History of Top Bar Hives

How did they start?

Top bar hives in one form or another have likely been used for thousands of years. There is evidence that were once used in Greece in the form of a pot or basket with sticks laid across the top. They are one of the most basic methods of managing bees, as they are simple to build, simple to manage and are more advanced than a skep or cavity from which the comb cannot be easily removed.

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