, so I'm wondering if I should either a) remove the wedge, assemble frame, nail wedge back to top bar b) not...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Not sure why but one of my top bar hives starved with a candy board inside the hive, so the food was there but they still starved. most of the bees were head first in the comb when I opened the hive up. I think maybe the candy board was to far from the cluster and it was to cold for them to eat...
  3. Welcome Forum
    Hey Everyone, I just realized this site existed a couple days ago and I'm excited to be a part of this community. I finished building my Top bar hive yesterday and now I'm trying to figure out where to buy some local bees. -Evan
  4. Welcome Forum
    I just recently discovered Top Bar Hives and decided to relocate a swarm form one of my bird houses into a TBH I recently constructed. This process ended up involving a circular saw so as you can imagine it was a mess. Time will tell but they seem to be settled in! If you want to see the...
  5. Photo/Video Gallery
    First year beekeeper in NYC (i know, original, right ;). Have 4 langs cranking and got a yen to build a KTBH. Love the simplicity and do it yourself aspect of the TBH. We'll see how i like the upkeep ;). Chose to locate the KTBH in the country in Piermont, NY because of their tendency to...
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