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Learning From Bees:
a philosophy of natural beekeeping

A collection of essays by
Phil Chandler

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This ebook - How To Build A Top Bar Hive - has been downloaded by thousands of people all over the world. I have revised it recently and added more photos to make the building process even easier to follow. A new book - Balanced Beekeeping I: Building a Top Bar Hive - is now available that goes into much more detail and incorporates all the latest innovations and ideas.

A comprehensive manual for this hive - Balanced Beekeeping II - will shortly be available.

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open source beekeeping - free plans to build your own top bar hive