The Thinking Beekeeper Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Thinking Beekeeper

  • Author : Christy Hemenway
  • Publisher : New Society Publisher
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550925111

The Thinking Beekeeper Excerpt :

A beginner’s complete guide to keeping bees in top bar hives, and why. What’s the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden, and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant investment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? Consider beekeeping outside the box. The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees’ natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach include: · Simplicity, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness · Increased safety due to less heavy lifting and hive manipulation · Chemical-free colonies and healthy hives Top bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives. Emphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems, bees, and the well-being of the planet, The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the new breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield, and more on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming years. Mother Earth News Books for Wiser Living Recommendation “You’ll find information you need here that’s not available anywhere else. Both you and your bees will benefit from Christy’s approach, advice, and philosophy.” —Kim Flottum, editor, Bee Culture Magazine “A unique and exceptional resource for the beginning beekeeper.” —Marty Hardison, top bar beekeeper, educator and international developmental beekeeping consultant

The Thinking Beekeeper Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Thinking Beekeeper

  • Author : Christy Hemenway
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780865717206

The Thinking Beekeeper Excerpt :

A guide to an alternative method of keeping bees, shows how to cultivate top bar hives, in a book aimed an those interested in ensuring the viability of the bee population for years to come. Original.

Top Bar Beekeeping Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Top Bar Beekeeping

  • Author : Les Crowder
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603584623

Top Bar Beekeeping Excerpt :

In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping Book

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

  • Author : Christy Hemenway
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550926057

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping Excerpt :

A guide for backyard beekeepers who have advanced into their second year with top bar hives. Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants that rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees’ natural systems, enabling top bar beekeepers to produce honey and natural wax while helping bees thrive now and in the years ahead. Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping picks up where The Thinking Beekeeper left off, providing a wealth of information for backyard beekeepers ready to take the next step with this economical, bee-friendly approach. Author Christy Hemenway shares: Guidance and techniques for the second season and beyond An in-depth analysis of the dangers climate change and conventional agriculture present to pollinators An inspiring vision of restoring bee populations through organic farming and natural, chemical-free beekeeping. While continuing to emphasize the intimate connection between our food system, bees, and the wellbeing of the planet, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping breaks new ground in the quest to shift the dominant agricultural paradigm away from chemical-laden, industrial beekeeping monoculture and towards healthy, diverse local farming. See what all the buzz is about with this must-read guide for the new breed of thinking beekeeper. Praise for Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping “Christy's experience and drive to further the use of top bar hives is extremely evident in this her next level work. Her first book got you into a hive . . . . I learned a few tricks from her and my top bar beekeeping improved due to her insights and explanations. But what about next year? That's where this work picks up. It gets you through winter, spring, swarms, feeding, splits, harvesting honey and then settles into the very best thing I can say about this form of keeping bees. Clean wax.” —Kim Flottum, editor,

The Barefoot Beekeeper Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Barefoot Beekeeper

  • Author : Philip Chandler
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-05-08
  • Genre: Bee culture
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326192259

The Barefoot Beekeeper Excerpt :

The Barefoot Beekeeper is a book about chemical-free beekeeping, showing how it can be made accessible for all including those with disabilities. No heavy lifting is required. The author advocates small-scale, low-impact beekeeping with minimal disturbance to the bees and more time spent observing and learning from them. He shows how to make everything you need to keep bees yourself using recycled materials and simple tools.

Natural Beekeeping Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Natural Beekeeping

  • Author : Ross Conrad
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-03-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603583633

Natural Beekeeping Excerpt :

Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse. It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including: The basics of bee biology and anatomy Urban beekeeping Identifying and working with queens Parasitic mite control Hive diseases Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way. Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

  • Author : Christy Lefteri
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593128176

The Beekeeper of Aleppo Excerpt :

"Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo brings home the idea that the most ordinary of lives can be completely upended in unimaginable ways"--

Beekeeping in Western Canada Book

Beekeeping in Western Canada

  • Author : John Gruszka
  • Publisher : Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Publishing Branch
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Bee culture
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924085809873

Beekeeping in Western Canada Excerpt :

A comprehensive manual on all aspects of beekeeping, including bee physiology and biology, getting started, nectar and pollen plants, supplementary feeding, honey extraction and production, bee health and marketing. Includes illustrations and colour photographs.

