I recently attended a Bee Keeping class, stumbled across a used Hive and bought it (a Langstroth 10 frame style) and attended a local Beekeepers meeting that is trying to start a local Beekeepers Club. I live in a rural area that is almost all trees and water, at The Lake of The Ozarks Mo, and have land and no restrictions. I want to start 4 to 6 hives next spring, and was online looking for suppliers and trying to determine if I was going to buy or build my hives. In the back of my head I was thinking that there must be a better, more natural way to go about Beekeeping, so I am glad I found you. I will be needing lots of help. My only experience with Beekeeping was almost 50 years ago watching a neighbor on my block in Wichita Ks.
When I was doing research on the 'net I found a couple of really nifty sites for info and whatnot:
Thanks for your post!
It sounds like you are looking for top bar hive/Warre hive information to help you get started down the right path. I can certainly assist you with any questions you may have, either via the forum, e-mail or you can feel free to call me (Pacific time) at 503-770-0233.
For both hive styles, we are beginning to expand on our resources to cover all the major aspects of each method. You can see more information at http://www.beethinking.com/information .
In regard to top bar beekeeping, I highly suggest the following sites:
For Warre hives, I suggest the following site: http://warre.biobees.com
Please let me know any questions you may have, and do note that we will be running a 10% off sale on all of our products during the month of December (starting tomorrow!)