Our 4 bestselling books, collected in a mini-library! Essential reading for informed beekeepers, new and old. We recommend these to all beekeepers working with top bar hives, Warre hives, or foundationless Langstroth hives. Includes the following books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping by Dean Stiglitz Honeybee Democracy by Dr. Thomas Seeley Top-bar Beekeeping by Les Crowder Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive by Dr. David Heaf Buy as a bundle and save!
Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health is the first comprehensive guide to beekeeping with a top bar hive. We recommend it to top bar beekeepers new and old looking to get tips from one of the most knowledgeable top bar beekeepers in the world, Les Crowder. Includes 175 beautiful color pages 10 chapters Top-Bar Hives The Supercreature Beekeeping Basics Hive Management The Seasons Honey, Beeswax and Other Products Evaluating Your Queen Problem Solving...
Everything you need to know about managing Warre hives! David Heaf, the mastermind behind "The Bee-friendly Beekeeper" and the translator of Warre's book, "Beekeeping for All," has created the book that Warre beekeepers new and old have been waiting for: "Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive." Perfect for beekeepers getting started with the Warre hive, "Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive" includes chapters on: Getting Your Warre Hive Siting your Hive Personal Protection and...
Written by Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping' is the best readily-available, overall beekeeping book we've found that focuses on treatment-free beekeeping. We recommend this book to anyone looking to get started with bees!
French monk Abbé Émile Warré studied, and experimented with, over 300 hive types, aiming to achieve two things: 1) give bees the most similar living experience to what they seek out in nature, and 2) to achieve maximum honey production. After much experimentation and study, the Warre hive was developed. Beekeeping for All was written by Warré himself. This book is essential reading for Warre beekeepers and anyone interested in the history of beekeeping. Translated from the...
Michael Bush's amazing website resources have been put into print form! This is the first volume. This book is about how to keep bees in a natural and practical system where they do not require treatments for pests and diseases and only minimal interventions. It is also about simple practical beekeeping. It is about reducing your work. It is not a main-stream beekeeping book. Many of the concepts are contrary to "conventional" beekeeping. The techniques...
Michael Bush's amazing website resources have been put into print form! This is the second volume. This book is about how to keep bees in a natural and practical system where they do not require treatments for pests and diseases and only minimal interventions. It is also about simple practical beekeeping. It is about reducing your work. It is not a main-stream beekeeping book. Many of the concepts are contrary to "conventional" beekeeping. The techniques...
Michael Bush's amazing website resources have been put into print form! This is the third volume. This volume covers top bar hives more extensively than his other 2 volumes. This book is about how to keep bees in a natural and practical system where they do not require treatments for pests and diseases and only minimal interventions. It is also about simple practical beekeeping. It is about reducing your work. It is not a mainstream...
Dr. Thomas Seeley's seminal work regarding swarming and the decision making process of honey bee colonies. This is a must-read for beekeepers and bee enthusiasts interested in the biology and behavior of this super-organism. One of our best-selling books. Hardcover, 269 pages. Full-color photos and graphs.
"Swarm Traps and Bait Hives" by McCartney Taylor covers the basics of using swarm traps to lure honey bee swarms and get free bees! Dozens of our customers have used the tips in this book to catch more swarms than they ever thought possible. Chapters include Why Trap Swarms? Trees Biology of Swarming Swarm Names History Alternatives to Traps - Catching swarms Building a Swarm Trap - The Hanging Box Type Baiting a Swarm Trap...
Focusing on the amazing worker bee, Honey-Maker takes you into the bee colony for a look at the biology and fuction of the different roles in the hive; this is how the bees do what they do! Learn how bees make wax, build comb, swarm, forage, communicate, and more. Richly illustrated, Honey-Maker serves as a reference, introduction, and guide to both the honey bee. Informative as well as fascinating! By writer and biologist Rosanna Mattingly. Soft cover,...
Attracting Native Pollinators the go-to book for comprehensive information regarding pollinators, plants, and creating friendly gardens and habitats. If you are looking to help bees and native pollinators by planting a pollinator-friendly yard or local area, look no further. A collaboration by Portland's renowned Xerces Society and other experts in the field, this book is a wonderful addition to the library of anyone who values the world's pollinators. Soft cover, 371 pages, full-color photos.
Gene Kritsky's book about the evolution of hive design over the centuries, covering skeps, bee gums, Langstroth hives, top bar hives and everything in between!
Les Crowder's amazing work in DVD form! A great compliment to the book, Top-bar Beekeeping. This DVD, along with the book, cover all of the basics one needs to know to successfully operate a horizontal top bar hive.
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David Heaf's amazing work is now available in the United States! Dr. Heaf provides his insight into the recent bee losses, looking at the potentially harmful aspects of modern methods such as frames, foundation, artificial insemination, feeding and medication. He offers his justification for the foundationless, frame-free approach used in Warre beekeeping. 160 pages 80 color illustrations Indexed