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?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hinged Roof and a Nuc Stand

I have found very cheap hinges and decided to hinge all the hive roofs, and instead of lifting the roof I can simply open it like a door :)
very easy to open and close the hives, No lifting required :) Beekeeping is not ment to be heavy nor expensive ;)
Besides the hinges the roof is secured with an old rusty chain (I found in the bush) so it doesnt fall back
 I have made a stand for the nucleus hive ... very simple ... a few planks and a screw or two ;) The hive is not attached to the stand. The stand height is 80cm so no need for bending the back much.


  1. Love your blog! I started my first tbh last spring, unfortunately my bees died over the winter. But, I'm building two more hives and a bait hive for this spring. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  2. Thanks Robyn ! That is most unfortunate when a dear colony dies. Aparently US is experiencing 50% losses this winter. I still dont know if the two of my hives are alive. Waiting for a sunny day to see if there will be some activity!
    Thanks for the comment and better luck this year!

  3. I ve also have to find a solution with some hinges. It looks realy nice and practicle.

    1. The hinges make a huge difference in my experience. They are worth the extra expense.