Tag Archives: Top Bar Hive

How to Become a Natural Beekeeping Jedi Faster than You Can Say “Warp Speed”

Bee me up, Scotty!

Do you want a crash course in Natural Beekeeping? No, it won’t hurt a bit. (Unlike the bee sting I got last week.) The best way to learn about natural beekeeping is…

(insert drumroll) Use the Force! No, just kidding. There is a better way.
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Warre Hive Spring and Summer Feeder – How to Feed Your Honeybees Without Freezing Them

In one of my recent posts I talked about feeding your bees in the early spring. Well, my method works fine if the weather is warm enough for your bees to be flying around outside the hive.

But, how can you feed your bees if the weather is too cold for them to leave the hive?
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Introducing the Quick Start Guide to Natural Beekeeping (download your copy here)

Ever since this blog was started, many of you have been asking a lot of great questions. Questions about backyard beekeeping, the Warre Top Bar Hive, how to keep bees naturally…the list goes on!

(By the way, if you have a beekeeping question, checkout the Beekeeping Forums. Those guy’s are awesome!)

After a while, I realized that I was being asked a lot of the same questions over and over. Which is good! It means that you are thinking about how to keep bees in a sustainable manner. I like that! The bees like it too!

So, in order to answer your questions in a better fashion, I packaged a lot of the most common questions in a free Quick Start Guide to Natural Beekeeping.

I need your help to make this Quick Start Guide better. Go grab a copy at http://diybeehive.com and read it. Then, post your thoughts about it in the comment area below.

How did you like it? Did it answer some of your questions? Do I need to expand it in certain areas? Do you think it is helpful?

The more feedback you leave, the more often I can update the Quick Start Guide according to your wishes…and as a thank you I will send you a fresh copy of the Guide every time it is updated.

So, download your copy right now, then come back and tell me what you think!

Thank you!

How to Keep Baby Bees Out of Your Honey Without Even Trying

Honey Bee Brood and LarvaNot much is worse than checking on a beehive…and seeing a lot of baby bee cells in with your honey.

You can’t get the honey out without killing the baby bees. And you can’t get the baby bees out without ruining the honey.

Not a good situation.

So how do you keep the baby bees out of the honey?
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Are You Ready?

The Bee Space is moving! Not immediately, but very soon…

We’re moving!

I have been working on a new project that will benefit you if you are interested in backyard and beginning beekeeping!

It has taken longer than I thought, but this new project will be ready very soon.

Part of the project is that The Bee Space will become part of another, larger site dedicated entirely to the Warre style of Top Bar Hive Beekeeping!

You will have access to more Top Bar Beekeeping information and resources, but in a better and easier to use format.

So, subscribe to my feed right now. You don’t want to be left in the dark when things change around here!

Installation – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will install the completed Warre hive. Once installed, your beehive will be ready for a new package or swarm of bees. Let’s begin!

Completed and Installed Warre Hive
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Paint and Finish – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will paint and finish the Warre beehive. Adding paint or finish to your beehive protects it from the rain and weather. Finishing a Warre hive is probably the easiest part of the building process. Let’s get started!

Drying Warre Hive Components with Oil Finish
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