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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!

How to build the Warré Garden Hive

The Warré (or 'People's Hive', as its inventor named it) is a popular alternative to other vertical hives and is used by some commercial beekeepers, especially in France. In the right conditions, it can produce a good crop of honey and requires very little intervention by the beekeeper when compared with conventional hives.
These plans are recommended as being clear and easy to follow.

The Warré Garden Hive Construction Guide 2.0 requires only moderate skills and uses low-cost materials. If you can put up a set of shelves, then you can make a serviceable beehive!

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