Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Building Top Bar Hives

Top bar hives are becoming very popular for hobbyist beekeepers. The design replicates the bees natural environment better than commercial hives. The hanging combs help prevent mites, the mites are unable to climb back onto the combs when they fall off. Eliminating mites eliminates the bees being exposed to the diseases that mites spread.

For the do-it-yourselfer here are instructions to build your own top bar hive.

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