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Each hive is gradually being transferred from the traditional bee boxes, to this slightly more radical structure adapted from a Barefoot Beekeeper design. There is much discussion around the world about colony collapse disorder, and recently the EU acknowledged that this was at least partially due to neonictinoids – a type of pesticide. We take a very natural approach to the bees, only harvesting part of the honey each year leaving them plenty for the winter, and of course we want to provide them with a comfortable home. The buckets on each of the legs are not part of the original design but a much needed addition here in South America. Each bucket is filled with water to stop the ants overwhelming the beehives and stealing all the honey.

Posted on February 11, 2013 by

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