bee-natural-guyInterested in beekeeping? Why not keep bees naturally?

Compared to conventional beekeeping methods, natural beekeeping is easier, cleaner, greener, and much more satisfying.

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Keeping bees? It’s all good. So, whatever your passion for bees, just enjoy! I hope your beekeeping experience will be better for your time spent here.


53 Responses

  1. Rod Lawrence says:

    Hi Dennis, lost touch for a while. Glad to see your still kicking and your website is looking good!

  2. Vicki Olson says:

    I have had a request to put together a program/excursion to visit various bee keepers in the area. Of course I know the Zeller family, but who else, including you, might be willing to host a small group (around 12) to explain bee keeping OR to present a program on campus to interested parties? We are working on next semester’s catalog this month. I would appreciate any help you can give…Vicki Olson, 754-6469-office Thanks!

    • -bW says:

      Hi Vicki

      The in Worland might be a good choice. They’ve been in the business at least as long or longer than the Zellers were.

      Myself, I’m not any kind of public speaker and prefer to share through the website.


  3. Shelley says:

    Hi Dennis, I wanted to let you know, I love the info on this website. When I was looking for the right type of hive I came across your website and made a combo hive. I like it and am making 2 more for spring. I wanted to know more about natural cell size and came across your website once again. More great info. I’m still trying to decide if I should just let the bees build what they want on empty frames or add 4 frames of small cell to regress more quickly and then add empty frames after that.
    Have you thought about putting all your info into a book form like michael bush has. Some of us love to re read it from a book. I for one would purchase it.
    Any way thanks for the fabulous information.

    • -bW says:

      Hi Shelley

      Thanks for the kind words.

      If you are already invested in frames and foundation, establishing a small cell core of Mann Lake PF-100s is the easiest and quickest way to go natural. The bees will readily draw it out. And, in my 3 year test, couldn’t find any disadvantage to using it that way.

      I would recommend trying it. Then once several colonies are established, you can try some of the more esoteric management options without so much risk.

      A book? Hummmm, maybe a free e-book.


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