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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
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

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