It has been a little over 4 weeks since the bees came to live with me. I have kept careful notes about what I was noticing, so it wasn't terribly surprising when I opened the hive to see A LOT more bees than I expected! All bees spend about 3.5 days as an egg. This is … Continue reading New Workers Join the fleet! – week 4
"...the bee sisters bring me back to my core, to what is important - doing the work, whatever it is, with mindfulness and presence."
This is so cool! I didn't make this (of course) but it is so amazing to watch. And to use as a hints about what to look for in the future (this hive swarmed). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=821uVRAcZ1I
A top bar hive is just that: a long narrow trough-like hive that has bars on top that the bees build their comb on independently. The traditional hive style - the one you visualize - is called a Langstroth hive. It is essentially a box filled with frames of prepared comb for the bees to move into and … Continue reading What is this “top bar” thing?