The Sun Hive: Experimental Natural Beekeeping

LACBA Secretary, Stacy McKenna provided this link to Milkwood.com

Sun Hives are a hive design coming out of Germany and now gathering interest in Britain. They’re part of the world-wide movement towards ‘apicentric’ beekeeping – beekeeping that prioritizes honeybees firstly as pollinators, with honey production being a secondary goal.

The Sun Hive is modeled in part on the traditional European skep hive, and is aimed at creating a hive that maximises colony health. The main thing I love about this hive and the enthusiasm surrounding it is not the hive itself, but the philosophy behind it, that of apicentric beekeeping.

http://milkwood.net/2013/03/05/the-sun-hive-experiments-in-natural-beekeeping/