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?
I met Patrick several weeks ago. He is the first Top Bar Hive beekeeper I ever met in person and he lives only a few miles away from where i study self-sufficient householding. What a concidence since Top Bar beekeeping is not popular in Sweden and there is just a handful of beeks practicing it at this time. I made sure to pay him a visit and thats what I did today. He keeps the Nordic Black Bee. His farm is high up on a hill facing south and the view is awesome. The whole area is pure woodland. Dream land for a bee colony. He kept bees in top bar hives for 4 years now with great success.
Patrick uses duvet as winter insulation with good results :)
two beautiful Kenya Top Bar Hives coated in Linseed Oil and Wax.