Build A Bee Hive Bed

Build A Bee Hive Bed

Just what is a bee bed anyway? And why would anyone want one? Well, a picture is worth a thousands words. But here some of what comes to mind: it’s a great way to get some hive buzz and air for your health. a hide out to escape in to. in the right spot, a private place to sunbath. and a great storage place for […]

Beesource

Beesource

Interested in beekeeping? Then, a visit to Beesource is a must. It’s a treasure of cutting edge articles, from out of the box thinking beekeepers like: Adrian Wenner Africanized Honey Bees Andy Nachbaur Charles Martin Simon Dick Marron Dee Lusby Erik Osterlund Hans-Otto Johnsen Jerry Hayes Joe Traynor Walt Wright Like to build your own bee equipment? Beesource has an extensive list of free, Build […]

Building Beehives for Dummies

Building Beehives for Dummies

Do you like building bee equipment? If so, then “Building Beehives for Dummies“, by Howland Blackiston is a must have book. It’s got: plans materials lists detailed instructions for just about every conceivable piece of bee equipment This book can guide a wood wacker like myself, to safely build functional, durable bee equipment. If you like woodworking and beekeeping this is a great book. -dM

Wyatt Mangum’s New Top Bar Hive Book

Wyatt Mangum’s New Top Bar Hive Book

Wyatt Mangum’s Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping: Wisdom & Pleasure Combined book arrived. Its 411 pages: are filled with 25 years and 200 top bar hive experiences are abundantly illustrated with more than 400 photos costs about the same as a top bar hive and worth every penny are easy to read are practical are appropriate for anyone interested in beekeeping will fill in the gaps for […]

Honey Strainer

Honey Strainer

A great top bar hive honey strainer. The Idea It’s easy to build a simple strainer that uses gravity to separate honey from beeswax. It consists of: a bucket lid a 5 gallon elastic nylon paint strainer bag a small wood block a bucket with holes drilled in the bottom a bucket with a large hole cut in its middle other buckets to contain and […]

Barefoot Beekeeper

Barefoot Beekeeper

Did I read this correctly? “Free beekeeping articles and ebooks” “Natural beekeeping podcasts here” “Subscribe to the Barefoot Beekeeper App on iTunes” And all done by Phil Chandler, in my opinion, the most clear, thorough, articulate and concise natural beekeeping author around! Where’s that little white cord so I can hook up my Ipod and subscribe? Or download them at Biobees.com. Do those little earplugs […]

An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping

An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping

Phil Chandler has released An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping. It’s free. And it can be read online or downloaded in various formats. Beekeepers, new to natural beekeeping, are often surprised how simple natural beekeeping is. And at six pages, Phil’s ebook is a fast read. It describes all the basic principles a natural beekeeper must know. And it’s a good read. Check it out. Phil […]

New Top Bar Hive Design

New Top Bar Hive Design

My Tanzanian top bar hive is a good hive. It is completely compatible with conventional beekeeping equipment. It can be run in various configurations. And it’s easy to build. It’s a conventional long hive with top bar hive functionality. But it has one major drawback common to all long hives using top hanging frames: Empty space is either below or beyond the frames. If more […]

Multipurpose Top Bar Hive

Multipurpose Top Bar Hive

The Plan Want plans? Download a Google Sketchup based plan for this hive: multipurpose top bar hive.skp Before building this hive, be sure to check the length of your Langstroth frames. This hive is designed to work with 19″ long frames. If yours are larger, be sure to modify this design to accommodate them. The Details Criteria Need a taller hive and want to transition […]

The Barefoot Beekeeper

The Barefoot Beekeeper

Have you seen the barefoot beekeeper. If not, head over to Phil Chandler’s www.biobees.com website. He’s got a free Top Bar Hive ebook and you can download the ‘The Barefoot Beekeeper’. They’re a must read. And if you like the electric version, Phil’s book is available in paper. For me, there’s something about the convenience and feel of paper that I enjoy. You can find […]

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!