The Thinking Beekeeper by Christy Hemenway download in ePub, pdf, iPad
This book is well-written and much more explanatory than other top-bar beekeeping books available of those I've read. On the other hand, no amount of reading can probably prepare a person for their first time opening a hive. And that ladies and gentlemen is the badge of an independent practitioner and mature thinking beekeeper.
At the University of Maine we had plenty of questions when we first embarked upon the use of the Top Bar Hive. The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden, and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby.
And if you are keeping your bees in a top bar hive, you'll find information you need here that's not available anywhere else. Consider beekeeping outside the box. Top bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives due to their small footprint. Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. Really well done section on management of top bar hives as things progress through the season.
If I ever get a hive, it will be a top bar hive like those described in this book. Hemenway is a proponent of top bar hives and her knowledge and experience come through in this book.
This book is no longer my beekeeping bible, and I will not have a top bar hive. The bees are the same of course, but the Top Bar Hive is quite different from the traditional Langstroth Hive. Both you and your bees will benefit from Christy's approach, advice and philosophy.
See if you have enough points for this item. Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of Gold Star Honeybees, a complete resource for all things related to beekeeping in top-bar hives.
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