Bee Yard – two hives

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These top-bar hives constitute my micro apiary, established April 2014. My initial plan was to build and populate a single hive, the green and yellow box. I ordered a starter colony of bees in February for pickup on April 19th and got to work on the hive-to-be. A few days before the 19th, I decided to refurbish and repopulate the red hive, which had been forsaken by its bees and beekeepers alike some time in the previous fall or winter.