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Introduction to Natural Beekeeping By Philip Chandler
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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
The Barefoot Beekeeper By P. J. Chandler
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THIRD EDITION (2009) A revolutionary book about sustainable, chemical-free, 'natural' beekeeping, with no heavy lifting. The author strips away all complications, showing how you can make... More > everything you need yourself, even using recycled materials and simple tools: you do not need to buy any additional equipment at all! "After reading The Barefoot Beekeeper I knew immediately I had found what I had been thinking about and searching for for years. It inspired me to immediately build several Top Bar hives and change my manner of keeping bees. ...read as much as you can about bees and beekeeping but do buy this one and follow it's suggested path." N, Spain "...the best book out there as far as I'm concerned for those interested in pursuing sustainable beekeeping." MH, USA "...a very helpful primer and a VERY inspiring discussion of sustainable beekeeping." CS "...as an argument for sustainable beekeeping, the writing is unparalleled." G, UK< Less
The Barefoot Beekeeper By Philip Chandler
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4th Edition 2014. 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... More > 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.< Less
Learning From Bees: A Philosophy Of Natural Beekeeping By Philip Chandler
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A collection of short essays by the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper about his philosophy of natural beekeeping.
Balanced Beekeeping I: Building a Top Bar Hive By Philip Chandler
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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
So You Want To Keep Bees? By P. J. Chandler
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A short essay outlining a natural, low-tech, low-cost approach to 'back yard beekeeping' From the Author of The Barefoot Beekeeper, also available on Lulu.
Apiculture Or Bee Keeping The Fundamentals How To Keep Bees By Jimmy Jacks
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Facts about a beekeepers suit, how it protects the beekeeper and what other protective gear they use. A guide to understanding beekeeping and tips on getting started. Honeybees are extremely social... More > insects that live in hives as a colony that can contain thousands of bees. All of the bees work together to build a nest, collect food and to rear the young. Beekeepers are able to work with the natural instincts of the honey bee to gather honey that can be used or sold for profit. Removing the honey from the hive can sometimes be challenging but it is important not to leave the honey in the hive for too long. If it is left in the hive for a long time, the color of the honey will be darker and the bees will not have more room to store honey.< Less
How to Build a Simple Top Bar Hive By Philip Chandler
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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
The Bear Guarding the Beehive By Stephanie C. Fox
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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful country called Oblivion. It had everything growing in it to make its people happy and healthy: raspberries, almonds, peaches, apricots, blueberries,... More > cranberries, lavender, thyme, irises, roses, tulips, daffodils…the list seemed endless. But it did end, because some of the Thieves of Oblivion wanted to sell all of these wonderful things, and to force Nature to produce more and more and more of them. These Thieves, running a corporation called BearGenics, had a conflict of interest with Nature. They tampered with the genetics of crop plants. They never gave a thought to the fact that without honey bees, none of these plants would grow. The Thieves poisoned the plants, and in so doing, poisoned the honey bees. That’s what happens when you leave the bear guarding the beehive.< Less
A Guide to Bee Hunting By John R.Lockard
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A Guide to Bee Hunting A book of valuable information for Bee Hunter's. Tell how to line bee's to trees, etc. Many books on sports of various kinds have been written, but outside of an occasional... More > article in periodicals devoted to bee literature, but little has been written on the subject of bee hunting. Therefore, I have tried, in this volume, A Guide to Bee Hunting for Pleasure and Profit, to give a work in compact form, the product of what I have learned along this line during the forty years in nature's school room.< Less