Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Jan Rasmussen is an adept top bar beekeeper. And she is obviously having fun and loving it. A great way to keep bees in paradise. If you like the video, you’ll like her site at ParadiseNectar.com. -dM

The Hive and the Honey Bee

The Hive and the Honey Bee

Well, after too many decades, I’ve finally got the knack of keeping Wyoming bees. But that’s going to change as I’ll be moving to the Atlantic coastal plan in South Carolina. It’s time for a change and I’m looking forward to it. I just hope it doesn’t unfold like my last Florida fiasco. As I don’t know a thing about keeping bees in SC, it […]

Building Beehives for Dummies

Building Beehives for Dummies

Do you like building bee equipment? If so, then “Building Beehives for Dummies“, by Howland Blackiston is a must have book. It’s got: plans materials lists detailed instructions for just about every conceivable piece of bee equipment This book can guide a wood wacker like myself, to safely build functional, durable bee equipment. If you like woodworking and beekeeping this is a great book. -dM

The Beehive Effect: Ancient Rites – Quantum Principles

The Beehive Effect:  Ancient Rites – Quantum Principles

The Beehive Effect: Ancient Rites – Quantum Principles” is out. It’s an updated edition of her 2009 book “The Healing Buzz” which was part of this site’s buzz a few years back. Valerie Solheim’s new book ” It’s a unique beekeeping book. Valerie combines the energy and fresh approach of a new beekeeper, with her metaphysical perceptions. And that’s a rare combination in today’s beekeeping […]

Wyatt Mangum’s New Top Bar Hive Book

Wyatt Mangum’s New Top Bar Hive Book

Wyatt Mangum’s Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping: Wisdom & Pleasure Combined book arrived. Its 411 pages: are filled with 25 years and 200 top bar hive experiences are abundantly illustrated with more than 400 photos costs about the same as a top bar hive and worth every penny are easy to read are practical are appropriate for anyone interested in beekeeping will fill in the gaps for […]

Intro to Native Bees

Intro to Native Bees

June Apiculture Newsletter has a link to a neat, free pdf resource on native pollinators. It’s put out by the United States Forest Service and the USDA Pollinator Partnership. I like the photos and the illustrations. A great book byBeatriz Mosset and Stephen Buchmann. Bee Basics – An Introduction to Our Native Bees Thanks Guys. It’s a great resource! And don’t forget Eric’s May/June newletter. […]

Bad Beekeeping – Now’s the Time

Bad Beekeeping – Now’s the Time

I’ve just got the February American Bee Journal. It’s past the usual bee adds, correspondence and other stuff right to Randy Oliver’s Sick Bees Part 6, “Infections by Multiple Viruses”. Randy pretty much spells it out. And the picture isn’t nice. But it’s a process that involves the dance of bees, viruses and the natural processes that, through time, have made the honeybee so successful. […]

Barefoot Beekeeper

Barefoot Beekeeper

Did I read this correctly? “Free beekeeping articles and ebooks” “Natural beekeeping podcasts here” “Subscribe to the Barefoot Beekeeper App on iTunes” And all done by Phil Chandler, in my opinion, the most clear, thorough, articulate and concise natural beekeeping author around! Where’s that little white cord so I can hook up my Ipod and subscribe? Or download them at Biobees.com. Do those little earplugs […]

Bee Books for Free

Bee Books for Free

I’ve found another great beekeeping resource. It’s Google Books. Google has digitized most of the world’s books and those out of copyright are available for free. Interested? Go to Google books advanced search. Check “Full View Only” Enter your favorite beekeeping title, subject or author Read away Books can be read online. Or they can be downloaded as a pdf file. That file can be […]

An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping

An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping

Phil Chandler has released An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping. It’s free. And it can be read online or downloaded in various formats. Beekeepers, new to natural beekeeping, are often surprised how simple natural beekeeping is. And at six pages, Phil’s ebook is a fast read. It describes all the basic principles a natural beekeeper must know. And it’s a good read. Check it out. Phil […]

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