The Barefoot Beekeeper
of both of our hives
this autumn pushed me to look deeper into sustainable beekeeping.
I've got a couple more books to read before I settle on a new method,
by PJ Chandler was definitely a thought-provoking step in the right
direction. This week's lunchtime series will highlight the most
intriguing tips I learned about natural beekeeping (and, specifically,
top bar hives.)
Before you rush out and
buy the book on Amazon, though, I should warn you that you might not
want to pay $21.61 for the paperback version. As reviewers there
rightly mentioned, the book is short and sweet --- so why not download
the ebook version from the author's website for $10 instead? And if you're
new to bees, you might want to wait on reading The
until you've pored over another beginner book and understand the basics
of bee biology and behavior.
Those caveats aside,
this book is the best natural beekeeping book I've read so far.
It delved much deeper into the issue than Natural
Beekeeping and gave
me much more food for thought. If you're an intermediate level
beekeeper, I think The
is a must-read.
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