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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am new to beekeeping. I installed two packages in top bar hives this week (on Sunday) and everything was off to a good start. They are drinking a lot of sugar syrup and already building comb. One of the hives had not released the queen yesterday so today I opened that hive again to add...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi, I was going through my top bar bee hive this morning and a full capped out bar of honey completely separated from the bar and fell to the ground. Should I leave it out there on the ground for the bees to take or will that cause more problems? What is the best thing I can do? Thank you for...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I really like the Top Bar Hive concept, but keep on seeing time after time where folks end up with comb problems (i.e. cross comb). Another objection is the difficulty of extracting honey, while trying to save the comb. I had this idea of using some sort of wire mesh to provide a guide for the...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hi folks, I am new to bees and fascinated with learning about them. I found this forum very educational. Here's my experience with bees so far. Last weekend I bought my first 5 frame nuc and decided to transfer it to a larger box. Having seen videos of people handle bees with minimal...
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