39+ Barefoot Beekeeper Top Bar Hive Pics. Keeping bees a complete practical guide1. Please note that clicking on the links opens a new window in each case, so that beekeeping books favourite books about beekeeping, including david heaf's the bee friendly beekeeper (also available on amazon here.
If the barefoot beekeeper was the harbinger of the 'natural beekeeping' movement, then this is the workshop manual. Phillip chandler, author of the barefoot beekeeper, has created free. That place belongs to the langstroth bee hive plan.
With a horizontal top bar hive, beekeepers don't have to lift heavy boxes, purchase an expensive honey extractor, use foundation top bar hives have likely been used for thousands of years.
The barefoot beekeeper by pj chandler is the best book i've read so far on natural beekeeping. Langstroth hives have gaps between the top bars of the frames containing the combs, since the bees must move vertically through the hive. This one has top bars in it instead of frames. There are many ways to design and set up a top bar hive and until you have used one for a while, it is not easy to see the advantages and disadvantages of different systems.