scheduled meetings are on the
2nd Tuesday of each month. 7 p.m.
Starting with the June, 2010 meeting,
informal beginner's discussion session will start at 6pm on club
Meetings are held at1305 Pine Avenue
Snohomish in the Christ the King Lutheran
is a TBH.
bar hives were originally developed as a cheap
alternative to the standard commercial “Langstroth” hive for developing
countries. The Kenyan TBH can be recognized with its sloped sides and
Tanzanian which has vertical side.
Unlike the standard Langstroth hive, the TBH does not have a
standard size, the idea being that you make it from the materials you
The idea behind the TBH is that you allow the bees to be as
natural as possible, its design allows you to work your bees while at
time causing the minimum amount of disruption. The TBH has become very
with beekeepers who are trying to raise bees as organically as
no use of chemicals of any kind and in many cases no supplemental
TBH is designed to allow the bees to build their own comb with no
although some beekeepers have modified the concept to use regular deep
Why a TBH.
the following when thinking about using a TBH.
natural beekeeping. Bees build the broodnest their way.
bees move away from the beekeeper.
colony disturbance with minimal beekeeper exposure.
heavy, repetitive lifting.
the highest quality honey and wax.
extracting equipment needed.
contained. No additional storage space required.
ideal educational hive.
ideal urban beehive.
break apart when dropped.
center of gravity. Won't tip over.
to local building materials, conditions, needs.
may not get as much honey from a TBH (but you could) but
you will have healthier bees that are not chemically treated and if
correctly will over winter with good success.
New comb in a TBH
More comb from a TBH
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