Monday, 16 July 2012

Want to build your own Top-Bar Hive?

If you would like to build your own Top-Bar Hive, but don't have the tools or facilities, there is an opportunity to join a small group at Brinscall Hall (near Chorley in Lancashire) who I will be leading through the process. At the end of the two days you will have everything you need , but the hive will need weather protection, options for which will be discussed during the week-end.

Some tools will be available to use, or you can bring your own. You are free to supply your own wood (cutting lists for a three foot hive or a four foot hive are available to download from the Brinscall Hall web site).

This will take place over the week-end of October 27th and 28th, 2012. Accommodation is available to book at the time of booking th course.

There will also be opportunities to discuss any other aspects of Natural Beekeeping.

Further details are available on the Brinscall Hall web pages.


  1. It seems to be nice information. Can I have some idea about how far it is useful of having own Top-Bar Hive?

    1. If you decide to keep some of the bees you save, a top-bar hive would bee good. The aim is to support the bees while they learn to deal with problems, like Varroa, on their own with minimal interference and preferably no chemical inputs. Some honey can be harvested but not as much as from a Langstroth hive. It's a great way of helping to save the bees. is the source of much of my info. Great site and fantastic work! Good luck.