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?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Apiary of an old Dansih beekeeper

We visited my parents in law this weekend. My wife's father is a conventional beekeeper who at one stage had 24 hives but with age and less strength he now keeps only 6 colonies. Most of his hives are the traditional horizontal Danish Hives aka Tråg-hive.
Of course he always makes sure to bring me out into the apiary to show me his bees :)
 he makes sure that first things come first ;) lighting the smoker!
 Most of his hives are the traditional danish hives also used in Sweden. Some hives are supered conventionals.
 Tråg-hives can be supered that is why they look so tall.
 He also makes sure I too inspect at least one hive
 Here you can see the double walls in the brood part.
 He introduced a new Queen from another beekeeper last week and is trying to find her ...

And here she is :) 

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