The Kenyan Top Bar Hive

Beekeeping Naturally promotes the Kenyan Top Bar Hive as one of the most effective natural bee hives for backyard and small-scale Beekeepers (Bee-carers).

Entering the beehive from one side means that only a small number of bees are disturbed at a time, rather than thousands of angry bees reacting to just having their roof ripped off.  A smoker to confuse the bees is rarely used and delicious raw honey can be taken out one bar at a time as needed.

Adrian Iodice with a Kenyan TopBar hive

Adrian Iodice with a Kenyan TopBar hive

No more bending and lifting heavy bee boxes. The Kenyan Top Bar hive is great for people in wheel chairs and very easy for elderly people.

When I show this Kenyan Top Bar hive method to experienced conventional beekeepers, they can’t believe how simple it is and how relaxed the bees are.

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Tips for Natural Beekeeping

Keep Bees for the Bees’ sake and value them as pollinators first (apicentric), and honey producers second.

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It’s not just about the honey

Rather than a focus on ‘taking from’ the bees, natural beekeeping is about ‘giving back.’

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The disappearance of the bees

Frightening but true – we no longer have enough honeybees to pollinate all our crops.

Wild honeybees are nearly extinct in the UK, Germany & Northern China, and from 1985-2005 there was a 53 per cent decline in UK managed honeybee colony numbers.

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See our list of Natural Beekeeping Resources and Natural Beekeeping Books.

What is Natural Beekeeping?

What is Natural Beekeeping?

Providing optimal conditions for the health of the bee colony

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