Backwards Beekeeping

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Kirk with Bee Hives

Kirk Anderson is a beekeeper living in Los Angeles.  He practices "backwards beekeeping," which means that he doesn't use a "foundation" in his hives.  Traditional beekeeping uses plastic or beeswax foundations printed with a hexagonal cell pattern to draw their comb.  Instead, backwards beekeepers use a strip of wood or cardboard and allow the bees to draw their own comb, naturally.  Backwards beekeepers pride themselves for being chemical-free.

Kirk with a swarm


Kirk raises feral bees which he collects from trapping swarms of bees.  He sells honey on his website.


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