We are holding our 2nd top bar hive beekeeper get together "club" on Oct 14, 06 from 11 to 2. This is being held in Napa CA.
TBH beeks are wanting to learn management techniques from others in a similar climate and swap design improvement ideas. The Sept (2nd sat of month) meeting was fun and we plan to get together regularly.
Napa is an hour drive from many points in northern California. I hope to meet some more beekeepers doing bees in alternative shaped hives. Our group is interested in no poisons or meds. About 10 people have expressed plans to attend this meeting so far.
For more information and directions to the meeting at an urban farm in Napa email me. jwheel (at) interx.net. Let's get together to learn how to better serve our bees.