Here are some of the reasons I keep bees in top bar hives. Why do YOU do it? Add your personal reasons in a Comment, if you like!
Why I keep bees in top bar hives:
1.) So they can live on their own natural beeswax – wax made BY bees, FOR bees!
2.) For the “rightness”of the wax – right size, right shape, right purpose
3.) It’s easier – the hives are lighter, less industrial
4.) So the bees have got CLEAN wax – not contaminated with miticides
5.) So the bees can make the right # of drones
6.) No chemical treatments
7.) It involves less interference in the bees’ natural system
8.) Because I’m not smart enuf to be a bee! They do it better than I can!
9.) It’s far more interesting to learn from nature than to manipulate it
10.) The things I learn are more likely to be productive/positive for other facets of life