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?

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Holma Forest Garden" & "Urban Gardening Network Seved" visiting Che Guebee Apiary

My ladies and I had a visit yesterday :) The fine folk of Holma Forest Garden came to see Che Guebee Apiary which consists of 6 colonies in horizontal Top Bar Hives.
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
photos by Martina

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