Today I help my friend Geoff build his top bar hive. Here are a few quick photos from the build.
I built a top bar hive recently and I gave it to family to put on their property. They are a couple hours away so hopefully it will be a little less maintenance then a langstroth. I baited it with a swarm lure and am hoping for some free bees.
Hey Adam, That sounds like a good plan. Free bees are definitely nice to have!
I’m going to be building a full size (48-inch) top bar hive, as well as a smaller version that will hold only about 5 bars, to be used as both a swarm lure, and as a nuc for starting new hives or transporting bees.