Hive Design and the Honey Bee

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The bee is more honoured than other animals, not because she labours, but because she labours for others. — St John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, d.407 What is in a design? Why do hives differ so much? Which hive is best? Choosing the best hive for your bees doesn’t need to be complicated. Once people… Read more »

The Dance with Bees Continues

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by Anthony Andrist Go to the bee, thou poet: consider her ways and be wise. – George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman Looking for simplicity and compatibility between styles, we moved next towards a top-bar design. Essentially, it is a wooden bar placed horizontally across the width of the hive and has a starter strip… Read more »

Dancing with Bees

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With spring coming along steadily we thought it might be time to diversify our beehives into a more natural and sustainable medium. There are a number of designs available, but we wanted something simple and as natural as possible. Beekeeper working a typical Langstroth apiary Traditionally, the Langstroth design is a popular one, used mostly… Read more »