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  1. For Sale
    ⭐️🐝🐝🐝 The Thinking Beekeeper ($25) and its sequel Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping ($29) will take you from rank novice to multi-year veteran in top bar hives. Bee biology, pests and diseases, swarms and splits, and a strong focus on the bees making their own natural wax. Signed copies available at...
  2. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    For the followers of my blog who may have not seen these last two posts… I originally put this over in the swarms forum a while back since it’s about my use of trap hives. But here it is again for those who look for my blog updates from here...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I enjoyed the top bar design thread of late, though many posts discussed the use of 1/4 spacers which I don't totally understand. Can someone explain to a new beek when and how top bar spacers are used and why they are useful, as compared with just using plain top bars with no spacers? Thanks...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Looking forward to jumping into a few interesting conversations. I have 10 colonies, mostly top bar hives, although I run a teaching apiary so we also have Langstroth hives and a Warre hive for demo, along with my hybrid top bar hive. This is my second year of beekeeping. Love my bees. NE SARE...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Good afternoon. An Alaskan beekeeper has just written a rather lovely review of Top Bar Hives on my blog if you are interested. Do you guys agree with his thoughts?
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi All- So here's the layout: I have three hives - One of which is huge and healthy and in it's third year. The other two are new hives and new colonies this year. One of them, I put in a package of bees at the very end of April and they have done a gangbuster job setting up shop, with lots of...
  7. Welcome Forum
    My name is Chuck and I have been a traditional beekeeper for about 15 years. However, I am new to organic beekeeping and also want to explore top bar hive management. In the future, I will be collecting swarms and managing without chemicals and producing cut comb honey. Since I have many...
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