This book guides readers through the fundamentals and specifics of horizontal top-bar hive management, including raising queens, harvesting and processing honey and beeswax, and planting for pollinators. 

Les Crowder has over 30 years of experience developing best practices in beekeeping. 


Top-bar hives are long lasting, inexpensive, and easy to build. They are also a back saver  and a more accessible hive for all, from the complete beginner to youth to physically impaired to advanced beekeepers. 

The natural, low-stress methods outlined in this bool are perfect for home and hobbyist beekeepers who would like to keep their bees intensively and holistically.


Top-bar hives can host two colonies (

Top-Bar Beekeeping BOOK