Join Mark Gostkiewicz and Naomi Niemann of Tri Gable Lea Farm for a friendly introduction to backyard beekeeping using top bar hives. Mark and Naomi are adding treatment-free bees to their diverse micro farm in Colchester, Connecticut. This is a suitable program for anyone considering beekeeping for the first time as well as those experienced on traditional Langstroth hives who would like to see a top bar in person. They will talk about the pros and cons of both top bar hives & Langstroth hives and you'll be able to ask questions about the equipment involved and get an overview of the year-round joys of keeping bees in your back yard, forrest, or roof-top garden. Complete hives will be available to purchase, and Mark and Naomi will take orders for custom hives as well.