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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!

Christmas Gift Giving for Beekeepers

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat…or so the old saying goes. With Christmas comes presents and gift giving…and receiving!

If you have ever wondered what to get a beekeeper for Christmas, wonder no longer! Here are some gifts that any beekeeper would give his/her best bee suit to receive. Well, maybe not a bee suit, but you get my point.

Without further fanfare, here is a beekeeper’s wish list:
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Welcome

Wasp and Honeybees

Thanks for visiting!

The Bee Space is a blog about smart, simple and sustainable beekeeping.
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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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Cut Comb Honey Harvest

Last September I harvested some honeycomb from one of my Warre hives.  In Spring of 2008 I had hived a huge swarm, and over the summer they built up a big hive with lots of good looking honey comb.  I decided I would harvest a box of cut comb honey from this hive.

Warre Hive Ready for Harvesting
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The Roof – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will build the hive roof. It forms the covering for the whole beehive. The Warre hive roof is fairly easy to build with regular woodworking tools. Let’s begin!

Warre Hive Roof
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