At BackYardHive we are committed to information and hive technologies that encourage and enable backyard beekeepers to be successful.
BackYardHive was founded by long time treatment-free Bee Guardian Corwin Bell. In 1995 Corwin started keeping bees due to a long time fascination with this delicate pollinator. He designed and built many top bar hives from the beginning which has lead him to gain a deep understanding of the interrelated nature of a colony of bees and the bee hive structure that best suits the bees ability to survive.read more
The Next Evolution in Top Bar Design
Our DVD, “Alternative Beekeeping Using the Top Bar Hive and Bee Guardian Methods” fills the information gap by offering the first professional-quality video for beginner Bee Guardians using top bar hives. We have been teaching natural Bee Guardian Methods and providing unique top bar hives and hive tools for the new brand of beekeeper since 2005.Buy DVD
A Bee Guardian is interested, in aiding bees as a species in order to recapture their genetic vitality and diversity. Bee Guardians utilize beekeeping methods that respect the honeybee and oversee the local environment, ensuring it to be safe for the bees.
The Bee Guardian is committed to the nature of the bee, allowing the bees to maintain a strong immune system through organic practices and methods that do not overly stress the colonies.
Identifying the members of the bee colony. Worker bees are all female and perform various roles in the hive depending on their age. These roles include: nurse bees (clean cells, feed and care for brood) heater bees (warm brood to consistent temperature), guard bees (defend the hive, inspect incoming foraging bees), and bees who serve in the court of the queen (feed and care for the queen).