I just bought a top bar hive and the beekeeping for dummies book as well as just trying to find articles online. I have my bee's ordered for spring, my hive setup and beeswax applied. Now I need to know the steps to install the bees and manage the hive. Where can I find a book or website with instructions for starting and maintaining a hive? The dummies book has nothing on top bar hives. There is also a person selling 3 more top bar hives and a 7 bar nuc hive which I am thinking of buying. HIs company has relocated him out of state and he needs them moved as his property has been sold. One is a first year hive has 28 bars, and is populated by Minnesota Hygenics. Seller says it is very strong. Second has 32 bars. It is populated with Italian bees, and is over two years old. 3rd has 28 bars but is empty. The nucleus hive is empty and has 7 bars. The two empty hives are newly built and have never had bees. He was going to start them this spring until he was transfered. If I buy these hives what do I need to know to get them through winter? How much honey stores or feeder sugar do I need. If I need feeder where do I place it in a top bar hive? I am in Lake Shore Utah which gets cold in the winter. It will start to freeze soon and there are many nights in the 20's and even a few below zero each year. Do I put any type of cover over the hive to help keep it warm in winter? Any help would be appreciated. The seller says I really don't need to do anything with the 2 established hives but I want to be sure. I plan on installing bees bought from a nearby beekeeper in the empty hives in the spring. I am already on his list.