I am attending the course taught by Charlie and Jesse at the UEC...3 classes, each 2 hours. It is a wonderful class and I am floored by the knowledge presented. Bees are INTEGRAL! i had no idea. can't wait to start beekeeping this summer.
top bar hives are immediately accessibly to city gardeners and this kind of hive doesn't require a lot of extra equipment. i'm definitely going to be investing in a top bar hive. its great for children and the elderly as well. stackable hives can be a full-time job from what I've been learning and the lifting requirements would probably be beyond my ability...sometimes a box can weigh 80 lbs. i would not be able to lift that above waist height!
lovin' the class.