Topbar Beekeeping

I'm an urban topbar beekeeper in Albuquerque, NM. I manage hives in backyards and small organic farms within city limits. These hives are probably pollinating your veggie patches right now. Visit my website at:


Buzz Planking

I'm planking on the beehives in my backyard (aka laying flat like a plank). Here's where you can find photos of other people doing it to prove that I'm not totally bonkers: Planking Mad


  1. Hilarious! Good planking!

  2. Thanks Scott. Now I have to plank a top bar hive.... to make it even!

  3. I shared this pic with some beekeeping friends who love planking stunts. No doubt they already think you are way cool! Now you'll have to try 'owling' on a hive:)

  4. I just discovered another... “antennating”.

    As in; (photo caption)

    "A forager covered by Scotch Broom pollen enters the broodnest to look for a cell in which to place her load. Pollen loads are a potential source of pathogens from other insects which may have previously visited the flower. Bees process the pollen first into beebread, then into antibiotic-rich jelly for feeding to nestmates. In this busy scene, two bees are engaging in trophallaxis at the lower right, to their left a pair are “antennating”—likely sharing pheromones."

    1. Ha, I can't see the photo so I can only imagine what antennating is. Maybe this can be the new beekeeper handshake!