We have put 2 beehives into our community orchard. Duwayne built both the beehives, one is a Kenyan top bar hive and the other, a Warre Hive. Both have top bars which are quite different from the conventional frame beehives. The bees create the comb from the top bars like they would in the wild.
We were given our first swarm of bees on 30th May 2017 (collected from a house in St Ives) by bee expert Jenny Lewis and the bees appear to be thriving. We are new to beekeeping but are learning so much. Duwayne has done a beekeeping course & we are members of the WCBA (West cornwall beekeeping association).