Yesterday a small group of friends got together to install Kittie and Chucks bees in their new Top Bar hives! I'd only seen one of these hives before and it was a rough build. These hives were very professionally made, they even have a window you can see inside.
Kittie and Chuck also have a gardening and bee blog, be sure to check them out!
I should have taken a video, instead I took 19 still frames that I turned into a short movie. This is Chuck shaking 3 pounds (15,000) of bees into the top bar hive.
OK, guess what I have started a simple Kenyan Top Bar hive. Thus far I have made a 1 x 12 pine into a 1 x 14 using biscuits(wood wafers inserted into each piece of wood) and wood glue.