The Bee Crisis has been an ongoing conversation between activists, farmers and ecology experts alike. What better way to help save the bees than by giving them a place to live? This post will illustrate how to build Top Bar Hives and give a few clues as to how to care for bees! If you don’t want to care for the bees then at least give them a home to keep them safe.
Building a Top Bar Hive
Top bar hives are the ultimate do-it-yourself hive for a non-commercial beekeeper.
- can be built from almost any local building material.
- require few construction tools or skills.
- can be designed to fit unique beekeeper needs.
- cost almost nothing to build.
- can be easily modified or scrapped.
Keeping Bees Using the Top-bar Beekeeping Method
With growing concerns about colony collapse disorder and the resulting decline in the number of pollinators, gardeners might consider maintaining a top-bar hive of honeybees simply to increase vegetable and fruit yields through better pollination.
Top-bar beekeeping is for both urban and rural dwellers who want to keep bees on a modest scale, producing honey and beeswax. Above all, top-bar beekeeping is for people who love bees and understand and appreciate their role in the pollination of many wild and cultivated plants.
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