- they enable the bees to build comb as they want to build it, without the constraints of foundation and framesso far i got price- canmake from scrap wood to any size you want
natural cell size- many benifits
astetics- looks less like a beehive(urban beekeeping)
no supers- less heavy lifting
crush and strain-plenty of harvested wax to use for other projects
cut comb honey- brings more money in some markets
Really? How do you see anything that is going on in the hive w/out taking it apart, opening it?- they enable the beekeeper to see much of what is going on in the hive without having to take it apart: you see real bee behaviour, not the result of what happens when beekeepers open hives
- honey can be harvested without disturbing the bees
Well 11x, I'm glad that i didn't come across negative. I do encourage you to do what you enjoy and spread the word about why you do.thank you mark for your positive assurance in spreading the word about top bar beekeeing. the question is do you mark see any advantages of top bar beekeeping? please share.
If you use a follower either side of the colony, you can simply move it aside an take a look at the brood end or the stores end. Vastly less invasive than ripping a super off a hive.Really? How do you see anything that is going on in the hive w/out taking it apart, opening it?
Same thing. When the bees are busy foraging, you can take combs from the stores end and they hardly notice.And how do you harvest honey w/out disturbing the bees?
TBH's are a inexpensive way to start beekeeping. If you decide later that beekeeping wasn't your thing, you don't have a lot of money tied up in it.i am going to give a little talk on the advantages of tbh at me next beeclub meeting. i am prety new at this top bar thing. can anyone give me some key points i can make than i will elaborate on them at the meeting.