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The Thinking Beekeeper

Author : Christy Hemenway
ISBN : 9780865717206
Genre : Gardening
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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.
Category: Gardening

The Thinking Beekeeper

Author : Christy Hemenway
ISBN : 9781550925111
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 71.14 MB
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Give bees a chance - the complete how-to and why-to for keeping bees in top-bar hives
Category: Gardening

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Author : Christy Hemenway
ISBN : 9781550926057
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 80.99 MB
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Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems, enabling top bar beekeepers to produce honey and natural wax while helping bees thrive now and in the years ahead. Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping picks up where The Thinking Beekeeper left off, providing a wealth of information for backyard beekeepers ready to take the next step with this economical, bee-friendly approach. Author Christy Hemenway shares: Guidance and techniques for the second season and beyond An in-depth analysis of the dangers climate change and conventional agriculture present to pollinators An inspiring vision of restoring bee populations through organic farming and natural, chemical-free beekeeping. While continuing to emphasize the intimate connection between our food system, bees, and the wellbeing of the planet, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping breaks new ground in the quest to shift the dominant agricultural paradigm away from chemical-laden, industrial monoculture and towards healthy, diverse local farming. See what all the buzz is about with this must-read guide for the new breed of thinking beekeeper. Christy 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 the author of The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Top Bar Beekeeping

Author : Les Crowder
ISBN : 9781603584623
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Boy Scout The Beekeeper The

Author : Terry R. Combs
ISBN : 1478761601
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The Boy Scout, the Beekeeper and the Bees The Boy Scout, the Beekeeper and the Bees is an exciting blend of advocacy for honey bees, personal career exploration, and the importance of creating competent beekeepers. For novice or lifelong beekeepers as well as anyone interested in the complex roles bees play in our ecosystem, this book will keep everyone turning the pages. Author Terry R. Combs translated a childhood love of spiders and insects into a Boy Scouts of America beekeeping merit badge. From there, he sought a beekeeping mentor and has spent a lifetime learning from these marvelous creatures, who are so crucial to our world. Drawing on the knowledge of bee researchers and scientists, Combs starts his book with the history, current state, and possible future of beekeeping and then begins to unravel the process of becoming a beekeeper, the yearly chores and considerations, and the problems encountered, with advice on how to deal with them. The Boy Scout, the Beekeeper and the Bees ends on a positive note about the current bee crisis and our planet as a whole.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Beekeeper S Daughter

Author : Santa Montefiore
ISBN : 9781476735467
Genre : Fiction
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“Escapism of the highest order” (Booklist) from the #1 internationally bestselling author, her first book set in America, the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on the beautiful estate of the Marquiss and Marchioness of Penselwood. The beekeeper’s daughter, she knows her place and her future—that is until her father dies and leaves her alone. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father’s duties. But there is another man whom she just can’t shake from her thoughts… Massachusetts, 1973: Grace’s daughter, Trixie Valentine, is in love with an unsuitable boy. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might be going somewhere. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Thinking Trixie is surely abandoned, Grace tries to reach out to her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother’s advice and comfort, sure Jasper’s love for her was real… Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they most truly desire they must confront the secrets of the past, and unravel the lies told long ago. Set on a fictional island off the coast of Massachusetts with charming architecture, beautiful landscape, and quirky islanders, The Beekeeper’s Daughter is “a multigenerational banquet of love…one of the most engrossing reads of my year” (New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand).
Category: Fiction

Beekeeping For All

Author : Abbe Emile Warre
ISBN : 1904846521
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Balanced Beekeeping Ii Managing The Top Bar Hive

Author : Philip Chandler
ISBN : 9781326497651
Genre : Pets
File Size : 34.21 MB
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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!
Category: Pets

The Beekeeper Saving The Stolen Women Of Iraq

Author : Dunya Mikhail
ISBN : 9780811226134
Genre : History
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The true story of a beekeeper who risks his life to rescue enslaved women from Daesh Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won’t convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women. The Beekeeper, by the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, tells the harrowing stories of several women who managed to escape the clutches of Daesh. Mikhail extensively interviews these women—who’ve lost their families and loved ones, who’ve been sexually abused, psychologically tortured, and forced to manufacture chemical weapons—and as their tales unfold, an unlikely hero emerges: a beekeeper, who uses his knowledge of the local terrain, along with a wide network of transporters, helpers, and former cigarette smugglers, to bring these women, one by one, through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, back into safety. In the face of inhuman suffering, this powerful work of nonfiction offers a counterpoint to Daesh’s genocidal extremism: hope, as ordinary people risk their own lives to save those of others.
Category: History