This is intended as a beginner's book. It is just volume one of the entire three volume book, but I wanted an inexpensive beginning book. I split the whole book it into three somewhat equal parts to sell separately and this is just the "Beginning Beekeeping Naturally" section. My intent is that they could expand to the other volumes as they want to get into more depth. If your intent is to keep bees naturally without treatments, this will get you off on the right foot and save a lot of regret for the things that are not easily changed later.
Michael Bush has had an eclectic set of careers from printing and graphic arts, to construction to computer programming and a few more in between. Currently he is working in computers. He has been keeping bees since the mid 70's, usually from two to seven hives up until the year 2000. Varroa forced more experimentation which required more hives and the number has grown steadily over the years from then. By 2008 it was about 200 hives. He is active on many of the Beekeeping forums with last count at about 45,000 posts between all of them.
"His writing is like his talks, with more content, detail, and depth than one would think possible with such few words...his website and PowerPoint presentations are the gold standard for diverse and common sense beekeeping practices."--Dean Stiglitz
I'm not one for reading, but I couldn't put this down. I won't be getting bees this year (2015) but I wanted to get all the info I could for next year when I do. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marc J Miller
I am just a beginning beekeeper and this book has been my favorite of the bunch. It is clear, simple and useful for the beginner.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great book! Bush dispels a lot of myths about bees and bee keeping. The Vol. 1 to 5 series is great if you can't spring for the single all in one book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Desert Dog
Very informative book on natural methods of beekeeping. If there could only be one book on beekeeping I would recommend this 3 book seriesPublished 3 months ago by tina d. brown
Excellent book both for those just starting out and those looking to hone their bee keeping skills. A lot of points to ponder on what is going on with bees today and how they can... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Russell Hawkins