Restoring the Balance in Beekeeping November 08, 2013 07:53:24 am The beekeeping world has become somewhat polarised lately, with \'honey farmers\' at one end and conservationists at the other end of the spectrum. This articles discusses a way to restore the balance and close the gap.
The Future of Natural Beekeeping September 17, 2012 07:47:51 am What is \'natural beekeeping\'? The question should rather be, \'is any beekeeping natural?\' and the answer must be that, in nature, only bees keep bees.
The Importance of Drones August 18, 2012 10:38:39 am Honeybee colonies are most often thought of as \'honey-producing systems\'. The author proposes that this type of thinking has led directly to the current, widespread problems experienced by bees and proposes a new and unusual way of looking at a honeybee colony.
The Beatrix Potter Syndrome January 13, 2012 01:40:49 am Anthropomorphism, sentimentality and mysticism have corrupted our relationship with nature. We need to take a fresh look at the way we habitually observe and interpret animal behaviour.
Wild and Free: Bees in Your Back Garden October 23, 2011 08:18:16 am It may seem romantic to have thousands of honeybees buzzing round your flower beds, but the reality is that they are not entirely without problems. This article will help you think through the pros and cons of keeping bees in your back yard.
10 Lessons We Can Learn From Honeybees February 28, 2011 03:43:58 am We can learn many things by observing the behaviour of honeybees. Here are ten examples of lessons we could usefully apply to our own lives.
Non-Violent Beekeeping for the Natural Beekeeper February 28, 2011 04:18:11 am A good deal of so-called \'modern\' beekeeping - in fact, virtually unchanged since the mid-19th century - is unsustainable from our point of view, as well as being a nuisance to bees. In terms of honey yield, it is clearly an improvement on logs and skeps, but in terms of bee health and energy efficiency, it has turned out to be a disaster. The job of the natural beekeeper is to find ways of interacting with bees that are truly sustainable, both for the bees themselves and for the planet.
Sustaining the Honeybee August 28, 2008 02:30:46 pm Bees are in trouble. Beekeeping is in trouble. This article looks at the way forward for sustainable, chemical-free, natural beekeeping.
How to Start Beekeeping For Free June 09, 2008 05:50:12 pm Ever thought you would like to keep bees but put off by the cost and complications of equipment? Here\'s how I do it, using home-made top bar hives and wild swarms.