At this point, this is just some random links with a few comments. There is
nothing new or original here. This is more of a shared resource while we study
up on beekeeping. We are planning to start a beehive on our property this year.
Hopefully we'll be collecting a feral swarm of local bees. We plan
to raise them naturally. I hesitate to use the word "organic" because that
word is overloaded with government regulations these days.
I found this
second article really interesting. It refers to the
Bush Farms site linked below.
The Bush Farms site has
a lot of interesting info.
This article on foundationless beekeeping was particulary interesting
Here is the
first article I found on using top bar hives in 3rd world countries.
Here is a site on sustainable
beekeeping with top bar hives - this was linked to by the Wikipedia
article on beehives. I think we should use normal framed hives, btw,
not top bar hives. I linked these here because this top bar design is
part of what makes me comfortable with the idea of using foundationless