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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping bees natures way.
With the intention of taking up bee keeping for the bees sake rather than for what could be taken from them untill I read this book I was left dissapointed by the attitudes that seemed to prevail through much of the beekeeping fraternity. What a breath of fresh air Mr chandler is with his natural holistic approach to keeping bees. His honest book has renewed my enthusiasm...
Published on 11 July 2009 by David

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the UK
The method of beekeeping and the hives recommended would have been appropriate in a warmer Britain in the 1800s before the range of pests and diseases we now have. Varroa is now widespread, and sugar dusting as recommended in the book is not an effective control, even though it does decrease the number of mites somewhat. Although a very few beekeepers have 'resistant'...
Published on 1 Feb 2012 by Big Jim


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5.0 out of 5 stars Nature friendly beekeeping, 16 Sep 2009
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If you are wanting to start beekeeping in a non invasive and natural way, this book is a must read! It shows you everything you need to get you started including building your own hives etc!
It will also lead you to Phil's Biobees website and the forum where you can get help on any aspect of Top Bar sustainable beekeeping.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Barefoot Beekeeper, 31 Aug 2013
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This is the definitive book for keeping bees in a top bar hive. It is written in an accessible and humerous style. Top bar beekeeping is much more natural than the 'traditional' national type of hive. The bees can make comb how they want to rather than being forced to build on pre-formed foundation.

Even if you don't end up keeping bees there is plenty in this book to tell you all you need to know about the fascinating life of bees and how to help them.

Check out the biobees - barefoot beekeeper website too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 9 Aug 2013
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This book provides a wonderful start to modern (old-fashioned) bee-keeping. It's full of helpful factual information and background history of bee-keeping.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 18 Jun 2013
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This book gives a totally different take on beekeeping and I will definitely try some of the ideas in it
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4.0 out of 5 stars A left field view, 12 Jan 2010
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I bought this Book because I found so many orthodox Bee Keeping Books repetitive. It's a little left of field, certainly Holistic in approach. I like it...

If you are interested in the Bees welfare then this is the Book for you...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Barefoot Review, 9 Oct 2009
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A great book with lots of excellent information about how to start beekeeping in an unexpensive, bee friendly way. Very readable
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice book, not sure about the advice, 7 Jun 2010
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The 'Barefoot Beekeeper' would appeal to anyone brought up in the 70's to favour working with nature and organic farming. It describes a method of keeping bees which has been used successfully in Africa for ages and shows we also can use it to keep bees with less medicinal and manipulative intervention, and incidentally, less cost. The author writes well and persuasively and is an experienced beekeeper so he knows what he is talking about.
What I'm not so sure about is if the methods he describes will actually work as well in the face of invasive new diseases and in the temperate, northern climate of Britain as they do in with agressive bees in the tropics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 29 May 2014
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Great book for those considering beekeeping or even those already beekeeping and fancy a different viewpoint. Would recommend to read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 17 Jun 2013
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As a first time Bee keeper this is helpful, informative and encouraging.
Have built the 'hive' and transferred Bees from between the bathroom window and shutter.
So far so good. Now awaiting their use of the top bars!
Looking forward to joining in on one of Chandler's courses in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm!, 6 April 2013
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A good book but the author is a rather anti other bee-keepers styles of bee-keeping. I do not know much (yet) about bee-keeping but will keep an open mind.
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