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The Barefoot Beekeeper

Have you seen the barefoot beekeeper. If not, head over to Phil Chandler’s www.biobees.com website. He’s got a free Top Bar Hive ebook and you can download the ‘The Barefoot Beekeeper’. They’re a must read. And if you like the electric version, Phil’s book is available in paper. For me, there’s something about the convenience […]

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Foundationless Frames

Frames, found in a conventional hive, can hold natural comb. just run the frames without foundation frames can be wired to reinforce the comb set them up like a top bar hive beekeeper would setup his top bars use some kind of starter strip in each frame level the hive and let the bees draw […]

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Bush Farms Lazy Man

It’s been awhile since I’ve been over to Michael Bush’s website. His Lazy Beekeeping page caught my eye. Michael’s list is a great one.  Most natural beekeepers can eventually make a similar list with enough time and experience. Although actual application varies among beekeepers, his principles are sound: Top entrances Uniform frame size Lighter boxes […]

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The Beekeeper

There’s not a single environment left untouched by humans. So, there’s not much left that’s natural, including beekeeping. But a natural beekeeper can cooperate with the natural processes bees prosper in. And can make up for environmental deficiencies without doing harm. The results? Both the bees, the beekeeper and the environment will be better off. […]

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