Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pure Sunshine . . .

Wax comb from my TopBar hive - isn`t it the most beautiful creation ? I kept this out of the hive last summer so I can use it in my talks, plus it gives my house a delicious scent.. In the TB hive the comb is made completely by the bees, no head start with foundation sheets that have the size of the cells just a tiny bit bigger, hopefully breeding a bigger bee = more honey ! The bees know what they are doing, they don`t need mans interference or manipulation, which is one of the reasons I am only keeping my bees in a TopBar hive now. I am encouraging others to do the same ! Check out my new blog, kiwitopbarhive.blogspot.com where I will be putting my TB beekeeping news and info on. I am also in the process of starting a NZ based group for people keen on using this type of hive for their bees.


ALL WE ARE SAYING. . .IS GIVE BEES A CHANCE .

4 comments:

bettyl said...

'Give bees a chance...' That's cute!

I love the hive, it's beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Such beautiful photos, bees are nature's artists as well as workers.

juliet said...

What gorgeous shapes the bees make when left to themselves. I can almost smell those honeycombs.

Bentham Bees said...

Comb is indeed beautiful! A symbol of the the order and organisation of a colony?My partner took some to show the children she teaches at school. I too love the fragrance in the house!