Most of the "modern" problems arise from trying to attain unnatural results from one of the most quintessential "natural" creatures... modern hive and comb design and modern production expectation and hive management practices account for much of the problems. Here's a decent link or two, there are dozens like them if you search:
The first is about top bar hives (I just made one of 1X12 pine, working up another made of 7/8" cherry), the second is a Warre' (Wau-RAY) design. I'm also planning a Warre', as well as a "Frankenhive" (look it up, really neat) along with a conventional Langstroth hive. I'm excited about the prospects of using my own honey. It's quite a fascinating undertaking. I highly recommend it to anyone anywhere. Search for the guy in the heart of Chicago that keeps bees on a rooftop. Good video, good story.
EDIT: Oops, the Warre' link is for their hive construction... here's for the philosophy: http://www.thewarrestore.com/warrebeekeeping.htm
Sorry about that.
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