I have been using the Kenyan Top Bar System to keep bees in an urban setting since 1997. I also have experience with the Langstroth system and the Warre system. I keep bees 100% naturally with no chemicals or treatments and no foundation.I figure the bees pretty much know what they are doing and how to evolve. It is both an honor and a priviledge to be allowed to witness and participate in their world.

Overwintering Bees In the Bay Area
Essential Management Strategies for the Top Bar Hive
My 2 Cents on Colony Collapse Disorder
Beekeeping for the Intrepid
Native Bees & Pollination
Bee Friendly Gardens

CCD, Clothianidin & The Bayer Cirporation
Langstroth, Warre & Top Bar Compared
How to Get Some Bees

Bee Galleries
Honey Bee & Top Bar Gallery
Native Bee Gallery


Top Bar Hive Plans
East Bay Basic Style
East Bay Basic Cut Sheet

Les Crowder's Half-Drum Style
DIY Veil
Joining Bar, Paper nucs

Available for purchase
Top Bar Hive Tool

Beesource and Beesource Forums ~ online bee community, organic and top bar forums
Peace Corps Top Bar Book ~ everything you need to know to get started beekeeping with the top bar hive
Bush Farms ~ No nonsense information for the naturalist beekeeper. Small cell, feral swarms, swarm control and lazy beekeeping. Highly reccommended!! Bees know better.