[E–book] The Thinking Beekeeper
Sister of My Heart gThis book is useful as a reference toet started in beekeeping but is also a pleasure to read cover to cover Christy Hemenway covers the details of top bar hive design installation of bees into the hive management of the hive as well as the details of harvesting honey and wax But she also discusses the United States food system what isn t working and how beekeepers can help Top bar beekeeping is King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies growing in popularity in the United States and this book will providereater exposure to this way of beekeeping and all of its advantages This book is an important addition to the very few resources about top bar beekeeping and is a worthy read for any beginning beekeeper This is a Rescuing Gus great book for anyone interested in beekeeping I d been considering top bar hives for awhile mostly because they seem economical than Langstroth hives but this author made a compelling case for using them regardless of finances and did a thorough job explaining how to manage them If I everet a hive it will be a top bar hive like those described in this book Excellent reference that I will use repeatedly This book is well written and much explanatory than other top bar beekeeping books available of tho. What's the buzz about the rowing popularity of backyard beekeeping Providing habitat for bees pollinating your arden and producing honey for your family are some of habitat for bees pollinating your arden and producing honey for your family are some of compelling reasons for taking up pollinating your arden and producing honey for your family are some of compelling reasons for taking up exciting hobby But conventional beekeeping reuires a significant investment and a steep learning curve The alternative Consider beekeeping outside the box The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do yourself uide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives Based on the concept of understanding and working
Christy Hemenway ï 6 Read & DownloadRead this book I discovered the Warre hive which is everything I about the natural beekeeping in this book Only Much MUCH Better much MUCH better This is no longer my beekeeping bible and I will not
Have A Top Bar Hive Well Ia top bar hive Well I t uite feel ready to start my own hive ranking with hundreds of honey bees but I do know a ton than I did before I do have until next spring to rally learn it all On the other hand no amount of reading can probably prepare a person for their first time opening a hive I recommend this but I ll read on nevertheless Excellent basic introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping Really well done section on management of top bar hives as things progress through the season You can tell that Ms Hemenway is passionate about the top bar method of beekeeping but she does a reasonable job of not beating the reader over the head with philosophy and instead just lays out a case for the natural approach to keeping bees One of the best books on beekeeping I ve read Hemenway is a proponent of top bar hives and her knowledge and experience come through in this book Well worth the read Excellent introduction into natural beekeeping in eneral with specifics on top bar hive startup. New breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield and on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming yearsChristy Hemenway is the owner and founder of Gold Star Honeybees a complete resource for all things related to beekeeping in top bar hives A passionate bee vangelist and advocate for natural chemical free beekeeping Christy is a highly sought after speaker helping audiences to understand the integral connection between bees food human health and the future of the planet. Se I ve read I d been interested in top bar beekeeping mostly because it seems a lot cheaper than traditional Langstroth hive beekeeping but this book made a compelling case for it even if finances weren t an issue I thought it was well written instructive and didn t cross the weren t an issue I thought it was well written instructive and didn t cross the from thorough to intimidating I hope to use it to install my own top bar hive some day Great practical info on top bar beekeeping I especially liked the calendar of events and diagrams showing how to move the bars along as your hive rows It looses points though because of the uilt tripping and finger pointing that makes this so obviously a a book from the states More inspiration less fear thank you Also it puts a lot of things down as set in stone but actually doesn t have the best advice around a few things Such as observation windows these kind of foster condensation and an unhealthy environment for your bees Bees can tolerate just about anything but first and foremost we are hive keepers and it s our responsibility to make the hive the healthiest home we can THIS will be my beekeeping bible She makes so much sense Okay now I m etting excited about the possibility of keeping beesEDIT Since Ith bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert keeping beesEDIT Since Ith bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert the advantages of
this approach includeSimplicity sustainability and cost effectivenessIncreased safety due to less heavy lifting and hive manipulationChemical freeapproach includeSimplicity sustainability and cost effectivenessIncreased safety due to less heavy lifting and hive manipulationChemical free and healthy hivesTop bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage and they make ideal urban hives due to their small footprintEmphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems bees and the well being of the planet The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the.