Tuesday, July 23, 2013


This post is a copy from the BEE BUZZ page.

 Drawing the comb downwards (video)

"This is a great little video from Gaia Bees, an American natural beekeeper doing some very interesting work in bee colony resilience and apicentric beekeeping.
The super interesting thing about this video is that it clearly shows how, in a ‘wild hive’, the colony starts at the highest point of the cavity, and draws their comb downwards. This is precisely what Emile Warré was trying to mimic with the way his ‘people’s hive’ worked, and with his approach to beekeeping… " quote from


 Read about the Warre style of beekeeping, another method of using a topbar hive at the above address.

More information and loads more videos on natural beekeeping (as well as the sunhive) at this address, with a stack of resources if you wish to continue to learn more about bees.

posted marijka


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Alistair has written an article on Christine's and his journey to France for her uncle's wedding.. Check it out on our Gardeners' page.

Christine and Nico Painting on letterbox.