2008 Dezember 3
Meanwhile you can find quite a lot of interesting articles, plans, pictures about topbar-beekeeping. Here a short review: For instance Mr. Chandler has written some interesting articles or books. For instance
The barefoot beekeepers
You can find more about the advantages of topbar beekeeping and plans how to build a ktb:
how to build a top bar hive
For hobbyists it is a good way to start with these articles, pictures and plans, although building a ktb looks a bit complicated. However, Hobbyists find what they need.
Other beekeepers may prefer to become a certified beekeeper of the Centre for Ecological Apiculture and natural Medicine. The hives of these beekeepers are less complicated. If you really want to be part of the community of these beekeepers, all what you need to know can be found in distance course (#19) and a Training course (#62) in the Centre for Ecological Apiculture.
what you need to know for ecological beekeeping in Top bar hives
Complete edition of letters published in Online-Magazine "Apiculture"