Top Bar Hive Design

Top Bar Hive Design

Interested in designing a top bar hive from scratch? My Build a Top Bar Hive page describes the process. But Mogans Jensen has illustrated and detailed the process in his more than 80 page Beekeeping with Apis cerana indica. It’s with a slightly different bee than our Apis mellifera. But the principles are the same. And it’s a very interesting read for anyone interesting in […]

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Jan Rasmussen is an adept top bar beekeeper. And she is obviously having fun and loving it. A great way to keep bees in paradise. If you like the video, you’ll like her site at ParadiseNectar.com. -dM

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 […]

Musings On Beekeeping

Musings On Beekeeping

Musings on Beekeeping is one of my favorite bee blogs. Tom, a Honduran/American beekeeper has a unique perspective on: tropical beekeeping working with Africanized bees top bar hives mentoring beekeepers in Jamaica moderates the BeeSource.com top bar hive forum. He doesn’t post often. But when he does, it’s always an interesting and informative read. Ever seen a tree like this one? Wow! Check it out! […]

Michael Bush

Michael Bush

The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild has recorded Michael Bush’s presentation. If you’re interested in natural beekeeping, it’s well worth the time to watch this 4 part series. While thinking of Michael, don’t forget his BushFarms website. It’s a natural beekeeping resource well worth bookmarking. And Michael has published “The Practical Beekeeper” and has reprinted “Huber’s New Observations Upon Bees”. Check them out. -dM

Sam Comfort

Sam Comfort

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen or talked with Sam Comfort. I met him while we were both in Florida, more than 5 years ago. Back then, he was raising commercial queens. And I was looking for a new and different experience before retiring. So, there was this young man with his passion for bees, talking with this old guy about top bar hives and […]

Yerba Buena Farms Jamaica

Yerba Buena Farms Jamaica

Need a change? How’s chilling out on Jamaica’s north coast sound? a little ackee and saltfish, roast breadfruit and chocolate tea for breakfast catching a warm morning rain shower while picking fruit.> learn bees, top bar hives and some unique and tasty sustainable agriculture stew peas, rice and callaloo for lunch a little hammock time in a sweet sea breeze hiking down to a beach […]

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 […]

Chop Wood Carry Water Plants Seeds

Chop Wood Carry Water Plants Seeds

Interested in top bar hives and sustainable living? Dusko Bojic builds a neat top bar hive and describes his move toward sustainable living. Check out Dusko Bojic’s Chop Wood Carry Water Plant Seeds website. It’s a must visit. -dM

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