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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.

If you want the full story, my new book - Balanced Beekeeping I: Building a Top Bar Hive - is now available and goes into much more detail about the thinking behind the hive design and incorporates all the latest innovations and ideas.

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

Now available in paperback from Lulu.com

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