Natural Beekeeping

Top Bar ApiRevolution has begun! Lets make some inexpensive Top Bar Hives and let them be pesticide free on their own natural comb! Che Guebee is a rebel bee fighting for the survival of the Biodiversity we all depend on and which is seriously endangered by deforestation and mono-crop agriculture! What kind of teaching have you got if you exclude nature?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Che Guebee Apiary got 3 different hives to start with

The Log Hive
It is approx 70cm tall
the inside diameter is approx 25cm. The volume of this log is approx 137 litres.
tickest part of the wall is 90mm
the thinest part of the wall is 35mm
This log will house the first swarm I catch next year 
I placed two supers and a roof with insulation on top of this log

Kenya Top Bar Hive
the first 13 top bars are 34mm wide and the rest got a 10mm stripe to get them wider, 45mm since the new research have shown that bees build honey combs much wider (44mm) than the brood comb (38mm).
The observation window
the winter mouse guard entrance - 2x 8mm holes
the summer entrance witth a landing board and 2 x 25mm holes
blue insultation for the winter time

Vertical "Perone Style" Top Bar Hive
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