Holma Forest Garden are interested in this (for Sweden) strange way of keeping bees and have decided to give top bar beekeeping a try in their forest garden next year.
I will help them build their first top bar hive on the 6th of October.
There were also two persons from the Urban Gardening Network Seved showing interested in this method, especially because they have a few people in the network which come from Somalia were top bar beekeeping is very normal.
|Welcome to Che Guebee Apiary :)|
|Talking about top bar beekeeping|
|Newly started natural top bar comb|
|careful top bar comb manipulation|
|Normal kitchen bread knife as a hive tool|
|This comb is from a conventional hive which was introduced|
into the TBH via Chop'n'Crop. For some reason bees didn't
feel like building it into the shape of the cavity. The spray bottle
is used instead of a smoker.
|Inspecting comb for eggs and larvae|