This blog is basically a beekeeping record for an experimental "top-bar" beehive design that utilizes larger semi-framed comb and a shorter body. This reduces the surface area to volume ratio. This blog also highlights how a complete noob goes about learning how to keep bees. I want to include the mistakes, because we generally learn more from our mistakes.
OK! The real reason I am including the mistakes is that I wouldn't have any material if I cut out all of the mistakes.
Here is a list of books that I have found very helpful in the pursuit of this hobby.