This DVD guides readers through the fundamentals and specifics of natural beekeeping management, including managing colonies without pesticides, horizontal management techniques, harvesting and processing honey and beeswax, and planting for pollinators. The emphasis is on Horizontal Beekeeping, but the principles apply to all types of bee hives.
This is truly a step-by-step on how to manage your hives, hands-on in the apiary, as Les himself demonstrates the basics of horizontal beekeeping on live colonies, including how to light a smoker, how to inspect a hive, how to perform Spring and Fall management, how to harvest honey, etc.
Les Crowder has over 50 years of experience developing best practices in beekeeping.
Advantages of Horizontal Top-Bar Hives
- Horizontal Top-bar hives are double insulated, long lasting, inexpensive, and easy to build.
- They make for calmer, healthier bees, and happier, more confident beekeepers.
- They are also a back saver and a more accessible hive for all, from the complete beginner to youth to physically impaired to advanced beekeepers.
- The natural, low-stress methods outlined in this bool are perfect for homestead and hobbyist beekeepers who would like to keep their bees naturally and holistically.
- Horizontal Top-bar hives can host two colonies in one box, which makes beekeeping cheaper and more convenient.
- For more info on these, including an entire podcast listing their many advantages, free plans, building and management instructions, go to www.Bee-Mindful.com/plans