Top bar hive – october harvest

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A few pictures from our first official summer 2011 honey harvest!

Located in our Carlton backyard, our top bar hive allowed us to steal enough honey from it to sustain a normal honey consumption until our next harvest!

Unfortunately we have 2 honey addicts living here, so our consumption is nothing but normal!

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Honey… amasing honey!
Dressed like a Tuareg, the fearless bee keeper seldom needs a full bee dress to play with his 100 000 stinging friends!
The hive before the pillage!
A precious by-product, propolis can be seen at the bottom left of this picture, sealing the gaps between two bars.
Can you spot the queen?

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For more information on top bar hives check out www.biobees.com

If you are interested in top bar hives, want to join in for the next visit, need a hand building your own or would like to purchase a fully made top bar hive, feel free to drop us an email libertasgardens@hotmail.com or visit us online at www.libertasgardens.com

And if you are interested in having bees at home but do not want to or can’t care for them, and yet want to eat their sweet sweet honey, check out www.rooftophoney.com