In pursuit of sustainable beekeeping practices, the Houston Botanic Garden houses its bees in top bar hives. In this class, we will explore how the structure of top bar hives mimics hives that bees create for themselves in the natural world, and how this type of hive is more manageable for bees and beekeepers alike. We will also demonstrate how easy it is to build a top bar hive, with easily accessible and affordable materials, and go over some basic top bar hive beekeeping techniques. In addition, we will share plans for the type of top bar hives used at the Garden, as well as sources for top bar hive kits.
Non-member fee of $25 includes general admission to the Garden. Garden members receive a $15 discount.
Houston Botanic Garden offers free parking for most events, which are often held in climate-controlled environments, rain or shine. If you have specific questions, please email email@example.com.