For those interested in alternate bee hive design, this copy of the book by Abbe Warre and associated design plan makes interesting reading. Even if you do not plan to experiment with this hive design (and it could be modified to suit our removable frames), there is a wealth of general beekeeping information.
Here is also a link to a site dedicated to beekeeping using the hive developed by Abbé Émile Warré
Bee Keeping for all by Abbe Warre
Warre Hive Plans by Abbe Warre