This journal will hopefully detail the minutiae of my beekeeping tasks, my observations and my natural beekeeping methods using Top Bar Hives, both horizontal and vertical, using no chemicals whatsoever.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Visit to the Straw Museum
I visited a Straw museum yesterday. They had some old skeps, some with their hackles. The hackles were made out of birch bark made into a cone. Each skep was quite small with wooden floor and a central hole at the top about 2 inches diameter with a wooden plug closing the hole.