Tag: long hive

Sam Comfort Again

Sam Comfort Again

A neat video of Sam Comfort speaking at West Palm. I first met Sam over a decade ago in Boynton Beach. Over lunch, we talked top bar hives and natural beekeeping. He was raising queens near Port St. Lucie. And contemplating a different kind of […]

Build A Bee Hive Bed

Build A Bee Hive Bed

Just what is a bee bed? And why would anyone want one? Well, a picture is worth a thousands words. But here some of what comes to mind: it’s a great way to get some hive buzz and air for your health. a hide out […]

Horizontal Hives Revisited

Horizontal Hives Revisited

Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast – Episode 36 – Horizontal Hives with Dr. Leo Sharashkin discusses horizontal hives, beeyard resilience, and sustainability. The Hives Leo Sharshkin’s horizontal hive observations are similar to my own. I’ve run a few horizontal Combo Long Hives,  in Wyoming’s northern, high altitude, […]

Modified European Long Hive

Modified European Long Hive

My long hives are minimal and simple. But that’s not the only way to make them. They can be beautiful, even complex. And yet, still functional. Check out this modern adaption of a traditional European long hive. It’s standard Langstroth deep frame based. And has […]

Combo Long Hive

Combo Long Hive

Want plans? Here’s a Google Sketchup based plan for this hive: combo long hive.skp My combo hive is a cross between a long hive and a standard hive. It has many advantages of both. Two supers, back to back, can set on top . This […]