Beekeepers continue to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites to the mysterious but devastating phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully in top-bar hives, without antibiotics, miticides or other chemical inputs. In Top-Bar Beekeeping, authors Crowder and Harrell guide you through the specifics of this innovative, natural, low-stress approach to hive management, including raising queens, harvesting and processing honey and beeswax, and planting for pollinators.
Copyright 2012, softcover, 192 pages.
My Farmer, My Customer
New! Learn from Marty Travis's experiences converting the Spence Farm into one of the most successful farming co-ops in the United States today.