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 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.
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!
An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden - New Material Includes: - The Latest Techniques in the Battle Against Invasive Mites - The 25 Rules of Modern Beekeeping - All about Urban Beekeeping - How to Use Top Bar Hives
Author: Kim Flottum
The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.
An Easy and Practical Guide to Building a Top Bar Hive, Keeping Bees, Harvesting Your Honey in Your Backyard and Running a Successful Honey Business from Home!
Author: Sam Hachimitsu
Build and Maintain Honey Bee Colonies, Extract Your Own Honey and Harvest Beeswax with This Step-By-Step Guide to Beekeeping! Building and maintaining honey bee colonies is an empowering hobby and the rewards are plentiful. Besides boosting yields in your garden, you also receive some of nature's sweetest gifts: delicious honey and nourishing beeswax. The art of beekeeping is an extremely rewarding practice and contrary to common belief, extremely safe and easy. All you need is some guidance to get you started and this is exactly what this guide provides. This easy-to-follow guide is carefully tailored toward 'bee-ginners' as well as more advanced apiarists. This essential beekeeping guide covers the following: An Introduction to Beekeeping All You Need to Know About Honey Bees How to Hive Your First Bee Colony How to Safely Manage and Inspect Your Beehive How to Raise Bees Seasonal Beekeeping Tasks How to Deal with Common Problems How to Harvest Honey and beeswax How to Make Beeswax Body Lotion and Candles And much more! Download This Essential Beekeeping Guide Today and Kickstart Your Bee-Venture!