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Top Bar Beekeepers meetup?

Rebecca A.
user 3177502
Englewood, CO
Post #: 2
I'd like to get together with other top bar beekeepers in the area to discuss what we've learned along the way and any problems we encounter. As far as I know there aren't any top bar groups in the Denver metro area. The bee organizations seem to be Langstroth focused. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Any interest in a meetup? I'm thinking of a gathering at a library or coffee shop one evening. Or someone's home if you're able to host. Maybe we could set up separate times to view each others' hives and meet on an ongoing basis if there's enough interest.
Derec
shulerd
Denver, CO
Post #: 12
Great idea! I've built two top bars but have yet to acquire hives for them. I'm on the lookout for a swarm now...
Emele
user 10487265
Denver, CO
Post #: 3
I'm all for it too, wanting to make my own top bars soon!
eric
ediwine
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post #: 4
Old post, but I wanted to express my interest in this! I'm just getting started with beekeeping. We have a TBH but no bees yet.
A former member
Post #: 298
Same here. 2 setups but no bees. I have kinda given up trying but if you get a meetup together I would like to learn more.
David B.
DavidBraden
Group Organizer
Golden, CO
Post #: 15
Those of you with bee hives and no bees can consider building a swarm trap. At LSI, we build Warre' hives according to these plans:

http://livingsystemsi...­

There were very few swarms in 2013 so we used some of our boxes for swarm traps:

http://livingsystemsi...­

The prototype worked and we have a great colony living with one of our team members. We can only fit a very few people into these events and they are always sold out. If any of you would like to suggest a meetup to do your own build I would be happy to help you set it up.
David B.
DavidBraden
Group Organizer
Golden, CO
Post #: 16
You could also consider getting involved in our Bee Safe Neighborhood campaign:

http://livingsystemsi...­
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