Sunday, August 6, 2017
Maybe we need to rethink how we keep bees
Here's a really interesting article on how beekeepers in Slovenia keep their bees: Slovenian Beekeeping
The article lists the advantages and disadvantages of keeping bees this way. Major advantages are that there's no lifting of boxes. It's designed so that the frames slide out from the back. That alone makes my knees want to swoon!
You work inside the hut and from the backs of the hives. There's ventilation, bottom screen boards, etc. And there's no wind or rain inside so you can work any time.
A disadvantage could be that the frames aren't Langstroth size... but if you build an outfit like this yourself you could build it to Langstroth size.
I'm an older beekeeper with really bad knees and a sometimes bad back. I must admit that this set up is super appealing.