Top Bar Hives - Apis Mellifera Beekeeping Course

Apis Mellifera
Beekeeping Course
by Amazing Bees
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Beekeeping Course
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Top Bar Hives

Session 3
Hive Constructions

A huge variety of Bee Hive Constructions worldwide

The (Kenya) Top Bar Hive
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Top Bar Hives seem to become increasingly popular in Australia and are perceived by beekeepers as the bee friendly option for "natural beekeeping".

However, when feral bee colonies select their "natural" nesting place they don't give preference to "natural beekeeping" architectural design standards. They adapt to what is available!

Sometimes they make a bad choice though, moving into a compost bin exposed to the sun all day, resulting in constant repairs of self-destructing combs later on when the temperature rises.

What hive design a beekeeper choses is entirely determined by the beekeeper, without any constructive input from the bees. The bees adapt to what is provided for them.

Top Bar Hives are accepted in Australia for keeping bees.

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