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Year Two in your Top Bar Hive – What if your bees lived?

Year Two in your Top Bar Hive – What if your bees lived?

Posted by Christy Hemenway on May 2nd 2017

Year Two in your Top Bar Hive – What if your bees lived? May is upon us; the worry of losing your bees to the cruel vagaries of April is receding; it’s finally (finally!) going to be spring.Trees are … read more

RE-CALIBRATING THE BEE-ATTITUDES… (Part One)

Posted by Christy Hemenway on May 2nd 2017

There’s an interesting phenomenon that seems to occur in the beekeeping world… maybe you’ve noticed it too. We call it The Theory of Immutable Truths. It’s the theory that says that any statement th … read more

Year Two in your Top Bar Hive – What if your bees died?

Posted by Christy Hemenway on Apr 14th 2017

Year Two in your Top Bar Hive – What if your bees died?Ah, April.  The month of April has long held a reputation for being the cruelest month in beekeeping, especially for those who keep bees i … read more
Just how big should a top bar hive be?

Just how big should a top bar hive be?

Posted by Christy Hemenway on Feb 4th 2017

Good question... Just how big SHOULD a top bar hive be?There is often lively discussion on beekeeping forums about the appropriate size for a top bar hive. And frequently this data is given in inches … read more
RE-CALIBRATING THE BEE-ATTITUDES… (Part three)

RE-CALIBRATING THE BEE-ATTITUDES… (Part three)

Posted by Christy Hemenway on Feb 4th 2017

Here’s another bee-autific little blurb in our series of bee-attitudes in need of recalibrating – this is BEE-ATTITUDE #3:“Top bar hives don’t overwinter in cold climates.” Really?This one appear … read more

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