Modern Hives and Midwest English Gardening

There are eight different kinds of modern hives: Langstroth, National, Commercial, WBC, Dartington Long Deep, Beehaus, Top-bar and Warré.

I will discuss the pros and cons of each of them, but first here is a lovely video on English gardening in Chicago, my home away from home.

6 thoughts on “Modern Hives and Midwest English Gardening

  1. Sharon says:

    Can I just say that the photo in your header is GORGEOUS? If that is your garden…wow. Wouldn’t I love to wake up every morning to that!

  2. Reblogged this on Romancing the Bee and commented:

    I posted this back in January, but it is a nice companion to yesterday’s post on the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

  3. bigsmileu1 says:

    Can you believe I live so near Chicago and have never been to the Chicago Botanic Gardens? After viewing your video I will have to made it a must do this summer. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I was wondering about the header image too – it looks like the quintessential English summer house. Loved the video, I will have to make a point to visit this garden.

    • The header image is a garden designed by Chris Beardshaw and featured at the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show. It’s what I want my own garden to look like eventually!! :-)

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