Are you thinking about keeping bees? This essay may persuade you to consider keeping them in a more natural way.
Natural beekeeping is a relatively new movement that aims to rediscover a... More > relationship with bees based on mutual support, rather than exploitation. Phil Chandler, author of The Barefoot Beekeeper, makes the case for this low-cost, low-impact approach.< Less
Easy-to-follow instructions to make a simple, functional top bar hive for beekeeping the natural way. Compiled by the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper, this book will get you started in beekeeping at... More > the lowest possible cost!
Packed with clear photographs and diagrams, almost anyone can build a top bar hive in a weekend - even if you have never done anything like this before.
This is the introductory-level hive-building book you need to get started in 'natural beekeeping' - and check out the author's web site at www.biobees.com for more free and low-cost information.< Less
Top bar beekeeping really is 'beekeeping for everyone' – including people with mobility problems, bad backs, or a general reluctance to lift boxes: there is no heavy lifting once your hive is... More > in place, as honey is harvested by the comb rather than by the box.
Top bar hives are good for bees, good for the beekeeper and good for the environment.
In this book, I will show you how easy it can be to build your own hive from scratch, using new or reclaimed timber and a few simple tools. If you can make a decent job of putting up a shelf, you can build yourself a fully functioning hive that bees will be proud to call home.
By the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper.< Less