I’ve received an email from our local beekeeping association, OBKA, saying: “As many of the newer beekeepers are particularly interested in top bar hives I wondered if either you or Janet would host the May visit… I am particularly keen to show the new beekeepers some top bar hives before they start buying their first nucs in late May or June.”
We’ve agreed on a visit here (Steeple Aston) on the 12th of May to view and, weather permitting, open our two TBH’s. Not sure how many people will show up – rather hoping we won’t be mobbed like John Haverson’s lecture on Warre hives was – if I am, maybe could do with some help! Anyway, I am struck by OBKA’s growing open-minded interest in alternative ways of beekeeping, responding to wider awareness in new members it seems. And if a bunch of experienced beeks show up, I’m not going to miss the opportunity to quiz them and learn more. It’ll be free training!