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Top-bar hives get their name from the wooden bars that the bees build comb off of.

It's definitely possible to make your honey bees feel right at home. Learning about different bee housing now means you can have happy hives later!

Are you thinking about adding bees to your homestead? Here's the process of installing a new beehive, from start to finish, in photos. | Homestead Honey

Installing a New Beehive

Are you thinking about adding bees to your homestead? Here's the process of installing a new beehive, from start to finish, in photos.

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How to Build a Simple Top Bar HivePhilip Chandler author of The Barefoot Beekeeper Copyright © P J Chandler 2013

beehive with swarm activity - if you see bees making this horseshoe pattern in front of the hive, 3 days later they will start to build queen cells. They will continue this pattern so long as there is sunlight. If you don't want the hive to swarm, you have 3 days to add supers to relieve congestion, otherwise, a swarm will emerge in approx. 3 weeks....:

beehive with swarm activity - if you see bees making this horseshoe pattern in front of the hive, 3 days later they will start to build queen cells. They will continue this pattern so long as there is sunlight. If you don't want the hive to swarm, you ha

Helping save bee populations by keeping a hive on your farm doesn’t have to be a lot of work. These tips will help you maintain a hive with ease.

Helping save bee populations by keeping a hive on your farm doesn’t have to be a lot of work. These tips will help you maintain a hive with ease. SAVE THE BEES!

Dance like a honeybee

Waggle Dance

dance language of honey bees web The Dance Language of Honeybees infographics

Beekeeping--What to do when you find a queenless hive filled with drones and honey. Missing a queen? This may be the answer you're looking for.

Fix It: Queenless Hive Full of Drones and Honey What to do when you find a queenless hive filled with drones and honey. Missing a queen? This may be the answer youre looking for.

Beehives Wrapped For Winter at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, WA

Preparing Bees for Winter at Brookfield Farm Part Two: Physical Preparation

Hive toolbox, including a frame holder on the side!

Hive toolbox, including a frame holder on the side!

How to split a bee hive.

How to split a bee hive. (very good video about splitting and how to checkerboard hives ~ many more beekeeping videos available here also)

Bee Lining: The Oldtimers’ Way to Find Wild Beehives -THIS IS SOOOO INTERESTING!...... and a real "Art" I'm sure.

Bee Lining - The Oldtimers’ Way to Find Wild Beehives. This is really interesting even if you never plan on practicing it.

This is a diagram of a Langstroth Hive. It looks a lot more complicated than it really is.

Beekeeping 101: Building a Hive

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7 Beginning Beekeeping Important Questions

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