Paul Wood teaches people how to care for bees in a healthy backyard hive, by supplying Top-Bar hives and bees and spending time with the new beekeeper as they get to know their bees. His purpose is to help restore the relationship between people and bees by promoting healthy practices in a clean environment, where bees are respected and nurtured and valued for the amazing creatures they are.
Top Bar Bee Keeping
As much of humanity has become disconnected from the earth, we’ve neglected our relationship with many creatures. Honeybees have become participants in a broken agricultural system which is compromising their health and resilience. A Top Bar Hive is a hive that is designed to be sympathetic to the bees’ lifestyle – it is effectively a horizontal, hollow log. Paul likes to see it as free-range beekeeping – a very simple, clean, healthy and intimate way of caring for bees.