Last year I decided that, despite being a newbee, I would try using a Top Bar Hive in addition to my standard National. I signed up for a session with a chap called Jim Binning who uses them and provides the materials and instruction to make your own. 225 more words
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Almost 5 inches of rain over the past two weeks. I think the garden is well soaked!
I have three bee hives located nearby in a friends yard…..much more than a yard – it is essentially 3 lots, one with a house and guest house, one recently cleared for a Barndominium project. 949 more words
Those of you who have been with me a while know I share my backyard with a hive full of bees. The girls are all tucked in for the winter, but after realizing I could no longer close the freezer door due to all the honeycomb I’d been stashing away over the season, I decided time was well overdue for a round of beeswax rendering. 942 more words