ROSE BEE HIVES
I'm a beekeeper from Ireland. I've been keeping bees for 35 years and these days I have around a 100 hives. I sell honey and raise extra stocks for sale every year, and I teach beekeeping and give talks on biodiversity and things like that.
A few years ago I developed a new, simpler hive design and a new way of managing my bees to go with it. The emphasis is on Health, Increase and Honey-Production (in that order) and it's been really successful. I suspect because mostly I encourage my bees to do what bees want to do - something ordinary hives just don't allow.
I was happy working away with these new hives on my own, but soon other people became interested, too, and Rose hives started popping up all over the place. This website is for everyone who already uses Rose hives - and for those who want to know more about them and the better better beekeeping that's possible with them.
Tim Rowe, West Cork, Ireland