Bear Destroys Bee Hive

29 Oct

It was a rough week for these East Mountain honeybees. Located in bear country, their stores of sweet honey turned out to be irresistible Wednesday night.

Photos sent by TJ Carr.

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2 Responses to “Bear Destroys Bee Hive”

  1. Debbie January 21, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    What about the difference in honey production for either hive type? I just went to a workshop on Topbar hives and was pretty well convinced, I am a new beekeeper and researching and learning about what type of hive would work best for me.

    • mistress beek January 22, 2011 at 7:10 am #

      Hi Debbie, that’s a great question. For me, I found it easier to grow my honey harvest with a Langstroth hive because I could just add boxes as the season went on. But where a Lang may produce more honey, it can be easier to harvest the honey from a top bar as you don’t need any special equipment.

      Just my thoughts. You can read a full comparison of the two types at

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