I often watch honey bees walking on the comb and wonder how they manage to keep all their feet out of the holes. On an empty comb, there are far more spaces than surfaces–and inside a hive it is totally dark and terribly crowded. Just another reason why bees are endlessly fascinating!
Foundationless beekeeping is considered “radical” by some, but top-bar hive (TBH) beekeepers have been doing it for years. The idea is simple. Instead of providing pre-formed and stamped commercial foundation to your bees—you allow them to build their own. There are some real advantages to going foundationless. The most popular reason is that commercial foundation […] Read more