To download your free top bar bee hive plans, simply click on the links below. Please note that clicking on the links opens a new window in each case, so that you can view each plan and compare before printing and saving to your computer.
Find out how to create an eco friendly wood preservative for use on the hive – a preservative that is safe for your bees.
Phil is a very experienced beekeeper, and major advocate of bee-friendly (or 'natural') beekeeping.
Warre Bee Hive Plan
Based on the work of Abbé Émile Warré's bee hive design, this metric version of The People’s Hive has been kindly compiled by Dr David Heaf, author of 'The Bee Friendly Beekeeper' (see link below).
Roger Delon's Warré Hive
Roger Delon shows you how to build a bee hive in this PDF, which provides a top bar hive plan, as well as additional notes by Roger Delon.
More Links – Go from Top Bar Bee Hive Plans to:
Treatment and prevention of the pesky Varroa Destructor.
Information about organic beekeeping principles. Whilst many beekeepers like to practice organic beekeeping privately, the regulations around organic certification are complex - prohibitively so for the majority of beekeepers.
Gardening For Bees
Lots of resources about providing flowers, plants, herbs, trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetables to create foraging opportunities for your bees.
Honey Bee Deaths And Pesticides
Information about the impact of neonicotinoid and systemic pesticides on bees. Includes summaries of some of the independent scientific research conducted in this area.
How To Start Beekeeping
Main page for links into general information about beekeeping, including how to start beekeeping, tips about buying new and used beekeeping equipment, buying package bees and more.
Bees – Wax Lyrical!
Inspire others by sharing what you love about bees, and what you are doing to help the bees! Aftearll, enthusiasm is curely contagious.
Information about Tom Theobald’s campaign on bees and neonicotinoid insecticides.
Get A Swarm
Are you an aspiring 'Natural Beekeeper'? Would you be prepared to collect a swarm of bees, or even remove a nest? Why not connect with people seeking honey bee removal?
Favourite books about beekeeping, including David Heaf's "The Bee Friendly Beekeeper" (also available on Amazon here. and Phil Chandler's "The Barefoot Beekeeper" (also obtainable from Amazon).
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