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The free plans will enable you to build a working top bar hive, using simple tools and readily obtainable timber. If you want more detail, with backgtound information and more pictures, you may like to buy my book - Balanced Beekeeping I: Building a Top Bar Hive

Once you have built your hive, I strongly recommend a practical training course before you add bees!

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You will also want a copy of this book!

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