• Beehives,  Beekeeping

    Beekeeping With Horizontal Hives

    While not as common in the US, Horizontal hives are used a lot in Europe. Lately, this type of beehive has been gaining interest, as it is a simple hive that work with natural beekeeping methods. Horizontal hives also work great for backyard and urban beekeepers. There are 3 different types of horizontal hives.  The top bar, horizontal or long langstroth hive, and the Layens hive.  This article will talk about the different horizontal hives, compare them to the langstroth, and list some horizontal hives for sale.   What is a Horizontal Hive? While Langstroth hives are vertically stacked boxes, horizontal hives are single story hives that expand the width of…

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    How to Choose the Best Type of Beehive

    Beekeeping has been around for thousands of years. In fact, there have been drawings of people collecting honey from bees 10,000 years ago. Back then, they would have to find the beehives, and would then keep the precious honey in pots. Pots of honey were even found in the tomb of King Tut!   Today, modern beekeeping is done using man made beehives and honey can easily be harvested without destroying the entire colony.  If you are new to beekeeping the first thing you may ask yourself is, what is the best type of beehive? This article will go over the 3 most popular types of beehives used today.   Langstroth Hive…

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    Top Bar Beehives For Sale

    There are 3 main types of beehives – the Langstroth, the Warre, and the Top Bar. The Langstroth is the most commonly used type of beehive today, but another great option is the top bar beehive.   Top bar beehives have less parts than Langstroth beehives.  They do not use frames and are not stacked.  This article will discuss the basics of  top bar beehives, including where to buy top bar beehives for sale.   What is a Top Bar Beehive? A top bar beehive is a single box hive with wooden bars across the top.  Top bar hives differ from Langstroth hives in that everything is contained to one box, whereas…