The object of a Top Bar Hive (TBH) is to be easy and cheap to construct, easy to work and having natural sized cells. A Kenya style (sloped sides) is so that the combs are more naturally strong and less likely to break and collapse when they are full of honey. This hive worked very well with no comb collapses. The small combs are easy to handle and not nearly as fragile as large free hanging combs.
Swedish-funded Bio-Innovate Program tackling 6 ‘orphan’ food crops of East Africa
Urban Agriculture Summit in Sweden, January 29-31. Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank co-founder will discuss why it’s important for the funding and donor communities to invest in urban agriculture at Summit in Sweden this week
The number of bees is decreasing fast, with little remedy. So we were very happy to spot lots of bee-focused projects at this year’s London’s degree shows! Seen above, Thrive Hive by Kingston University’s graduate Tom Back is a modern approach to urban beehives that uses local wood, straw and string while exploring traditional building techniques from Kenya.