Sunday, March 7, 2010

Top Bar Beehive Workshop

Top Bar Beehive Workshop
1756 Jacoby Road
Copley, OH 44321

Sunday, April 18, 2010 Noon-3 PM

Günther Hauk, my Biodynamic beeguardian mentor, told me that the best we can do for bees now during the crisis of Colony Collapse is for everyone who is filled with love to have bees.
In this workshop, we will study the basic philosophy behind responsible stewardship of having bees in our families. The top bar hive is perfect for your backyard and is, at least to me, the most sensitive and practical means for the bees to work, live, and thrive happily. At the workshop we will discuss the reasons for this as well as an array of fascinating topics: safe propolis beeswax stain for the outside, why you shouldn't smoke your bees, honey collection, hive maintenance, my favorite bee literature, how to catch a swarm, and many others, including how to place bee packages in your top bar hive. Take it from me, it is one thing to watch a YouTube demonstration of introducing bees into a new hive and another to actually seeing it done before your eyes. We will do this on Sunday afternoon as a part of the workshop.
Due to the interest that has been expressed for participating in the workshop, I would ask that you RSVP via e-mail as soon as possible ( Please note that for this particular workshop, we will not be providing child care. The fee for the 3-hour workshop is 5 dollars an hour for a total of 15 dollars. This can be paid when you arrive. All participants will receive a complimentary CD of Günther Hauk's talk: The Honeybee Crisis: Symptomatic of our Failure to Care for Nature.
See you there!
Farmer Jake


  1. Jake/John/Lavender Lane Farm!

    What a small world! Gunther will be out here in Portland in a couple weeks where I will be meeting him and showing up as a vendor with Bee Thinking top bar and Warre hives.

    I hope you enjoy your hive(s). :)

    Best regards,

    Matt Reed
    Bee Thinking

  2. It sounds wonderful, Jake. I wish we could be there! Have a great day, and say hi to everyone.