Top bar Beekeeping

Top bar Beekeeping Author Les Crowder
ISBN-10 9781603584616
Year 2012
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Discusses top-bar hives as an organic approach to raising bees without antibiotics, miticides, and other chemicals, and reviews the basics of beekeeping and how to manage the hive through the seasons.

Balanced Beekeeping I Building a Top Bar Hive

Balanced Beekeeping I  Building a Top Bar Hive Author Philip Chandler
ISBN-10 9781291620399
Year 2013-11
Pages 98
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Top bar beekeeping really is 'beekeeping for everyone' - including people with mobility problems, bad backs, or a general reluctance to lift boxes: there is no heavy lifting once your hive is in place, as honey is harvested by the comb rather than by the box. Top bar hives are good for bees, good for the beekeeper and good for the environment. In this book, I will show you how easy it can be to build your own hive from scratch, using new or reclaimed timber and a few simple tools. If you can make a decent job of putting up a shelf, you can build yourself a fully functioning hive that bees will be proud to call home. By the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper.

The Thinking Beekeeper

The Thinking Beekeeper Author Christy Hemenway
ISBN-10 9780865717206
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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A guide to an alternative method of keeping bees, shows how to cultivate top bar hives, in a book aimed an those interested in ensuring the viability of the bee population for years to come. Original.

Balanced Beekeeping II Managing the Top Bar Hive

Balanced Beekeeping II  Managing the Top Bar Hive Author Philip Chandler
ISBN-10 9781326497651
Year 2015-12-12
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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If The Barefoot Beekeeper was the harbinger of the 'natural beekeeping' movement, then this is the workshop manual. Together with its companion volume - Balanced Beekeeping I: Building a Top Bar Hive - this book will lead you gently into a fascinating relationship with the most engaging of nature's workers: the honeybee. The author draws on 15 years of experience with many types of hive in the both amateur and professional beekeeping contexts. You will want this book beside you for years to come!

Balanced Beekeeping I Building a Top Bar Hive

Balanced Beekeeping I  Building a Top Bar Hive Author Philip Chandler
ISBN-10 9781291620399
Year 2013-11
Pages 98
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Top bar beekeeping really is 'beekeeping for everyone' - including people with mobility problems, bad backs, or a general reluctance to lift boxes: there is no heavy lifting once your hive is in place, as honey is harvested by the comb rather than by the box. Top bar hives are good for bees, good for the beekeeper and good for the environment. In this book, I will show you how easy it can be to build your own hive from scratch, using new or reclaimed timber and a few simple tools. If you can make a decent job of putting up a shelf, you can build yourself a fully functioning hive that bees will be proud to call home. By the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper.

Beekeeping with Top bar Hives

Beekeeping with Top bar Hives Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:44236841
Year
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Features a collection of resources on beekeeping with top-bar hives, compiled by James D. Satterfield. Notes that top-bar hives offer many beekeepers an inexpensive but satisfying way of keeping bees that produces less honey and more beeswax. Includes plans for building top bar hives. Discusses building and using a honey press. Contains FAQs. Links to a listing of resources on conventional beekeeping.

Care of Bees in Warr and Top Bar Hives

Care of Bees in Warr   and Top Bar Hives Author Joe Bleasdale
ISBN-10 1520322364
Year
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher
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Over the last few years there has been an increase in interest in alternative beekeeping methods and several books have been published showing how bees can be managed in a more natural and sustainable way, with the beekeeper being encouraged to limit the number of times a colony is disrupted. Joe Bleasdale's new book is a simple and straightforward guide, ideal for both beginners to beekeeping and those new to wanting to manage their bees for the first time using top bar hives. Whilst there are many types of hives in which bees can be kept just using top bars, Joe concentrates on the Warre hive, this being composed of a series of boxes, smaller than conventional hives, which allows for the construction of eight combs in each box, and the Horizontal Hive which usually has enough room for twenty combs.Before going into any management details, Joe gives the reader the main information which is needed as regards the natural history and development of the colony, and throughout the book there are listed typical management tasks which a beekeeper needs to carry out over the year, but in each case his advice and practical instructions are geared to top bar hives.Joe gives a realistic appraisal of the differences between Warre and Horizontal hives, including the drawbacks inherent in each system. Beekeepers often have the idea that bees in top bar hives and sustainable beekeeping etc, mean that they can be more or less left alone to get on with things unaided. Joe firmly dispels this and shows that various interactions between the beekeeper and the colony are needed in order for honey to be harvested (the main goal of beekeeping) and to prevent the issue of swarms which can become a nuisance to neighbours.A very, very important message in the book is that bees are able to deal with varroa if they are given the chance to do so. Indeed, Joe is against the use of chemicals in bee hives and, having not used them for years, he has proved that his system of beekeeping has worked, with healthy colonies being the result.There is a lot of food for thought in this small book which is an excellent introduction to anyone who might be having thoughts on keeping bees in an alternative and chemical-free way._______________________From the review in the international beekeeping magazine, The Beekeepers Quarterly, March 2015:

Forest Entomology in West Tropical Africa Forest Insects of Ghana

Forest Entomology in West Tropical Africa  Forest Insects of Ghana Author Michael R. Wagner
ISBN-10 1402065086
Year 2008-01-08
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This monograph, in its second edition, remains the only comprehensive source of information on economically important forest insects in West Africa. There has been a complete upgrade to all photos, figures, tables and line drawings. Many pest insects discussed have the potential to greatly alter the utilization of these valuable tropical forests. This comprehensive treatise of insects includes information on the general forest cover types and insects of utilitarian value.

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner Author Betsy Matheson
ISBN-10 9781589235670
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Creative Publishing International
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"Step-by-step, how-to projects for home rain collection, solar panels, food storage, solar energy systems, eco-friendly improvements, bee keeping, and more"--Provided by publisher.