I’m proud to live in the first nationally recognized Bee City USA. I’ve only recently become a beekeeper but I’m already hooked on these little guys. I first got the bug by watching a great TED Talk:
I started with a traditional Langstroth Nuke (5 frames with a queen) but the goal from the beginning was to get the bees into the top bar hive as fast as possible. The learning curve was an interesting one full of experimentation, constant minor adjustments, bear attacks, heartbreak and success all wrapped into one happy hive.
I hope you enjoy the photo gallery and upcoming Top Bar Bee Hive posts to come over the next few years.
Way to go Asheville! Bee City USA