Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

Ross Conrad / Feb 22, 2020

Natural Beekeeping Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture Ross Conrad brings together the best organic and natural approaches to keeping honeybees healthy and productive Readers will learn about non toxic methos of controlling mites breeding strategies and

  • Title: Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture
  • Author: Ross Conrad
  • ISBN: 9781933392080
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ross Conrad brings together the best organic and natural approaches to keeping honeybees healthy and productive Readers will learn about non toxic methos of controlling mites, breeding strategies, and many other tips and techniques for maintaining healthy hives.

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    1. From the land of Vermont (home to Bill McKibben, Bernie Sanders, Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, as well as the annual "Slow Living" event Strolling of the Heifers), comes Ross Conrad, beekeeper, columnist (for Bee Culture), and advocate for natural and organic beekeeping.His book is both a how-to book, and a rallying cry for pesticide-free, natural beekeeping. I've heard some beekeepers dismiss the book as a "waste of time;" indeed, one of Conrad's methods for pest control is to "let t [...]

    2. Really, this is becoming my model for how I want to care for my young hive. It's practical, down to earth advice is easy to follow. The majority of the book is dedicated to the different pests a hive is likely to encounter and how to manage it without the use of hard chemicals. The options range from the on-going and passive to one-time and rather interesting. Instead of chemotherapy drugs, ROss Conrad uses essential oils, etc. Of the bee books I've read, this one is rather scholarly in comparis [...]

    3. Might have been a great book but I could not get past his personal opinions. Due to that quit reading at page 24 when he started on the bees inherent fear of fire and unions in the workplace.

    4. A good introduction to an alternative approach to beekeeping. This book pairs well with a video by the same author with the same title.

    5. This is probably a 5 star book for an experienced beekeeper, but for an utter novice like me, this is post graduate level stuff. I really loved the pictures, but what most impressed me was the author's deep love of the bees. I did not realize that while colony collapse disorder is at the top of the news, what is most problematic to the bees right now is a little mite named 'varroa jacobsoni'. Doing nothing to your hive and hoping the bees can take care of themselves is doomed to failure given th [...]

    6. Fantastic book detailing methods for organic beekeeping, pest control and hive maintenance. The author enlivens what might otherwise be a dry topic with little pearls of wisdom about our approach to the natural world. One that remains top of mind is his preference to not use protective equipment believing when he is vulnerable he is quickly reminded to approach the bees with gentleness and respect and that when no harm can come to someone using another living thing, a mentality of exploitation c [...]

    7. This book has the most in depth information on how and why beekeepers should raise their bees organically, for the health of the bees and the ecosystem at large. Conrad has excellent information on promoting and preserving the health of the colony, both in healing and prevention. If you're new to beekeeping, you will need a guide for beginners as well, since he presumes some knowledge, and the information is not laid out for quick or easy reference. For example robbing is listed in the index on [...]

    8. Every third bite of food humans eat is dependent on the work of the industrious honey bee. This is a "how to book," not for beginners. The author relates the state of bees to other aspects of raising crops and livestock. Honey bees are in trouble and we all need to pay attention. The book did scare me from beekeeping, it is a lot of diligent work. However, I may volunteer at the Chicago Honey Coop in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.

    9. Everything that makes hippie granola type nonsense unappealing to me is present in this most disappointing beekeeping book.Mr. Conrad wanks on unmercifully about the connection with a hive that can be gained by not wearing a gloves or a veil. Fine. But the useful information is sparse and poorly organized. Imagine a concise beekeeping book put in a blender with a copy of Robinson Crusoe and a Sierra Club calendar. Now lower your expectations.

    10. This one is good, a little light on the management steps. If you already have a basic knowledge of beekeeping, this book provides many alternatives to chemicals (leading to colony collapse disorder, in my opinion). Would have liked it to include more information about small cell beekeeping and top bar hives (although there is some info on these topics). Well worth the money.

    11. A different approach than many other beekeeping books out there. This one covers all the basics, then gives you a number of organic approaches to try and work through disease and pests. A must read for those interested in organic beekeeping.But just FYI, there are some parts of the book that transcend the factual and begin to be philsophical in nature.

    12. Natural Beekeeping is like most other intermediate how-to guides --- it's really about one man's experience. But if you're willing to assume that the author's way might not work for you, the book is very much worth mining for information about natural beekeeping.

    13. Though with too much of an environmentalist/earth-worship slant, this is a great introduction to organic apiculture. It's possible to keep bees in natural ways that encourage the way bees were designed by God to work, without having to resort to chemicals or industrialized methods that are tearing down the honeybee's culture throughout the world.

    14. Very useful and practical for anyone planning to become a natural beekeeper. However, it reads like stereo instructions in parts and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone not actually planning to use the information.

    15. This was an okay read, but it really needs to be organized much more. The author tend to go on about things other than bee-related stuff and honestly, I am only wanting to know the best way to care for my hiveNeed to keep looking for a better bee reference guide.

    16. After seen Ross speak, I had to have his book. Great natural way to keep bees with practical idea and with realistic goals. Enjoyed this book a lot.

    17. yup. i got bees. i'm kinda freaked out. i had to carry them up 5 flights of stairs and some started flying around outside the otherwise sealed up hive. it was a scene. cleo, when are you coming?

    18. I thought this would serve as an intro to beekeeping based on the back cover and it was, in my opinion, too complicated for a beginner.

    19. An insightful foray into the dynamic world of chemical free beekeeping. A must read for apiculturist considering incorporation organic practices in their apiary.

    20. Quite a bit I didn't really understand in this one. I guess if I ever start keeping bees, I will read it again.

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