The Barefoot Beekeeper

eBook (PDF), 148 Pages
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Price: $7.57
The Barefoot Beekeeper is a revolutionary book about sustainable, chemical-free, natural beekeeping, showing how it can be simplified and made accessible to all, including people with disabilities, as no heavy lifting is required. The author strips away all complications and confusion, demonstrating that 'modern' beekeeping methods are largely to blame for the poor state of health of the honeybee and that the commercialization of beekeeping marked the start of the disease and parasite problems that honeybees have been trying to deal with ever since. Phil Chandler advocates small-scale, low-impact beekeeping, with minimal disturbance to the bees and more time spent observing and learning from them. This book shows how you can make everything you need to keep bees yourself, using recycled materials and simple tools: you do not need to buy any additional equipment at all, nor do you need synthetic medications or other chemicals. This is beekeeping for everyone. 4th Edition 2014
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  • By E T Brightlight
    Mar 4, 2018
    I've learned a lot from this book, not only what i had been doing wrong but also the things i was doing right and the rest of the beekeeping fraternity seems to frown upon, so thank you for this. Also you are the first one who has ever mentioned Italian Bees having the habit of robbing other hives. Everyone always waxes lyrical about them but this trait is never mentioned, i learned the very hard way. I had wonderful Italian Bees, hard workers, lots of honey, controlling Small Hive Beetle really well; a new nucleus in a brand new hive and after one year they got American Foul Brood. It was heart breaking to see those infected cells. Australia has a zero tolerance to AFB so they had to be destroyed. From now on i'll only have local bees, no more Mafiose bees for me!
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4th Edition (2014)
February 20, 2015
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