Thursday, June 14, 2012
To Bee, Or Not To Bee, The Top Bar Bee Hive
My kids and I put the first coat of paint on our new top bar bee hive last night. Tonight we will put on a second coat, then it should be done. I have to check around and make sure it isn't too late to put bees in it this year before doing so. One thins is sure, I am not going to build another one of these types again. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of the top bar system for various reasons. It is the design of this particular one that I paid to have the plans for, a total pain in the butt. Next itme, it will be one of these, a Kenya top bar hive. The Kenya design seems inifinately more simple than the over-thought design I built. Just glad this one is about done.