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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
RE-CALIBRATING THE BEE-ATTITUDES (Part four)

RE-CALIBRATING THE BEE-ATTITUDES (Part four)

Posted by Christy Hemenway on Feb 4th 2017

Here’s another bee-autific little blurb in our series of bee-attitudes in need of re-calibrating – this is BEE-ATTITUDE #4:“Left to their own devices, honeybees will raise too many drones.” This one … read more
RE-CALIBRATING THE BEE-ATTITUDES… (Part two)

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

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 #2:Sheets of wax foundation are provided to give bees a “head start”. Someone sh … read more
​  RE-CALIBRATING THE BEE-ATTITUDES… (Part One)

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

Posted by Christy Hemenway on Feb 3rd 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 statemen … read more