I'm going to be(e) starting a beekeeping course in the new year, and have been looking into building my own hive - potentially to then start crafting more hives to sell and manage.
However, my carpentry abilities are very limited and I don't think that they stretch to the precision engineering a hive the likes of a Langstroth or Warre might need.
I stumbled upon the plans for a Japanese style hive a little while - not sure if they have a proper name - where it is essentially a typical Western style hive, just without frames or top bars.
So the bees fill the space in the boxes with comb from top to bottom, then when you want to harvest the honey you use wire to slice through the comb and separate the boxes.
I was just wondering if anyone on here had used, or is using, this method - or if you had any other resources on the management of this type of hive.