The group started keeping bees in a conventional hive last year and when Top Bar Hive beekeeping came into the picture some members started showing resistance towards it. This created a very unpleasant situation within the group. Some people left, some stayed and others joined in.
Since then the group reorganised and got two more colonies but this time in horizontal Top Bar Hives. The conventional hive is also still in operation and the group decided to keep it for comparison.
Yesterday was the Inauguration Day of the Bee Group Mykorrhiza and quite a few new people interested in keeping bees showed up :)
Viktor proudly presenting the swarm colony he caught this year
which was placed into this top bar hive built by him.
Some of the visitors are looking for the first time into a top bar hive colony
being amazed by the white natural comb hanging freely from the ceiling :)
This colony is developing nicely
Besides checking the top bar hives we also extracted some honey from the conventional hive and afterwards we watched the movie "Queen of the Sun".