Keeping Bees with a Smile Book

Keeping Bees with a Smile

  • Author : Fedor Lazutin
  • Publisher : Mother Earth News Wiser Living
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0865719276

Keeping Bees with a Smile Excerpt :

The second edition of bestselling Keeping Bees with a Smile shows beginner and practicing beekeepers how to attract local bee swarms, keep bees healthy and productive, build simple bee-friendly hives, and harvest honey without stressing bees. Chock-full of techniques for natural beekeeping.

The Backyard Beekeeper  4th Edition Book

The Backyard Beekeeper 4th Edition

  • Author : Kim Flottum
  • Publisher : Quarry Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631595776

The Backyard Beekeeper 4th Edition Excerpt :

The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features expert advice for: Setting up and caring for your own colonies Selecting the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours The most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees Swarm control Using top bar hives Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey Bee problems and treatments What's New? Information for urban bees and beekeepers Using your smoker the right way Better pest management Providing consistent and abundant good food Keeping your hives healthy With this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Beekeeping Book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Beekeeping

  • Author : Dean Stiglitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101197813

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Beekeeping Excerpt :

The buzz on beekeeping. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.

Balanced Beekeeping II  Managing the Top Bar Hive Book

Balanced Beekeeping II Managing the Top Bar Hive

  • Author : Philip Chandler
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-12-12
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326497651

Balanced Beekeeping II Managing the Top Bar Hive Excerpt :

If The Barefoot Beekeeper was the harbinger of the 'natural beekeeping' movement, then this is the workshop manual. Together with its companion volume - Balanced Beekeeping I: Building a Top Bar Hive - this book will lead you gently into a fascinating relationship with the most engaging of nature's workers: the honeybee. The author draws on 15 years of experience with many types of hive in the both amateur and professional beekeeping contexts. You will want this book beside you for years to come!

The Lives of Bees Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Lives of Bees

  • Author : Thomas D. Seeley
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691166766

The Lives of Bees Excerpt :

How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world’s managed bee colonies Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive—and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations. Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, sheds light on why wild honey bees are still thriving while those living in managed colonies are in crisis. Drawing on the latest science as well as insights from his own pioneering fieldwork, he describes in extraordinary detail how honey bees live in nature and shows how this differs significantly from their lives under the management of beekeepers. Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping—Darwinian Beekeeping—which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees. Engagingly written and deeply personal, The Lives of Bees reveals how we can become better custodians of honey bees and make use of their resources in ways that enrich their lives as well as our own.

The Beekeepers  How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees  Scholastic Focus  Book

The Beekeepers How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees Scholastic Focus

  • Author : Dana L. Church
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338565560

The Beekeepers How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees Scholastic Focus Excerpt :

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future. Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?Bumble bees are a vital part of our lives and Earth's ecosystems, so much so that we've commercialized their breeding and shipped them across states, countries, and ecosystems for our benefit. However, all of that human interference has consequences. Bumble bees are pushing out native species and altering ecosystems worldwide. Pesticide use has led to the spread of disease in local colonies. And some species may be disappearing entirely.The Beekeepers is an expertly researched overview of bumble bees -- from hive hierarchies to how their brains work -- and the passionate humans and scientists who are fighting for their survival. With a thoughtful and accessible voice, researcher Dana Church introduces readers to the fascinating world of bumble bees, how and why some are thriving while others are floundering, and how both experts and regular citizens are working to ensure their future. Equal parts endearing, frustrating, and hopeful, this scientific narrative is essential for readers looking to understand and make an impact on our changing world.

The Beekeeper s Lament Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Beekeeper s Lament

  • Author : Hannah Nordhaus
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062079428

The Beekeeper s Lament Excerpt :

“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of Lobsters Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire,and John McPhee’s Oranges, Nordhaus’s stunning exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today,offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.