Episode 9: Top Bar Bee Keeping with the “bare foot beekeeper”

Phil Chandler, author of The Barefoot Beekeeper joins us today on the podcast to talk all about getting started in and maintaining a top bar hive.

  1. Learn what equipment you need to get started in top bar hives (not much!)
  2. Learn why top bar hives might be the ticket for many people who wouldn’t be able to handle the heavy lifting involved with traditional framed hives
  3. How to source your bees
  4. Thoughts on honey production
  5. Catching wild swarms
  6. The truth about bee packages
  7. Integrated Pest Management strategies
  8. Much more!


  1. New Sponsor: The Food Security Knowledge Pack
  2. Must Read Information for new beekeepers – http://www.biobees.com/DownloadFree/so_you_want_to_keep_bees.pdf
  3. The Barefoot Beekeeper
  4. http://www.biobees.com/forum
  5. http://www.biobees.com
  6. Top Bar Hive Plans

Author: Nick-LaDieu

Webmaster of SaveOurSkills.com. Budding skill enthusiast and modern survivalist. When nick isn't plotting his next project he is probably running with his dogs, riding his mountain bike, or fiddling with his home theater.