From the Author
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.
About the Author
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