Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! This year I decided to try my hand at beekeeping. I still have a lot to learn, but I am enjoying it. Right now I have a nuc, two topbar hives, and two langstroth hives. I even took a swing at rearing some queens. This a queen that I raised. Here is one of my topbar hives (I used Michael Bush's plans.) This is my son helping me out in the apiary.