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25%OFFLes Crowder - Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health - 9781603584616 - V9781603584616
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Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

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Description for Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health Paperback. Num Pages: 192 pages, 38 colour illustrations, 10 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: RN; VSZ; WMQF; WMQN; WND. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 230 x 156 x 11. Weight in Grams: 364.

Top-Bar Beekeeping is an offering designed to encourage beekeepers around the world to keep bees naturally by providing beekeeping basics, hive management and the utilization of top-bar hives.

In recent years, beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests, such as varroa and tracheal mites, to the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs. More and more organically-minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior ... Read more

Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free.

Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.

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About Les Crowder
Les Crowder has devoted his entire adult life to the study and care of honeybees. Dedicated to finding organic and natural solutions for problems commonly treated with chemicals, he designed his own top-bar hives and set about discovering how to treat disease and genetic weaknesses through plant medicine and selective breeding. He has been a leader in his ... Read more

Reviews for Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health
ForeWord Reviews- "Farmers who seek a guide to hive maintenance told through a thoughtful personal narrative will benefit from the discussion of this topbar style of beekeeping. The first-person style of the book allows a window into the practices of the topbar beekeeper while conveying a wealth of knowledge and a well-researched comparison of hive practices. The book is ... Read more

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