I'm in love with the Layens hive...




Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast show

Summary: <p>I'm in love with the Layens hive... (86)</p> <p>Here's the long rambling story of how I accidentally fell in love with a Layens hive and got one going in my yard as an experiment....and plan to gradually transition to a similar hive style in the future (once I build it compatible with Lang frame width).  Photos and links mentioned are found here and available to all: </p> <p><a href="https://www.patreon.com/posts/51674430">https://www.patreon.com/posts/51674430</a></p> <p> </p> -- About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-ish stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.