top bar beekeeping

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robshepler
By robshepler on Fri, Aug 1, 2014 - 1:04pm

Top Bar Beekeeping? Anyone out there using them or have interest in them?

Greetings from New Mexico where Top Bar beekeeping gets as much attention as Langstroth. One of the things that I love about the system is that it can be made from scrap lumber and built on site.  No special parts needed speaks of resilience to me, and this is a tried and true system. If anybody has interest I would be delighted to talk about it and provide plans.

A bonus with top bar is beeswax, as honey is harvested by the crush and strain method. Cut the comb off of the bar and put it right back in the hive, no extractor necessary for a small apiary.