Why I’m converting to Top Bar Hives

I’ve been using Langstroth style hives for almost 18 years. They definitely get the job done, as long as you have an extractor, an uncapping system, can lift 40-90 pounds, oh…and the money for all the extra beekeeping equipment. Furthermore, there are 3 primary reasons for seriously considering top bar hives…like I am! If you’re…

Honey bees: the new monocrop

What if I told you that the issue of disappearing honey bees is not the problem? And then I followed with this: the problem is that we have too many beehives. Modern agricultural methods and commercial beekeeping practices have created a new monocrop: honey bees. The links on this website may contain affiliate links. This…

Natural Beekeeping with the Warré Hive

Natural Beekeeping with the Warré Hive A Manual by David Heaf There are only two beekeeping practices no matter what type of beehive style you use: the more common Anthropocentric & the less practiced Apicentric. The links on this website may contain affiliate links. This means that I may receive a commission if you decide…

The 7 Methods of Minimal Disturbance

Recently, I’ve been rethinking my beekeeping practices. The principles behind Warré beehives have forced me to think of the relationship and ethical principles I have with my bees as their Keeper in a whole new light. Don’t get me wrong; I have always sought to create a better way to keep healthy bees. But lately…