The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping Naturally Hardcover – Jun 16 2011
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But everything has changed since Dad first began teaching me about bees. Back in those days you pretty much just dumped a package in a box lined with foundation, walked away, and came back in a few months to reap the rewards of their unceasing labor. Even as I bought the first of my apiary equipment, in anticipation of spring, I was daunted. Pesticides, Varroa mites, tracheal mites, zombie flies, nosema, AFB, SHB, EFB, CCD, wax moth, stone brood, sac brood, chalk brood, parafoul brood, winter die-out…good grief – it’s enough to make you quit beekeeping before you ever start! To say nothing of all the cures and preventions for it all! Everything I read had an ominous whiff of gloom and doom and the odds of a hive making it for long without some serious issues didn’t look good - to say nothing of the costs and work involved in keeping them hanging on.
I come from a “conventional” beekeeping background, and I read up on all the treatments and preventions. I didn’t like any of them. Why give antibiotics to someone that isn’t sick, for crying out loud?Read more ›
This is it.
If you're a beekeeper, you can rest assured that if you buy this book, you'll find yourself turning its pages again and again. I expect this one to be pretty rough looking in a year or two from all the use!
Some of the book's content is even available at his website: [...]
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Very down to the point!
I am a new bee-keeper and will follow the ideas expressed in this book!
It is the winter coming and can't wait to really sit down for it!
Book is clear and concise.
It's easy to tell he knows what he's talking about.
I'm going to buy one for my son who is also starting to keep bees in 2015 in... Read more
Wow super book , abit much for the beginner, suggest getting a beginners book as well if you are new to bee keeping, but this book is a must have.Published 16 months ago by ernie driedger
A great book. The Bush approach is not to force bees to do what the beekeeper wants, but to help them do what they want to do. Bees instinctively do what is best for them. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Robert Kroeker
This book is absolutely amazing. Three books in one, it pass over all subjects I expected. A change was brought, the author added a table of contents. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2013 by Mathieu Gourdes-Vachon
Extremely informative book for all bee keepers, especially beginners such as myself. Well written, lot's of good info. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2013 by Tom
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