The objective of the day was to build a new type of hive. The Top Bar hive is a hive style more commonly found in Africa, more specifically, Kenya. Its most prominent characteristic is the lack of frames. Bars are simply rested on top, hence the "Top Bar" designation!
Yet another sunny afternoon was spent in the company of the bees! The hives were being maintained until the sunshine gave way to a storm cloud overhead. The following hives were checked-up on/created:
The McGill authorities approved our request to use the land near the Arboretum for the community apiary!!!
The location of the site can be seen at:
Stay tuned for more details!
Once again, the bee-keeping season is upon us! It was a sunny afternoon, perfect to begin tackling the list of tasks that needed to be dealt with at the apiary. With the smell of freshly-cut grass in the air, we set-out to work. As always, the status of each of the hives needed to be noted. Careful attention and maintenance was required for the weaker and the newly-established colonies. Below is a synopsis of the condition of each hive.