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?