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The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives (EPUB ebook)

By Hemenway, Christy

Give bees a chance - the complete how-to and why-to for keeping bees in top-bar hives 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 f...or 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 due to their small footprint. 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. Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of Gold Star Honeybees, a complete resource for all things related to beekeeping in top-bar hives. A passionate bee-vangelist and advocate for natural, chemical-free beekeeping, Christy is a highly sought-after speaker, helping audiences to understand the integral connection between bees, food, human health, and the future of the planet.
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ISBN 9781550925111
Published 1 Jan 2013
Publisher New Society Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781550925111
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher New Society Publishers
Imprint New Society Publishers
Released 1 Jan 2013
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hemenway, Christy
Category Ecological Science, The Biosphere
Applied Ecology
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Agriculture & Farming
Apiculture (Beekeeping)
Specialized Gardening Methods
Home & House Maintenance
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Insects As Pets
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 638.1
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bees, Bee culture
NBS Text Agriculture & Farming
ONIX Text General/trade