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This has really great instructions on how to construct your own top bar hive using plastic barrels. I am hoping to make 2 hives out of my barrel for less than $100. Wish me luck!

55 Gallon Top Bar Barrel Bee Hive

The Backyard Beekeeper - one day I want to do this!  I am reading this book now and it is wonderfully informative.

squaremeal: “ The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden. (buy) More info on Beekeeping for beginners here.

How To Start Beekeeping

Bee expert and author, Marina Marchese handling a frame from her hives.

The Rural Economist: Beekeeping on a Small Homestead

The Rural Economist & Bringing Rural Back Podcast: Beekeeping on a Small Homestead